Engine: 3.6L Twin-Turbocharged Flat-6
Horsepower: 424 @ 6250 RPM
Torque: 423 lb/ft. @ 4500 RPM
Transmission: 6-speed manual transaxle
0-60: 3.7 seconds
Curb Weight: 3307 lbs
911 Chassis Code: 993
The 993 Turbo coupé was introduced in 1995. It featured a new twin-turbocharged engine displacing 3.6 liters and generating a maximum power output of 402 hp. Air-to-air intercoolers, electronic engine management, redesigned cylinder heads and other modified engine internals completed the new engine. The 993 Turbo was the first 911 Turbo with all wheel drive, taken from the 959 flagship model. The electronic engine management helped the Turbo to achieve fuel efficiency far superior to its predecessors.
In 1997, Porsche produced a limited factory-production run of what is the last air-cooled 911 Turbo, the 993 Turbo S. Turbo S’s were fitted with most Turbo options as standard and also came standard with Aerokit II front and rear spoilers, unique side air ducts and front air inlets, and unique yellow brake calipers. Engine output was increased over the standard 911 Turbo to 424HP for US models and 450HP for non-US models, with a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds and 184 mph top speed. A total of 345 examples of the 993 Turbo S were produced, of which 176 were imported to the US.
This particular car was purchased new by Leo Hindery, an accomplished amateur racer and 2005 24 Hours of Le Mans class winner in a 996 GT3-RSR. Shortly after purchasing this Turbo S new, he had the motor uprated by Andial (today part of Porsche Motorsport) using 993 GT2 turbos and other engine tuning. It is estimated to produce over 500 HP in current form.
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For an extra fee, Porsche has traditionally built cars for customers with unique specifications. For the 993 generation, an onboard fax machine was available if the customer requested.