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Lot 235 - 1996 Porsche 993 Turbo WLS1

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€150,052

Auction Interclassics Maastricht January 2017
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Lot Number 235
Reg. Number EU Taxes Paid
Chassis Number WPOZZZ992TS372134
Year 1996
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 993 Turbo Coupe was released in 1995. It featured a new turbochargers 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 mouldings and a fixed rear wing housing the intercoolers. new 18-inch alloy wheels with weight-reducing hollow spokes were standard.

But this wasn’t enough for Porsche’s power-hungry clients. As such the 430bhp WLS1 powerkit was offered, comprising chip-tuning and increase in boost pressure (offered with the option code X50). To boost sales, highly equipped versions were offered and were called the 911 993 Turbo S.

This unique Porsche 993 Turbo included the WLS1 powerkit for 993 turbo but also the option code X79 which added a front spoiler, air inlets instead of fog lamps and side air vents on the rear wings. Showing 65,000 recorded kilometres from new, the fabulous car is offered with the relevant manuals and evidence of servicing throughout its lifetime.

These 993 Turbos are seen by many as the last of the breed of ultimate air-cooled 911s. Finished in gorgeous Arena Red with contrasting blue leather interior, this car should not be missed by any collector.


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