This is an unusual opportunity to own a Porsche factory built racecar, with a terrific professional race resume in Europe, and a coddled cost-no-object retirement here in the US.
Background: 993 SuperCup Program:
SPECIFICATION INCLUDES:- 6-SPEED MANUAL GEARBOX, 18” MAGNESIUM CENTRE-LOCK ALLOYS, LOCKING REAR-DIFFERENTIAL, 75 LITRE FUEL TANK, AERODYNAMICALLY DESIGNED REAR WING
Following up on the spectacular success of the inaugeral 964 Cup Car series, Porsche pulled out all the stops in creating what would be the last and ultimate air-cooled Porsche race car. Porsche’s 993 was already a best-of-both worlds combination of old-school 911 body shell with the contemporary multi link suspension that continues to the present day. Porsche ravaged the parts bin for every possible go-fast enhancement, and agressively deleted everything that didn’t contribute to success on the track.
The Cup itself was first introduced in 1994 and in 1995 227 “street-legal” versions were produced as homologation specials. These were known as the 993 Carrera RS. With the Cup car being an out and out racing car, anything that wasn’t required for competition was removed. Although still recognisably a 911, the electric windows, electric mirrors, central locking, headlight washers, stereo speakers were all deemed unnecessary additions to the car and were removed in name of saving weight. In order to further aid the weight loss of the Cup car, it featured an aluminium front luggage compartment and thinner window glass.
The result was a car that only weighed 1,100kg’s and with 315bhp available thanks to the stunning 3.8 litre engine, was able to achieve 170 mph with the correct gearing. The engine and the distinct lack of weight and anything unnecessary for racing just go to further enhance how focused this car is on the driving experience, and ultimately, lap time.
It has long been argued that one make racing provides the greatest entertainment for spectators and gives a proper demonstration of driver skill. By being behind the wheel of identical machinery, the skill of the driver is put the ultimate test to ensure that they are the fastest car in the field. This is demonstrated by the list of professional racing drivers who took part in the 993 Cup car series to prove their metal against one and other. Driver such as Ralf Schumacher, Norbeto Fontana, Bernard Simmenauer, Jacques Laffite, Stefan Johansen, Ralf Waldmann, Harald Grohs, Kevin Schwantz, Ralf Kelleners, Jurgen von Gartzen, Jack Leconte, Patrick Huisman, Paul Belmondo, Patrick Simon, and Emmanuel Collard all took part in the series. There is no doubt that Porsche’s one make series’ have been at the forefront of this side of motorsport for decades, and with Porsche’s GT3 Cup series still being a major part of global of motorsport, it only goes to further enforce the point of the 993 Cup being iconic in its own right.
The example offered here today is finished in classic Grand Prix White and comes equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox, unassisted steering, 18" centre-locking magnesium-alloy wheels, locking differential, 75-litre fuel tank, roll cage, single Sparco seat, and biplane rear wing. The car is offered with FFSA Technical Passport (issued 1997), dynamometer printout (300 horsepower), and a copy of the factory specification sheet.
These Cup cars are ideal for anyone considering taking up historic racing and represent excellent value for money when compared to the likes of the RSR and GT2 models. An opportunity not to be missed
I'm not sure how/exactly when the car came to the US but it was probably 2006. I bought it from a PCA racer (name upon request) in 2010. Since then it has had 30 hours of track and racing. Noted Porsche Racecar builder Peter Dawe did the trans and engine rebuild in 2012 and it's had literally 10 hours of track time since then.
Cosmetic restoration was completed in 2018, by 47 Motorsports. It was a full glass out, bare tub rehab, with all new graphics done in the Hack Motorsports Livery (the last pro racing livery it used)
Interior was returned to original, still has original Porsche racing seat, gauges, door panels etc.
Modifications since cup car days include an 80 liter enduro fuel tank and dump tank fill valve through the hood.
I have ten spare supercup wheels which I've never used, and are still painted the Beru Supercup blue color.
While the car has been restored to a condition appropriate for static display in a collection, it is fully race worthy and would pass tech inspection for PCA or Vintage classes. The belts are fresh, the fire system is new, in-car radio is installed and functional. New plexi windscreen, kill switches, racing battery all recent. Drivetrain, brakes, suspension are all race ready; just add fresh tires and go. In addition to the ten period correct Speedline wheels, it has two sets of racing Forgelines. It's ready to go to war in competition, tomorrow.
Despite having >64,000 KM on the odometer reading, all on the racetrack of course, it appears the car never had any kind of major hit. It still has for example the original aluminum hood, usually the first casualty in a hit, and irreplaceable at this point. When 47 Motorsports stripped it for paint, they found only minor body work underneath, interestingly some of it done with lead!
HIstory of Car, as reconstructed from logbooks (logbooks available for inspection to serious inquiries)
1995 13 races Beru Supercup Team, drivers Fritz Kattoll, Danny Pfeil
1996 6 Races, Beru, Supercup, Driver Norbert Krull
1997 3 Races, GP, presume Supercup, driver unknown
1998 14 Races, Now GTP, Drivers Rutenbech, Fuchs, Chizanowski
1999 8 Races, GTP, R. Hach. Driver
2000 9 Races, GTP, Drivers, Hermann/Sassenrath, Dornier, Kuypes, Preuss.
2001 11 Races, GTP, Driver Thomas Fritsch
2002 9 Races, GTP, Driver Thomas Fritsch
2003 10 Races, GTP, Driver Thomas Fritsch
2004 1 Race, GTP Driver Thomas Fritsch
2005-Present: PCA Club Racing, Drivers Unknown, Keith Komar, Forrest Hull, & Myself.