1996 Porsche 993 Turbo
Purchased on 3/7/96 at Newport Auto Center, this special order Turbo would be a Southern California fixture for the next 19 years. The second owner would buy the menacing Black Metallic 993 in September 1998 with only 3395 miles. He would have the car maintained at Rusnak Pasadena Porsche over the next 17 years. By 2002 the car would have covered only 9752 original miles.
Since arriving at Canepa the Turbo has been fully mechanically inspected and properly serviced. Hand cleaned from the bottom to the top, and then gently polished and waxed, this Turbo presents like new again. Whether to be kept as a low mileage collectable, or to be driven like the Teutonic gods intended, this 993 Turbo is ready.
Sunroof Automatic speed control
Self dimming mirrors and rain sensor
Cellular phone - black console
Lumbar support - left and right
Radio cd CDR210
Console CD Storage for 8 Discs
PAG Turbo Designation
Supple Leather Seats/Trim front and rear
Manufactured from the Exclusive-Programme
About the 993 Turbo
3.6 liter twin-turbo flat six engine
6-speed manual transmission
Torque: 398 lb-ft
0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds
0-100 mph in 9.5 seconds
Top speed: 181 mph
Curb weight: 3306 lbs
60 mph to 0 in 2.3 seconds
In 1993 Porsche introduced what is regarded by many as the most beautiful 911 of all: the Type 993. Over the years the 911 had received numerous aerodynamic and safety-inspired add-ons, diluting the purity of the original form; the Type 993's arrival marked a return to basic principles, being recognizably a 911, but one in which all functions had been harmoniously integrated in a truly outstanding example of modern automotive styling. The range offered remained pretty much as before, comprising two- and four-wheel drive models, the legendary Turbo and the Cabriolet convertible, all powered by the latest, 3.6-liter version of Porsche's perennial flat-six engine.
The 993 Turbo, introduced in mid-1995 as a 1996, continued to hold the torch of the most powerful 911 variant while continuing to improve the breed as a whole. Among the new features on the 993 Turbo was an electronically controlled viscous coupling all-wheel drive system-something Porsche had not offered on a turbocharged model since the 959 and a system that greatly improved the performance of the Turbo. Under the engine lid-now topped with a sculpted spoiler tail with downturned edges-resided the 3.6 liter flat six fed by twin KKK K16 turbos, each featuring integrated wastegates and two charge air intercoolers. Combined with bigger brakes, fatter tires, a wide body and stance, specially designed 'Technologie-Rad' cast alloy wheels, the 993 Turbo was one of the fastest cars on the planet. With all four wheels tearing into the pavement, 0-60mph came in a face melting 3.7 seconds, 100mph ticked by in 5.7 seconds, and the forward progression continued until the speedometer had crossed 180mph. Beyond just going fast in a straight line though, the car could pull up to 1.00g on the skidpad and haul to a stop from 60mph in just 111 feet. In reviewing the 993 Turbo in June of 1995, Motor Trend magazine proclaimed, "To beat this Stuttgart screamer into submission requires a force no less wieldy than the million-dollar 627-horsepower V-12 McLaren F1."
So popular was the 993 Turbo that production continued until July 1998-nearly a year after the introduction of the 996 model that replaced the 993.