Monterey | Lot 334
1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS N/GT
$325,000 - $400,000 USD
| Monterey, California
14 August 2021
- 12% of the hammer price up to and including $250,000
- 10% of the hammer price in excess of $250,000
- Extremely rare M003 racing package
- One of just 20 “Macau Cars” manufactured
- The only example finished in Amethyst Metallic
- Three owners from new
- Supplied with Porsche production information
In the early 1990s, Porsche was intent on keeping its new 964 Carreras front and center on the world’s racing stage, so it developed track-ready versions of both its rear- and all-wheel drive cars. A small batch (22) of “lightweight” all-wheel-drive C4 coupes was built, while the Carrera 2 became the basis for the hugely successful 964 Carrera Cup and its slightly more civilized and road-legal sibling, the Carrera RS. Then came the N/GT, aimed at BPR’s Group N and ADAC’s race series. With the M003 package, the N/GT was ready to hit the track.
The Carrera RS, and thus the N/GT, were drastically lightened with thinner side glass, an aluminum hood, a smaller battery, a simpler wiring loom, lightweight door cards, and minimal carpeting. Insulation and soundproofing were removed. Already seam-welded, the N/GT added a Matter roll cage, a larger fuel tank, two Nomex racing seats and harnesses, a cockpit battery kill switch, and a fire extinguisher.
Like the 964 RS, its engine was a 3.6-liter naturally aspirated M64/03 flat-six, generating 260-270 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. Power reached the rear wheels through a single-mass flywheel, racing clutch, and a five-speed manual transaxle with ZF asymmetric limited slip. The suspension was lowered by two inches with stiffer Bilstein coil-over shocks. There were larger adjustable anti-roll bars, and all bushings were replaced with ball-joints. The brakes were upgraded to Brembo four-piston calipers with drilled Turbo rotors. Wheels were wider 17-inch units in magnesium by SM.
Twenty N/GTs, each in a different color, were specially built to run in a one-make GT race series in Macau, China to help publicize a local tycoon’s casino business. The N/GTs were ordered to be modified by Porsche Exclusive with colorful interiors, leather seats, sport steering wheels, and leather-wrapped roll cages. That deal ultimately fell apart before the cars were delivered. Porsche wound up selling all 20 at a huge discount to the Japanese exotic car dealership Art Sports Osaka, which in turn sold them to private owners in Japan. Over time, these specially outfitted cars became very collectible, and half a dozen have been imported to the US.
This stunning N/GT is finished in its original color of F9 Amethyst Metallic. Retaining its original M003 racing equipment, this "Macau Car" was fitted with a black RS interior highlighted by tri-color seat inserts and steering wheel by Porsche Exclusive. This example’s original engine was replaced in Japan with another from the same series, so it is mechanically correct. Imported to the US in 2017, this very special Porsche had recorded 70,383 kilometers (43,735 miles) at the time of cataloguing. It would certainly be the star of any Porsche club event.