The Porsche 993, launched in 1993, was the latest version of the German company’s classic 911, which stretches all the way back to 1964. It is considered by many fans to be the last of the ‘classic’ 911s, and was the final 911 to be fitted with an air-cooled engine.
Exterior changes to the 993 from the previous 964 were significant, including sloping headlamps, wider front and rear bumpers that integrated smoothly with the body, wider wheel arches, raised front bonnet to increase luggage space, and ‘teardrop’ door mirrors. Overall, the car had a much more modern appearance.
Mechanically, improvements included an all-new multi-link rear suspension mounted on an aluminium subframe, six-speed manual transmission fitted as standard, refined optional all-wheel-drive system, larger brakes with drilled discs, and revised power steering.
In 1995, a Turbo model was released, the first Porsche 911 Turbo with permanent four-wheel-drive and the first standard production 911 with twin turbochargers. The 3.6 litre engine had larger intercoolers, an electronic management system and redesigned cylinder heads. Rear brake discs had an increased diameter compared to the standard Carrera.
Bodywork also differed from the Carrera in a number of ways – wings were widened front and rear, the front spoiler was redesigned for better aerodynamics, and there was a new fixed rear spoiler. 18-inch alloy wheels with hollow spokes to reduce weight were fitted as standard.
LHD, Side air vents on rear wing (X79), Front air ducts, Seat heating left (139), Stronger battery (197), Limited Slip Differential (LSD) with 40% lock (220), Active Brake Differential (ABD) (224), Headlamp washer (288), Sticker (323), without ECE-regulations, Rear 3-point seat belts (335), 4-wheel drive (339), Seat heating right (340), 18-inch Technology wheels with lightweight hollow spokes (408), Holder for cassettes and coins (423), Rear window wiper (425), 8-way electrical seat left (437), 8-way electrical seat right (438), Automatic speed control (454), Wheel locks (455), Manual gearbox 6-speed (480), Sound system (490), Immobiliser (530), Alarm (534), 92-litre fuel tank (545), Front airbags (562), Front fog lights (566), Top-tinted windscreen (567), Air conditioner (573), Rear window/roof spoiler (599), Litronic Xenon headlamps (601), Electric sunroof (650), Electric windows (651), Power steering (657), Onboard computer (659), OBD 2 on-Board Diagnostics (660), Rear seats (685), Leather rear seats (936), Luggage compartment velour carpet (975), Leather dashboard and door panels (981), Leather front seats (983), Temperature control type heated seat (P14),
Finished in Glacier White, this Turbo looks sensational with the added X79 factory option of side air intakes on the rear wing like the more powerful S version.
The paint work is exceptional and remains original from factory. Ownership has clearly been fastidious and it appears the car dry stored throughout its life with an impeccable undercarriage, and a near new factory finish across lights, glass, rubbers and plastics.
The cabin is covered with soft black leather, extending to the dashboard and door panels. Both front seats present in excellent order, they are heated with 8-way electrical operation for maximum comfort control. All the controls retains a fresh texture and operate as they should.
Under the bonnet the options sticker still remains, with all tools still present beneath the front carpet.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The engine compartment and underside are notably clean, leaving no doubt that this example has been very well maintained and stored throughout its life. The flat-six Turbo provides a huge rush of acceleration, completing the 0-60 dash in a mere 3.9 seconds.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
All of the alloys are in excellent condition and are shod in a matching set of Michelin Pilot Sport tyres, which have plenty of tread remaining. The red Porsche calipers are immaculate, and the discs and pads only show minimal wear.
Supplied new in March 1997 this very high spec LHD Turbo made it’s way into the Japanese market where it has been mollycoddled, evident from it’s pristine condition, original paint and ultra low miles.
Service intervals are documented at 9k, 20k, 25k, 27k and 29k alongside a certificate of authenticity and build sheet from Porsche.
The car is UK registered with all taxes paid.
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