- Chassis # WP0ZZZ99ZRS398097
- Engine # 63R80527
- 1 of 216 Type-993 Cup 3.8 Cars Produced
- The Winner Of Two Supercup Races In 1994 Piloted By Fabien Giroix
- Original Engine Case & Finished In Its Period-Correct Finalion Livery
- Accompanied By A History File, Limited Hours On Engine Rebuild, Fresh Service, & Spares
The first single-marque Porsche Cup race series in Europe began in 1986 with the Porsche 944 Turbo Cup. The idea was to carefully prepare, and build in Weissach, cars for one-make racing with each vehicle tuned to provide equal and identical performance on the track. Staged regionally, nationally, internationally and at times in support of Formula 1 events, racing was head to head and bumper to bumper. Replacing the successful 944 Cup Series came the 911-based Porsche Carrera Cup in 1990, utilizing the type-964, 911. Then in 1993, now utilizing the new type-993 Carrera 2 coupe chassis, came the most prestigious of the single-marque Cup series; the Supercup Series.
Supercup Carreras were fitted with a full welded-in multi-point Matter roll cage, a single fixed position Recaro hardback racing seat with six-point safety harness, as well as a fire-suppression system. The suspension was uprated, stiffened and fitted with shorter springs. Cross-drilled and ventilated disc brakes with driver-operated ABS fronted three-piece Speedline Magnesium 18in center-lock wheels. The unassisted manual steering rack was upgraded with a faster ratio. A new naturally aspirated 3.8L M64/70 engine sent a rated 310 HP to the rear wheels through a 6-speed G50/30 manual transaxle with 40% limited-slip differential. The 993’s steel hood was traded for one of aluminum which helped bring the weight down to a mere 1,100 kg. For the 1994 season only, Supercup 993s ran without a front spoiler, splitter, side skirts and large rear spoiler, essentially in standard bodywork, referred to later as a pre-aero car.
The example offered here, chassis WP0ZZZ99ZRS398097, was completed in late-December 1993. Finished in Speed Yellow, RS398097 is one of a mere 100 examples slated for the R series and one of a total 216 type-993 Cup 3.8 cars. The car was dispatched to and entered by Giroix Racing in the ‘94 Supercup series and sponsored by Finalion for French motorist Fabien Giroix. Giroix made frequent televised appearances. Consistently running in the front of the crowded grids, the no. 22 car reached podium finishes in eight of the nine races including wins at Barcelona and Hockenheim. Giroix finished an impressive sixth overall in the end-of-season standings behind full-time professionals Uwe Alzen, Emmanuel Collard, and Dominique Dupuy. After his time in the Supercup Series, Giroix used his accolades achieved in the Supercup Series to pilot a McLaren F1 GTR in the BPR Global GT Endurance Series for the 1995 season with moderate success.
The earliest post-race record of RS398097 is dated April 1998, when purchased and imported to the United States by one Kerry Moore. The car resided in California until late 2000, before moving to the east coast where it was periodically cared for and serviced by Spencer Cox of Speedsport Tuning in Danbury, Connecticut. The car was later sold to a Mr. Embler of New Jersey in the fall of 2006. The motor, no. 63R80527, found to be matching numbers based on build records obtained from Porsche, was rebuilt in early 2007 under the supervision of Cox for preparation in endurance and DE events. Dawes Motorsports Development, a well-known racing shop out of Stroudsburg, PA, more recently rebuilt the drivetrain. It is believed that there are just under 20 hours on the current engine build and an estimated 3 hours on the current transmission rebuild. While in the care of LBI Limited’s ownership, RS398097 has been thoroughly gone through. Fitted with an aero-kit and Forgeline wheels when acquired, a correct and fitting spoiler-less rear decklid has been sourced, finished and installed as have the unique Cup-specific Speedline wheels. The rest of the aero kit parts were removed to return the car to its factory look. Services include a comprehensive refreshing of fluids, gaskets, seals and filters, along with leakdown and compression test and fresh Pirelli medium compound racing tires.
Today, this 1994 Porsche 911 Cup 3.8 racer is beautifully presented and wears its startling period-correct Finalion livery. Much of its original and unique Cup componentry including Aluminum hood, three-piece Speedline Magnesium wheels and hardback Profischale Recaro seat remain intact. A scant 24,510 km displays on its odometer. Eligible for HSR, PCA Club Races, and more, this very desirable first year Supercup 993 is perhaps the most collectible of the bunch.
Within the vehicle’s history file exists its importation documents, PCA logbooks, various period photographs as well as a spattering of invoices, correspondence and a Porsche Production Specification record. Also included in the sale are spare Forgeline Wheels, and what we believe to be factory aero kit componentry which we removed during our reconditioning process. This includes rear decklid with spoiler, front splitter, and side skirts.
**Sold on a Bill of Sale Only. Not for Street use.**