Birth of the RS

First announced with very little fuss in late 1990, April’s 1991 Christophorus carried the first proper preview, and set out some of the reasoning behind the car. Originally called the N/GT the purpose was to provide a customer car with close ties to the Cup Carrera. N/GT was a homologation group for near-standard Grand touring vehicles. Homologation required 1000 units to be built and then allowing only very minor changes. The N/GT project at Porsche was launched in .1990 which meant if 1000 units were produced by the end of 1991 then the car would be eligible from the beginning of 1992. More…