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Porsche 968 Club Sport
What Makes a Club Sport a Club Sport
The price for the CS in 1994 was in the region of £29,975.
The belt service interval in the maintenance book is 48,000 miles but for caution and if the car is being driven hard regularly then some are changed at 36,000 miles.
The weight difference officially is 50kg, down from 1370kg to 1320kg, but sometimes is reported as much as 100kg. The discrepancy lies in where a coupe has full options like most UK models and can therefore be as much as a difference of 100kg, presumably then a fully specified coupe with all the options would be around 1420kg, the coupe Tiptronic is 1430kg so that particular comparison would bring a difference of 110kg.
Production figures as best I can make out are
The LSD was an option, No. M220
Alternator on the CS was reduced from
1610w to 1260w.
The MO30 kit was an option and gave the following, stiffer springs, adjustable Koni dampers, stiffer anti roll bars, cross drilled 304mm brake discs with callipers and an option of the 40% Torsen(Torsion Sensing) LSD.
The Club Sport had colour coded Glass Fibre bucket seats as standard.
The CS came in Black, Maritime Blue, Guards Red, Grand Prix White and Speed Yellow.
The red, white or black Club Sport script
down the side was standard on the CS but was a no cost option to delete
it from the spec.
Only 2 speakers as standard, fitted into the doors.
The Porsche 968 Sport was released in the UK only in January 1994 with the same standard suspension as the Club Sport in fact they where produced on the same assembly line and therefore receive the same chassis number series.
The Sport included, central locking, electric tailgate release, electric windows, electric mirrors, rear seats. Black cloth seats where standard.
Only four were built. One in 1992 and three in 1993:
During 1992, Porsche launched the 968 Turbo RS, this was a true racecar which had been developed to compete in Germany in the ADAC GT racing series which had been recently introduced. Because of the regulations for this race series the car was essentially based on the 968 coupe with only limited lightening because of the 4kg/bhp power/weight ratio limit.
The car with it's 3.0 litre 4 cylinder engine and only 2 valves per cylinder featured a K27 turbo, the cylinder head was similar to the 944 Turbo S, rather than using the 16V 968 head.
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