Rudy Mancinas is a Texan wishing to have a 964 and a 993 Porsche 911 in each color Stuttgart offered it in the catalog. And judging by eGarage’s film, he is getting there just fine.
The guy who owns one of the seven right-hand drive 993 GT2s says it’s a car that looks like it’s gonna do you in, drives like it’s gonna do you in, and that’s just how a fast 911 should be.
The first Porsche 911 Turbo is called “the widowmaker” because it had too much power for its own good. Yet a 993 GT2 replica will do rounds around it with gas money to spare, as Harry Metcalfe explains.
It’s cool and all to go sideways in some old Nissan coupe. It’s absolutely mental to try the same in the last aircooled 911 Turbo.
[Yes, Porsche did make an 'RS' version of their last aircooled 911. This is the 1995 3.8 liter 993 Carrera RS. It was too awesome to be sold in the United States. Photo: Porsche]
There are two kinds of car safety — there's passive safety like airbags and crumple zones. Then there's active safety like a car that lets you avoid a crash in the first place. This is a perfect demonstration of the latter.
It's easy to forget that a few years ago, there was one possibly-insane human being who turned an air-cooled Porsche 993 RS into a twin turbo, 650 horsepower GT2 clone drift car.
The proud new owner of this "993 TT" posted these shots of it on the Rennlist 993 forum. The problem is, the second shot reveals the engine bay and it's not turbocharged. In fact, it ain't even a 911!