I thought it would be great time to highlight one of Porsches greatest limited production cars of the past. The RS America came out in the spring of 1992 as a1993 model. It was light with suspension and wheel upgrades found on the 965 Turbo. It came only in a coupe version with only 3 color choices - red, black and white (although you could special order it in midnight blue metallic or polar silver) and only with four options. It was made for the track and most of them happily found their way to a track at some point in their life. There were only 701 made in two model years, 93-94.
The only reason the RSA exists is because Porsche felt the European RS model was too aggressive for the US market so it was not sold here. Alas, the RS America was born - it was an RS made just for America. No power steering, no cruise control, no AC, no sunroom and no radio. It did come with a very distinctive 'whale tail' spoiler that still stands out today.
I am lucky enough to have two RSA’s in my collection. Here are the highlights of one of mine.
Porsche RS America 1993 WPOAB2966PS419115, 77 K miles Black with black, 1 of 701 made, Rare Car. Stock. Original engine & transmission: Options: AC, LTD, non-sunroof, package box, correct seats, Cup 1 wheels, tires ex, suspension upgrade to PSS 9, Euro ride height, Brake upgrade to 993 fronts and larger rears, chip, This is a fast car. Minor paint work, Well-maintained. No wrecks, no rust, no stories. It's a nice car, but aren't they all.
Dan Petchel is a Porsche driver, enthusiast and longtime PCA member and he's been tinkering with these beloved German sports cars for close to 50 years. He writes about Porsches, Targa Tops, vintage parts and the people he meets along the way.