The 964-generation Porsche 911 Carrera RS was never sold in the United States. Instead, we got the RS America, a watered down version that lacked many of the real RS's weight-saving upgrades. Now that the real 964 RS is more than 25 years old, though, we're finally able to import them to the US and get a taste for ourselves.
Eli Kogan, the subject of this latest video, recently got the chance to purchase a Maritime Blue Carrera RS from a friend that was originally imported from Japan. Kogan says he appreciates Porsche's decision to design the RS based on the 964 Cup racer, adapting many of the race car's lightweight improvements for road use. That means reduced sound-deadening, no airbags, and less crash structure to weight the car down.
Kogan also says that unlike some Porsche models, which need parts from newer cars to be more fun, the 964 Carrera RS was expertly equipped right from the factory. It doesn't need a lager wing, or different wheels, or bigger brakes—it's perfect, and that's what makes it special.
Check out the full Petrolicious video below.