Porsche 911 Carrera Club Sport Buyer’s Guide European Car Magazine

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By the the 911 had become fat. Not obese, you, but compared to its predecessors, the car was overwhelmed with opulent Plush interiors, electric seats, power windows, air layers of sound proofing, washers.

These copious were comforts devoted to latest clientele, young professionals, i.e. yuppies.

intentional or not, Porsche was the very essences of what it to drive a world-class sports a thrill that was not superfluous but in the 911. The company was leaving its faithful customers standing on the shaking their heads.


The 3.2 tipped the scales at nearly lb. To date, the heaviest normally 911 to hit the roadway. Power was up, of course, an of 27 horses for the U.S. model the earlier 911 SC.

But there is more to an exhilarating behind the wheel of a true GT simply grunt.

Luckily, recognized a portion of its fans becoming disheartened by the Carrera’s banality. To counter this and to show the company was still in the of making sporty sports the M637 option code was to create the Carrera Club a light-weight version of the Carrera

Only 340 of these bare-bones rolled off the assembly line 1987-89. In 1988, the first the car was available in the U.S. a mere 22 crossed the American shoreline, only six more arriving in

Intended for customers with a bent, the M637 code was not a lengthy deletion list pared nearly 150 lb from the it also included modifications to the motor.

Essentially a stock the CS cylinder heads received intake valves. The DME was re-chipped, the redline from 6200 to rpm. Rumors abound the engines were built the watchful eye of the racing department, but the aluminum case carries a SP stamp, this hearsay has been confirmed.

Unfortunately, the raw numbers for horsepower (217 bhp at rpm) and torque (195 at 4800 rpm) were no from that of the standard Increased performance, a shade from 0 to 60 mph and a top speed of 151 mph, up 148 mph, was due to weight savings. The of the World versions of both the Sport and stock Carrera enjoyed 231 bhp and 209 lb-ft of torque.

The CS did receive stiffer engine and a short-throw shifter for its G50 transmission.

On the the Club Sport was distinguishable by its rear spoiler without the badging on the rear-most surface. The airdam came without openings. The only insignia this would-be racer was a CS Club Sport decal the left front fender.

factory literature stated the were offered in standard and body colors, the majority was in Grand Prix White.

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All the cars were supposed to be again for weight savings. One CS was equipped with a factory-installed In Great Britain, where Grand Prix White CSs were deposited, there is to be a special-order Targa in Guards

The car’s precise handling was by the addition of Bilstein sport absorbers. Standard wheels and were 7×15- and 8×15-in. wrapped in 195x65VR15 and 215x60VR15 front and rear, respectively.

To its moniker of a racy light-weight, the Sports-except for the U.K. cars-forewent the PVC undercoating, which annulled the long-term corrosion warranty, it from 10 years to 2. The CS went air conditioning, a trunk or engine light. Porsche’s assembly left out most of the sound the rear window wiper and a simplified wiring harness.

Slip into the cockpit of a CS and the code becomes most The car best fits a bachelor or couple as there are no rear Instead, a carpeted shelf open storage beneath their place.

This the car to be homologated as a two-seater.

The CS had no radio, a few cars did receive stereos at importing dealerships. The power-window were replaced by manual mechanisms. Lightweight seats the electric lounges.

While materials were available, of the seats were covered in a black pin-striped cloth or a Porsche cloth that had sewed diagonally across the

The central-locking mechanism was scuttled. The heater control was replaced by levers, which returned to classic position next to the The door panels were with simplified doorlatch pull handles and door without lids.

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