1989 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera CS

1989 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera CS

Year: 1987-1989  |  Generation: 3.2 Carrera (1984–1989)  |  Units built: 340
Engine: 3.2 L flat-six | Power: 228 hp | 0 – 60 mph: 5.9 s | Top Speed: 154 mph


In 1983 the SC 911 went away and was replaced by the 911 3.2 Carrera. This was the final “classic” 911 before the Type Porsche 964 was introduced in late 1989. A comeback of the Carrera nameplate was combined with a new, bigger and more advanced engine. A 3.2-liter horizontally opposed flat 6 with between 207 bhp (in the U.S) and 231 bhp (other markets). Three basic models were available – coupé, targa and cabriolet. There were a few special edition cars made too, including the “commemorative edition”, “anniversary edition” and “911 Speedster”. The 1987-1989 Carrera Club Sport, of which 340 were produced, is a collectible 911 that had a blueprinted engine with a higher rev limit and had 50 kg (110 lb) in weight removed.


We love all 3.2s to be honest but we had to pick a favorite. There are a lot 3.2s on the market so it’s a great classic car to buy for those looking to get into Porsche 911 without breaking the bank. Cars built between 1984 and 1989 feature an improved 3.2-liter flat-six engine and modern electronic fuel injection, while 1987-89 editions come with upgraded G50 gearboxes as well. The late Eighties never got their own official 911 RS so the rate 3.2 Carrera Club sport was some comfort for Porsche fans with its 2.7 RS-inspired aesthetics and lighter weight.


The 911 CS was more extreme yet affordable at the time. Porsche put the 3.2 Carrera on a weight watchers program with things like air-conditioning, rear seats, electric windows and central locking all removed. All up they were able to remove about 50 kg (110 pounds) of weight, getting the car’s kerb weight to 1260 kg. Revised engine management gave a higher rev limit of 6,840rpm, but Porsche never claimed there was any increase in power. Suspension was uprated, and a limited-slip differential was standard.


In a shock to anybody who has tried to by a special edition Porsche, the 911 CS was actually a few grand cheaper than the regular car.

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