A Porsche 993 Carrera RS Club Sport comes face to face with its Doppelganger…

The morning of June 16, 2012 saw the return of the rare, mexico blue Porsche 993 Carrera RS Club Sport to Cars&Coffee/Irvine. However, parked and lurking amongst the Porsche faithful was a hidden doppelgänger; a rare example of a full race Porsche 993 Carrera RS Cup Car. Webster’s dictionary defines doppelgänger as a ghostly counterpart; double; alter ego. These three definitions could not have more accurately described the early morning encounter between these two Porsches…

And with a little jockeying, suddenly the two cars were parked side by side, each representing examples from the highly developed 993 Carrera RS DNA strand. Both the 993 Carrera RS and the Club Sport variants were built to fulfill the homologation requirements necessary for Porsche to produce their ultimate type 993 genetic offering; the full race Carrera Cup car. Powered by a 3.8 liter air-cooled six cylinder motor producing 305 horsepower, these became the largest air-cooled flat six motors to be built and sold by Porsche. And for those who were fortunate enough to attended Porsches Rennsport Reunion IV back in October, you may recognize this red # 9 Carrera RS Cup car as  having been one of the competitors from the weekends Group 6 – Cayman Interseries / 911 Invitational races.

The following photos are a brief glimpse of this rare encounter between the two Porsche Carrera RS models…

Mexico Blue Porsche 993 Carrera RS Club Sport_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 16, 2012

Mexico Blue Porsche 993 Carrera RS Club Sport and its red 993 doppelganger_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 16, 2012

A pair of Porsche 993 Carrera RS _rear wing silhouettes_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 16, 2012

Mexico Blue Porsche 993 Carrera RS Club Sport and its red 993 doppelganger_3/4rear view _Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 16, 2012

Red Porsche 993 Carrera RS Cup car_ rear view_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 16, 2012

Mexico Blue Porsche 993 Carrera RS Club Sport and its red 993 doppelganger_ dual rear views_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 16, 2012

Mexico Blue Porsche 993 Carrera RS Club Sport and its red 993 doppelganger_ dual rear view/rear deck wings_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 16, 2012

2 Porsches at rest _Mexico blue Carrera RS Club sport and Red Carrera RS Cup car_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 16, 2012

And just as quickly as they had appeared, with a twist of their keys, both were brought to life and soon departing, under escort from a trio of early model Porsche 911s…

Porsche convoy_'73 911,  993 Carrera RS club sport, red 993 Cup car, red 911S_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 16, 2012

Single file Porsche convoy _993s and 911s_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_June 16. 2012

(All photos by the author)

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