Porsche manufactured the 993 from 1993 through to early 1998, its discontinuation then marked the end of the air-cooled Porsches. There were many technical improvements over the outgoing 964. The rear suspension was now alloy together with the sub-frame which made for far better handling and ride. The transmissions were improved in both the manual, now six speed – a first for Porsche – and the Tiptronic gearbox became more sophisticated, recognising gradients and descents and so improving the driving experience. Mechanically, the brakes and exhaust systems were all improved. The bodywork was revised to give a more rounded style, with a genesis that is apparent in today’s 911s’. Engine development included Porsche’s VarioRam induction system that improved the torque characteristics of the engine, which greatly improved the overall performance. It was a standard feature from 1996 onwards. The ‘S’ came with the turbo bodywork and were ordered in very limited numbers.
This French delivered car is finished in Vesuvius Metallic, a deep, warm grey which was unique to the Carrera 2S, with contrasting Steel Grey door mirrors, handles, rear spoiler grille and wheels. Recently the car has benefitted from new tyres all round, new brake pads, filters, sparkplugs and wiper blades. This car also benefits from a manual gearbox and original Porsche service book. A desirable and rare edition of this model which would be a fantastic addition to any Porsche collection.