1996 Porsche 911 (993) Turbo
Porsche’s 993 version of the legendary 911 will forever be a sought after model, if only because it marks the very last of the fabled air cooled models. And while subsequent, liquid cooled 911s have proven themselves more than worthy of the 911 tag, for a hard-core of Porscheophiles out there, only air-cooling will ever do.
But this car, the 1996 911 Turbo is also remarkable for representing the absolute high-water mark in air cooled Porsches. While the very earliest 911 Turbo of the mid 1970s was remarkable, by the time this car arrived, Porsche had truly refined the task of turbocharging the flat-six engine. To that end, this car features a pair of turbochargers for acceleration that equated to a 0-100 km/h time of just 4.4 seconds.
But there was much more than just an engine going on here. Porsche also honed the platform, adding all-wheel-drive to the equation as well as upgrading the original five-speed manual to a six-speed, giving the car brilliant long distance cruising ability as well as that brutal acceleration.
A True Collectable
Driving an air cooled 911 today is to realise how delicate and responsive this seminal sports coupe really was. It’s both light and compact and retains all the high fidelity driver feedback that made the 911 brand so famous in such a short time. In fact, it’s difficult to think of a more collectible Porsche than a late 993 Turbo, putting this car at or near the top of the list for every collector of classic 911s.
Features: Six-speed manual transmission, climate-control air-conditioning, electric sunroof and seats, Porsche sound system, 18-inch alloy wheels, dual airbags, remote central locking, power windows and mirrors.