In 2000, Porsche introduced the 996 Turbo, equipped with four-wheel-drive and a 3.6-litre, twin turbocharged and intercooled flat-six producing 420bhp, making the car capable of 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds.
In 2002, the standard models underwent minor re-styling, which included switching to the Turbo-style headlamps and to a new front fascia. These were sometimes known as the Mk2 generation of the 996.
Although the Turbo is water-cooled, it is not the same engine that if found in regular 996s. The turbo engine can trace its ancestry back to the old air-cooled units and is directly related not only to the 996 GT3 but also the GT1 racer (3.2-litres and 600bhp!). The other 996 engines were a completely different design and had gasket problems that could lead to catastrophic failures, but not so the Turbo. This engine is very strong and can be tuned up to well over 500bhp.
First registered on 1st April 2003, this example has only covered 24,500 miles from new and is described as being in excellent condition in every respect, having undergone a restoration by Porsche Retail Group between April and August last year.
Finished in Polar silver metallic with a contrasting black hide interior, this car boasts the aluminium look package including aluminium coloured dials, gear lever and handbrake in aluminium, along with electric sunroof, heated sports seats, stainless steel tail pipes and wheel centre set.
Offered with a V5 document and an MoT valid until November, the 996 Turbo offers extremely good value without the issues of the non turbo 996. Buy now before prices of 996 turbos go the same way as the 993 and 964 models.
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