1996 Porsche 993 Turbo
Completed at the Porsche factory on December 2nd, 1995, this Turbo was purchased on January 31st, 1996 at Princeton Porsche in New Jersey. Its new owner, George L. Bunting of Easton, MD would keep the car for only two years, amassing just 7,498 miles.
The Turbo's next owner would be in it for the long haul, having it in his possession for the next 14 years. He drove it rarely, covering less than 2,000 miles from 1999 to 2013. Right before its sale in July of 2013 the car received a major service. Having covered only 900 miles since 2005 the car was fully prepped for regular road use. It received all new brake pads and rotors, and any other parts or service to bring it to as-new condition.
The car's last owners kept the Turbo as a collectable, and covered only 500 miles in the past 2 years. Since arriving at Canepa the Turbo has been mechanically inspected and fully serviced, including four new Bridgestone Potenza tires. 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.
Manufacture from the Exclusive-Programme
Aluminum Instrument Dials
Aluminum/leather shift knob
Aluminum/leather parking break handle
Seat Heating - Left
Seat heating - Right
Left Sport Seat w/ Power Height Adjuster
Right Sport Seat w/ Power Height Adjuster
Automatic speed control
Radio cd CDR210
Self-dimming mirrors and rain sensor
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.