Built to homologate the 3.8-liter RSR for competition in BPR GT3 and GT4 racing, the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8 is essentially a racing car built for use on the road.
At its heart is the 3.8-liter normally aspirated Type M64/20 engine producing 296 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 262 pound-feet of torque at 5,400 rpm. Its Variocam variable-length intake system and newly designed forged pistons introduced additional weight savings over the standard 3.8-liter engine. This distinctive powerplant sports dual oil coolers, lightened rocker arms, and a host of additional performance upgrades befitting its role as a homologation special. The gearing of its Type G50/31 six-speed manual transmission is optimized for acceleration, rather than top speed.
Porsche also fitted a limited-slip differential, 993 Turbo-sourced anti-lock brakes, and ADB traction control. Immense 265/35ZR-18R tires on the rear and 225/40ZR-18 tires on the front are mounted on special 18-inch “Speedline for Porsche” three-piece, light-alloy wheels with magnesium centres.
Porsche built just 1,104 examples of the 993 Carrera RS of which there were 227 'Clubsport' (M003) versions made. The Clubsport was based on the Carrera Cup competition car and specifically conceived as a homologation special in a great enough quantity (at least 50 units) to qualify it for the BPR GT3 and GT4 categories as the RSR 3.8. The Clubsport version, which could be registered for road use in some countries, features additional safety equipment for motorsports use, including a full welded roll cage, suspension strut brace as standard, Recaro bucket seats with six-point harness belts, battery isolator switch and a fire extinguisher. The modified front spoiler and large adjustable rear wing combine low wind resistance with high downforce. The interior has no carpet trim or headlining and is painted in body colour. The engine and running gear are identical to the ‘standard’ version with the exception of having a lighter single mass flywheel.
Completed on 28 March, 1995, this left-hand drive C00 example was delivered new to Germany via Porsche Centre Osnabrück and was the 138th RS 3.8 example produced between 1994 and 1996. The car maintains a Porsche birth certificate that states it was specified from new in special order Blut Orange, a popular Porsche colour from the 60s and 70s. Its factory specification also includes the desirable M003 Clubsport package in addition to Strut bar, Carrera RS Clubsport Rear Spoiler, and Top Tinted Windscreen.
The car remained in Germany until 2000 when it was purchased from German dealer Thomas Schmitz by a Mr Gerard de Jong, a resident of Arkel in South Holland. Mr de Jong registered the car in Holland and enjoyed it at various Porsche Club events over the years, servicing and maintaining it at his own car company, Autobedrijf Blokland. In 2005, he transferred ownership into his wife’s name and they would continue to own the RS until 2017 when they sold it back to Thomas Schmitz in Germany.
During 2017, the car was treated to a cosmetic restoration, this included a full refurbishment of the iconic Speedline split rim wheels and a full bare metal respray in its original Blut Orange colour. After the work was completed, the car was sold once more by Thomas Schmitz to its current owner, a renowned and dedicated Porsche enthusiast who imported it to the United Kingdom and registered it for use on the road in May, 2018.
Since then, it has been cared for with no-expense spared by specialists Heritage Autowerks in the U.K. and Garage Milliancourt in France. Recent maintenance includes a major service in November, 2022 during which Garage Milliancourt replaced all spark plugs, changed the engine and gearbox oil, replaced all filters, fitted new shock absorbers and carried out a full geometry setup.
This stunning 3.8 RS Clubsport has been exceptionally well cared for during its life and sits today in fantastic condition showing 65,400 km from new. It is offered for sale accompanied by an extensive history file, Porsche birth certificate, 2 keys, Porsche first aid kit, jack, spare wheel, original tool roll and a large number of photos documenting the bare metal respray in 2017.
One of the most extreme road-going Porsches ever made, and perhaps the purest way to sample the marque’s last air-cooled 911. This wonderfully rare special-order colour, factory Clubsport example is surely an opportunity not to be missed. Contact us now for more information or to arrange a viewing.