In 2001, Porsche unveiled the all-new 911 Turbo. Based on the then-current 996 platform, this new machine was a complete departure from the previous iterations of the 911 Turbo. The new car sported a liquid-cooled engine, as all 996 Porsches did. Unlike the GT cars, the Turbo did not trade its modern comforts for all-out track performance. The cabin feels like a proper luxury sports car and is rather unassuming until you push the accelerator into the floor. The leather seats are comfortable and heated, the stereo is high-end for its period, and the HVAC includes all of the modern comforts one would expect from a luxury sports car. Yet, the 420-horsepower flat-6 engine launches the Turbo forward at supercar levels of performance and Porsche's all-wheel-drive system provides levels of lateral grip typically reserved for purpose-built racecars. It was not until 2004, however, that Porsche unveiled the Turbo Cabriolet. It marked the first production Turbo Cabriolet since 1989 and was a warmly welcomed addition to the 911 lineup. It comes as no surprise that Robb Report voted the Turbo S Cabriolet as the runner-up to the "Car of the Year, 2004."
This 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet is an excellent example of the 996 chassis. It is finished in triple-black with factory-ordered silver GT3 wheels to complete an aggressive yet classic look. The original 3.6L twin-turbocharged flat-6 engine sends 420 horsepower through a 6-speed manual transaxle and propels the Cabriolet to 60 miles per hour in 4.1 seconds. With just 43,000 miles on the odometer and obsessive maintenance from new, this 996 Turbo is a spectacular example of the platform. For the sports car enthusiast seeking peak performance in an open-air format, few vehicles provide the same driving experience as the 996 Turbo Cabriolet. This car comes with a clean CarFax.