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Lot 154 - 1996 Porsche 993 Turbo X50 WLS

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ESTIMATE €160,000- €200,000

Auction Legende et Passion May 2016
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Lot Number 154
Reg. Number EU registered
Chassis Number WPOZZZ992TS372134
Year 1996
Make Porsche
Model 993

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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 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.

Finished in Arena Red with contrasting blue leather interior, this unique Porsche 993 Turbo included the WLS1 powerkit for 993 turbo. The 316 kW WlS1 powerkit was a chip-tuning and increase in boost pressure, this powerkit had the option code X50. To boost sales, highly equipped versions were offered and were called the 911 993 Turbo S. The European version came with the 331 kW WLS2 and the other version with the 316 KW WLS1 (WLS1 was discontinued for European models).

This unique 993 Turbo was ordered with the option code X79. X79 was front spoiler, air inlets instead of foglamps and side air vents on the rear wings.

These wonderful cars are too many seen as the last of the breed, in arguably the best colour for a 993 this car should not be missed by any collector.


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