For Porsche enthusiasts, the 993 Turbo is the ultimate 911.
Hailed as one of the last great ‘driver’s cars’ to come out of Stuttgart, the 993 Turbo delivers an insatiable mix of raw speed and complete driver involvement. Contrasting the 996 and 997 that proceeded it, the 993 lacked the driver aids to keep the car on the straight and narrow when the driver reached the limit of their talent, overestimate yourself in the 993 and you will pay the price.
Powered by a 3.8L twin-turbo flat six, the 1500kg 993 Turbo boasts an immense 300kW/540Nm, in the hands of the right driver, the six speed manual is capable of accelerating to 100km/h in 3.8sec. Unlike modern day forced induction cars, the 993 doesn’t reach peak torque until 4500RPM and peak power until 5750RPM. Similarly, to the Ferrari F50, the brutal onslaught of power when the turbo eventually spools up is what makes the 993 such an exhilarating car to drive.
With a price tag of $299,900 in 1996, this 993 Turbo is comparably cheaper than what it was new. There are currently five examples on the market in Australia with asking prices all well north of $300,000. In the hands of the right owner, well-kept examples such as this Polar Silver will continue to appreciate over the coming years as demand for classic air-cooled Porsche’s continues to grow.
Price $375,100 Location Melbourne, Victoria Mileage 91,200km
Porsche 911 Turbo 993
Four Wheel Drive
3.6L Twin Turbo Flat Six
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