it's ridiculous, you may say. removing a tiny luxury like being able to unlock the boot from the outside with a key in an effort to save weight is like fly pussy; small, unfathomable, damn near inconsequential. but when you add up ten or so of these elements, the grams suddenly turn into kilos, and that makes all the difference in the world because at the end of this exercise, this 968 lost 50 of them.
what Porsche decided to do here is beyond a Bauhaus designer's wildest dream. they simply chucked the lock cylinder, the leach of a micro switch, and its clamp with a plastic bung they simply call "cap" and slapped part number 944 505 671 00 on it. you might say to yourself, "great, now how do you get the hatch open?" well, when you've been around Porsches long enough, you begin think like the engineers do and know that there's a pull cord somewhere to release it from the inside...and there is.
they've attached a bowden cable, number 944 512 097 05 to the latch and infused a little early 911 fairy dust on it by giving it the same T handle (901 552 813 20) used since the birth of the 911 up until the 964. and because there's now a handle sticking out of the carpeted side lining, the CS also gets its own part number (944 555 083 05 and 06 from MY1994) for the lining with a hole for the bowden cable to come out of in a dignified manner.
the greatest thing about owning a Club Sport is knowing that in it lives lots of little details such as this...we're just getting warmed up here.