The 996 represents a milestone in the 911 production, as for the
first time in its history the flat-six engine that resided at the
rear was no longer air-cooled, instead using a water-cooled
flat-six engine with four valves per cylinder for improved
performance, efficiency, and engine temperature management.
For the 2001 model year, Porsche introduced the all-wheel-drive
Turbo variant with face-lifted bodywork with larger ducts at the
front bumper to improve airflow to the radiators before the front
wheels, widened fenders with large intake ducts before the rear
wheel arches, and distinctive vents for the intercoolers at the
rear bumper. The body shell was completely redesigned, with
smoother lines and a raked-back windshield that made the cabin
significantly roomier. Additionally, the chassis was 45% stiffer
than the older model, yet it managed to be lighter than the older
The Turbo S models introduced in 2005 made the X50 package
standard, bringing the horsepower rating from 420 to 450 with
larger turbos, intercoolers, an ECU tune, reinforced gearbox, and
Ceramic Composite brakes (PCCB). Since the M96 engine's lineage can
be traced back to the 996 GT3 and the 600-horsepower GT1 race car,
it has been proven to be a durable power plant that was able to
withstand tuning to reliably extract tremendous horsepower
Knowing exactly what the possibilities of the Turbo's engine were,
the owner of this 911 began building his vision of the ideal
street-legal supercar. Beginning with a well-optioned Arctic Silver
Metallic over Boxster Red leather 2005 Turbo S, the owner enlisted
the help of some highly respected names in the Porsche industry to
make his vision a reality.
A no-expense-spared approach was taken to build a fully drivable
and reliable car that would produce over 600 horsepower while still
remaining within the safe limits of the engine's OEM internals. In
total, over $40,000 in parts alone were spent in improving the
engine and chassis dynamics. Horsepower at the crank from the
engine modifications is estimated at 660 horsepower/530 lb-ft of
torque on 93 octane fuel and 680 horsepower/598 lb-ft of torque on
100 octane fuel.
While this 996 Turbo was built with maximum performance in mind, it
has never been raced on a track or drag raced, instead has been
driven extensively on road trips. A copy of the Porsche Certificate
of Authenticity that has been signed by Jerry Seinfeld is included
with the car, along with a list of the extensive modifications
performed and the associated invoices outlining the labor
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