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ESTIMATE £200,000- £250,000

Auction Ascot April 2016

Lot Details

Lot Number 130
Reg. Number EU Registered
Chassis Number WPOZZZ99ZWS370534
Year 1998
Make Porsche
Model 993 Turbo

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Description

The 993 is the company’s internal name for the version of the Porsche 911 model manufactured and sold between late 1993 and early 1998, replacing the 964. Its discontinuation marked the end of air-cooled Porsches.The turbo was the worlds fastest production car both in acceleration and deceleration (0-100km/h 4s and 100-0km/h 2.3s) and was the only production car equal to the performance of the legendary 959.

The 993 Turbo coupe was released in 1995. It featured a new turbocharges engine displacing 3.6 liters producing 402 hp. Twin turbochargers and air-to-air intercoolers, electronic engine management, redesigned cylinder heads and other modified engine internals were used. The 993 Turbo was the first Porsche Turbo with all wheel drive. The electronic engine management helped the Turbo to achieve fuel efficiency far superior to any of the previous production Turbos. In connection with two catalytic converters and an on-board-diagnostics-system including four oxygen-sensors, it also made the 993 Turbo the cleanest sports car at its time. The Turbo’s bodywork differs from the Carrera body by widened rear wheel arches (approximately 6 cm), redesigned front and rear bumper moldings, and a fixed rear wing housing the intercoolers. New 18-inch alloy wheels with weight-reducing hollow spokes were standard.

In 1997, Porsche launched an improved and fully loaded version of the Turbo, the 993 Turbo S. This car featured every thinkable option including carbon fibre interior. Porsche fitted a redesigned and slightly larger rear spoiler and a 4 pipe exhaust system. Power was leveled up to WLS II level with 450 bhp. The 993 Turbo was also available with factory tuning called WLS (Werksleistungssteigerung for factory performance upgrade),  WLS II an extra 42 bhp (450 bhp). Porsche produced 160 turbo S and 185 WLS II with the big S-package of which this is one.

This stunning and rare WLS II Porsche, complete with full Carbon Outfit Package was delivered new to Germany in March 1998. After significant restoration and a full engine rebuild the car is described as being in ‘premium condition’, a great opportunity to own what is one of the rarest forms of the marque worldwide.


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