1996 Porsche 993 Turbo
This special order, Polar Silver Turbo was completed on June 28, 1996, and was delivered to its new owner on August 20, 1996 in Minneapolis, MN. A resident of Fargo, ND, they who would have it regularly serviced at the Porsche dealer over the next few years. It would remain in their possession until 2003 when it was sold with just 21,000 miles. The next owner from Tennessee would keep the car until 2007. The Turbo's last owner from the San Francisco Bay Area in California would purchase the car with around 36,000 miles on the odometer. This owner kept the Turbo as a drivable collectable, and covered only about a thousand miles a year.
Since arriving at Canepa the Turbo has been mechanically inspected and serviced. Hand cleaned from the bottom to the top, and then gently polished and waxed, this Turbo presents beautifully. It is a perfect combination of low enough miles to be in fantastic condition, and just enough miles that you won't feel guilty actually enjoying it.
Manufactured from the Exclusive-Programme
445 Wheel rim caps with Porsche Crest
454 Automatic speed control
692 Remote CD changer (6-disc)
939 Seat covers rear draped leather
982 Soft-look leather seats in interior color
X70 Metal door sill with insignia
X97 Aluminum/leather shift knob
X98 Aluminum/leather parking brake handle
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.