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Historic date Sunday, March 12, 2017

Looking for a serious buyer for this un-obtainium part.

Serious buyer or better yet, owner of 968 Turbo RS.

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Historic date Sunday, June 21, 1992

Original 1992 Road Test Porsche 968

"The Good Old Times", have a look at the young Jeremy Clarckson !

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Historic date Tuesday, June 16, 1992

After the Porsche victory at the  24Hrs Of LeMans, this 1992 advertising is still a nice one ....

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Historic date Friday, March 9, 2012

Another result for the Drendel Family Porsche Collection auctioned at Amelia Island Auction – March 9th, 2012.

1992 Porsche 968 Turbo RS

LOT #60 – 1992 Porsche 968 Turbo RS

Formerly the Property of Dr. Thomas Bscher and Lloyd Hawkins

Chassis WPOZZZ96ZNS820065

Estimate: $250,000 – $325,000, Without Reserve

SOLD AT $346,500 DOLLARS

Factory prototype with Le Mans and Sebring race history

With 450 horsepower and nearly 500 foot pounds of torque this is anything but your typical 968. The 968 Turbo RS was a product of the men at Porsche Motorsport in Weissach, Germany. Featuring the familiar 3.0L engine block, but utilizing a SOHC cylinder head, the 968 Turbo RS was fitted with a large, KKK L41 Turbocharger that helped make it so competitive that the entire project was eventually abandoned because of what some might call ‘sibling rivalry’. The 968 Turbo RS had the basic ingredients to embarrass its older brother, the 911. With an extensive use of Carbon Fiber and TAG engine management, this 968 proved to be a cutting edge weapon within its career. This particular example is undoubtedly the most desirable of the four produced, as it’s the prototype chassis and is the only example to be raced during the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1994.

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Porsche 968 Turbo S

Historic date Friday, January 1, 1993

1993, Porsche Motorsports at Weissach briefly produced a turbocharged 968 Turbo S, a fairly odd naming choice for Porsche which usually reserves the added "S" moniker for models that have been tuned for more power over a "lesser" counterpart, such as with the 911 Turbo.

The 968 Turbo S shared the same body and interior as the Club Sport and visually can be identified by the NACA bonnet hood scoops, adjustable rear wing and deeper front spoiler. Powered by a large 8 valve SOHC cylinder head (944 Turbo S) with 3.0 Liter 944S2 style engine block.

Tests conducted in 1993 produced a 0 to 100 km/h time of 4.7 seconds and a top speed of approximately 285 km, performance comparable to the much newer Type 996 911.

It generated 305 bhp at 5600 rpm with a maximum torque of 368 ft-lb at 3000rpm.

Only 16 were produced in total and only for sale in mainland Europe.

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Porsche 968 Turbo RS

Historic date Wednesday, January 1, 1992

Between 1992 and 1994, Porsche Motorsports Research and Development built and provided a full "Race" version (stripped out 968 Turbo S) for Porsche's customer race teams.

The 968 Turbo RS was available in two variations; a 337 bhp version using the K27 turbocharger from the Turbo S, which was built to the German ADAC GT specification (ballast added to bring the car up to the 1350 kg minimum weight limit), and an international spec version which used a KKK L41 turbocharger producing 350 bhp and was reduced to 1212 kg in weight.

Only 4 were ever produced ; 1 Guards Red (WPOZZZ96ZNS820065), 1 Speed Yellow (WPOZZZ96ZPS896061), 1 Black (WPOZZZ96ZPS896062) and 1 White (WPOZZZ96ZPS896063). These are the rarest 968s ever produced.