Intended for drivers who demanded top performance, the 993 Turbo was first launched to the world in September 1985, where in Germany it was voted Sports Car of the Year by “Auto Motor and Sport” magazine. A huge sensation when it was launched, the 993 series Turbo was based on the Carrera 4. In fact, its unbelievable technical capabilities, and exceptionally good road-holding, led to it being compared in the magazine reports to the incredible 959.
Three developments contributed to its tremendous performance. The engine had low inertia turbos, the transmission had six close-ratio speeds, and of course it came with four-wheel drive. At least 5% of the engine’s power is permanently applied to the front axle. The ratio will increase to 40% under extreme driving conditions.
The 911 Turbo was conceived and built by motorsport enthusiasts. The addition of the X50 power pack with its adapted ECU meant that the maximum output rose to 430hp (331kw), and gained an additional oil cooler and a twin- chrome pipe exhaust from the 993 Turbo S model.
The X50 power upgrade measurably improves the 993 Turbo, and the car is far better at being civilised and coping with everyday driving conditions than its competitors.
This wonderful 993 turbo has covered just 22,500 miles from new. Immaculately presented with an impeccable service history which supports it mileage it benefits from the X50 upgrade. Having recently been serviced and forming part of a significant collection in the south of England this is arguably the lowest mileage C16 car on the market today. Truly for the Porsche connoisseur, the last air-cooled 911 and arguably its best incarnation.