Porsche 911 Carrera Club Sport
lightweight sports version also called the 911 RS of the 80ties
one of only 189 produced units
the incredible, sought rarity
In the mid-80s, Porsche 911 began to be too heavy. Compared with its predecessors, it was literally overflowing with things that make life of the driver easier, but increase the weight. Power windows and seats, luxury upholstery, air conditioning, insulation layers and lights washing system: all this items former Porsche clients "yuppies" wanted, but the brand enthusiasts only shook their heads...
Fortunately, Porsche realized, that these hard-core fans are very important for brand. And so it was decided to manufacture a sportier version: under code M637 was created Carrera Club Sport, a lightweight version of the standard Carrera 3.2.
Lightening consists mainly of removing all unnecessary luxury features – ie those which are mentioned above and many others. Disappeared rear seats, central locking, lighting of engine and trunk, rear wiper, radio, clipboard at the door, and other elements. Without making any fundamental changes Porsche (there are still carpets and comfortable factory seats) managed to reduce the weight of 40 kg!
Changes were also mechanical. Although the rear wheels are still spinning with power from the same six-cylinder 3.2 as the standard car, there are few modification. Let us mention, for example, lighter intake valves and a modified engine management, which increased the maximum rpm from 6520/min to 6840/min. Power goes to the wheels via G50 gearbox with a shorter running and longer fourth and fifth gear. Between the rear wheels there is limited slip differential and we can found Bilstein shock absorbers in all corners.
A special feature is, that Porsche did not state any extra performance. However, probably due to modified control unit, it has been found that engines in Club Sport models have output from 240 to 245 horsepower, which is about 9 to 14 more than the standard Carrera 3.2. Interesting think, which was not told to new car owner. Reduced weight also signed momentum, accelerating to a 100 km/h takes 6.1 s and the car achieves a maximum speed of 245 km/h.
Most Club Sports were painted with white Grand Prix colour, with the possibility of buying big red stickers Carrera CS on hips. That is also the case of our car. Alloy wheels Fuchs fits to the the overall outfit. All told, 190 pieces of Club Sport were made, 189 coupes and 1 targa, 53 were right-hand side for the UK market, where this model was by professional community welcomed with open arms: for example, the editors of Motor magazine wrote that it is the fastest 911, which they drove. And in the UK, it was cheaper than conventional Carrera RS. In the US, the model was taken conversely, was a bit more expensive, and the local market did not accept it – there were only 28 cars sold.
|Porsche 911 Carrera Clubsport 1987|
|Engine:||air cooled six cylinder boxer, 3164 cm3, Bosch fuel injection, 2 x OHC, two valves per cylinder|
|Max. output:||170 kW (231 hp) at 5900/min|
|Gearbox:||five speed manual|
|Suspension:||independent front and rear wheels, limited slip differential, Bilstein shock absorbers|
|Period of production:||1987 to 1989|
|Number of produced units:||189 units of coupe, 1 unit of targa|