The Porsche 911 964 was born in 1988, reaching to become one of the most captivating models for any fan of the brand.
With 85% of new parts, we can say that the 964 was a completely new model regarding G series. This model hid a 3.6-liter boxer engine, air-cooled 250 horsepower under the hood. And for the first time in the history of the Carrera 4, it came all-wheel traction.
The truth is that the aesthetics of the model did not mean a before and after in comparison with the G Series, but had many details that made the difference between the two generations. One was the design and manufacture of the bumpers, now much more streamlined and made with polyurethane.
With a more modern form, with the 964 came one of the main hallmarks of the Porsche 911 which is preserved until today: the retractable rear spoiler. This new advancement of engineering set to work when overcoming a certain vehicle speed, being able to also deploy manually through a knob on the dashboard. This addition to the 911 is even part of the equipment of the last two generations of Turbo. It is remarkable also that the 964 began to mount a atmospheric engine of 3600 cc., reaching 250 hp.
Speaking of the interior, the goal of the 964 designers was to improve comfort. In fact, it is something that buyers have in mind when choosing between a G Series and 964.
Regarding the technical side, the 964 introduced the ABS, the Triptonic gearbox (optional), power steering and airbags. In addition, the chassis was completely new in design as well as the incorporation of coil springs replacing the stiff suspension with torsion bars.
So successful was the 964 that Porsche decided to diversify the range, adding the Carrera 4 Cabriolet, Targa versions, and in 1990 the 964 Turbo. This latest model initially mounted a 3.3-liter boxer engine. But a year later it was replaced by a 3.6-liter engine and 360 hp.