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Performance and Specifications

Best Handling Car Of 1993

While the Club Sport isn't the fastest Porsche in a straight line, with its front engine / rear transaxle layout the excellent weight distribution results in fantastic handling on road and track: the 968 Club Sport was voted best handling car of 1993, beating all of its contemporaries to the title.

With prices of the revered 964 RS increasing in recent years, the Club Sport now presents a very good choice for the buyer and will still give such highly commended cars a run for their money on tight and twisty circuits. A noteworthy example of this is the 968 Club Sport driven by Ben Demetriou of Faze1 Motorsport (with the help of independent specialist Ninex) winning Class 1 of the Porsche Club Championship in 2009 whilst racing against 964s and 993s.

Key Facts

2990 cc in line 4 cylinder engine, twin overhead camshafts with Variocam variable valve timing with Bosch Motronic engine management
240bhp at 6200rpm and 225Ibs torque at 4100rpm
6 speed gearbox
Front wheels and sizes - 7.5 J x 17 225/45/ZR17
Rear wheels and sizes - 9 J x 17 255/40/ZR17
Standard brake discs 298mm front and 299 rear
Cup 1 / Cup 2 wheels fitted depending on the year of production
0-62 mph - 6.2 seconds
Top speed - 157 mph

Popular Modifications

Cup 1Cup 2

There is a weight difference between the Cup 1 and 2 wheels:
Cup 1 7.5 J 10.6kg, 9 J 11.8kg
Cup 2 7.5 J 9.4kg, 9 J 10.15kg

968 CS M030
968 CS airbox mod
968 CS Bucket Seats

The sports package M030 is a popular upgrade for those cars that didn't come with this as a selected option originally. It comprises stiffer springs and dampers (adjustable Koni), stiffer anti roll bars (3 position adjustable at the rear and fixed at the front) and more powerful brakes (cross drilled discs 304mm at the front and 299mm rear).

The M220 LSD option is also desirable for those wanting to take their car on track, whether from the factory or retro-fitted.

Other popular modifications include a Promax chip (an increase in the region of 18bhp and 17Ib ft torque) which improves the power delivery, a K&N air filter and a modified airbox which greatly improves the feed to the engine. Developed in the US, this involves drilling four holes in the front of the existing airbox to aid airflow within the airbox. When used with a K&N air filter it is said to develop an extra 10bhp - and it certainly improves the sound of the engine under acceleration. There is also an up-rated fuel pressure regulator which works well on the car with the other modifications in place.

968s are not famed for the sound of their engine: compared to a 911 of the same age, the engine note is very quiet. However with a simple upgrade to a different stainless steel exhaust (they come standard with a stainless exhaust although many are suffering from a split back box) the sound output can be transformed to something much more lively. Many companies offer these to fall in line with various budgets and investments such as these can be well worth it.

The original Recaro lightweight fixed-back bucket seats (click here for more details) are now highly sought after (shared with the 993 RS Clubsport & GT2 Clubsport) and thus command very high prices secondhand, a very similar situation to those of the 964 RS. They offer excellent support for track days and are a good-looking feature. In the absence of these original seats, Recaro Pole Position or SPG seats make a good substitute. Alternatively, Corbeau have produced a nice-looking Club Sport bucket seat which is very similar to the original seats but better suited to a more modest budget.

In reality, for road driving there is only a small difference between a Club Sport in lightweight trim or one with some optional extras - including those badged as a Sport in the UK. If you are after a track car, a Club Sport with only the M030 and M220 options is probably the best car, as the difference in handling will be felt on the track.

To overlook the 968 purely because it is not a 911 would certainly be a mistake.

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