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The final and most refined generation of the air-cooled 911 Turbo
Air Cooled 3.6-liter Twin-Turbo Flat-Six Engine
408 H.P. / 398 lb-ft Torque
6-Speed Manual Transmission
Advanced All Wheel Drive System
The air-cooled Porsche 911 Turbo has always possessed a near-mythical status – a raw, potent beast representing the undiluted soul of performance driving. The 1996 993 Turbo epitomizes this legacy, a refined icon showcasing unmatched technology and the visceral thrills that define Porsche mastery.
At its core beats a force of nature. A 3.6-liter, twin-turbocharged flat-six unleashes 408 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. Those numbers might seem almost civilized today, but remember, this was in 1996; supercars cowered before the 993 Turbo's might. This isn't just about brute force; the 993 Turbo utilizes an innovative all-wheel-drive system descended from the legendary 959, channeling its energy with breathtaking efficiency.
Numbers tell only part of the story. Nail the throttle, and the 993 Turbo surges forward with the ferocity of a precision missile. Its symphony of whines, whistles, and the deep-chested growl of the flat-six will send shivers down your spine. 0-60 mph arrives in a fleeting 3.7 seconds, onwards to a 180+ mph top speed. It's not simply fast; it bends the concept of acceleration to its will.
The 993 Turbo wasn't a stripped-down track weapon, however. This example boasts creature comforts like an electric sunroof, cruise control, and a classic Becker sound system with a CD changer – reminders that it's equally at home carving canyon roads as it is devouring long distances on the Autobahn.
Beyond the performance, the 993 Turbo embodies the ultimate evolution of the classic air-cooled 911. Its aggressive stance, sculpted widebody, sitting on instantly recognizable Ruf 18-inch wheels refinished in Canepa’s Magnesium graphite coating and wrapped in new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S rubber [front – 235/40 ZR18 |rear - 295/30 ZR18].
Porsche’s 993 Turbo generation saw itself become the most refined air-cooled sports car Porsche had ever produced. With its superior build quality, stupendous performance, and dynamic driving experience, it was the perfect sports car for every occasion. Comfortable for daily driving and enough performance to leave others in the dust, this duality of the 911 Turbo is what earned its status as one of the best sports cars, bar none.
Upon arriving at Canepa, vehicles are treated to the "Canepa Difference" This includes a complete mechanical inspection. Everything is serviced as needed and road-tested by Bruce Canepa. It is finished off with a Concours quality detail. The undersides and wheel wells are hand cleaned, ensuring that each surface is spotless. The trunk, interior, and engine bay are also cleaned, ensuring that the 993 Turbo is presented as though it had just rolled out of the factory. With the remaining step being the exterior, the finish is polished and waxed to "as new" finish.