Może by tak ostatnie chłodzone powietrzem 911? Porsche 911 Turbo S serii 993, czyli: napęd na cztery koła, 424 KM, sześciocylindrowa jednostka o pojemności 3,6 litra doładowana dwiema turbosprężarkami, wentylowane tarcze z dużymi zaciskami. A wewnątrz? Karbonowy pakiet wykończenia deski rozdzielczej, drzwi i hamulca ręcznego, sportowe białe zegary oraz sześciobiegowa manualna skrzynia. To prawdziwie luksusowa maszyna gotowa do drapieżnej jazdy. Oto jeden z 345 egzemplarzy zbudowanych przez Porsche Exclusive i jeden ze 183 na rynek amerykański. Oryginalny lakier w kolorze Speed Yellow, czarne skórzane, sportowe fotele, które były jedną z opcji fabrycznej konfiguracji, przyciemniane lusterka, czujnik deszczu… Turbo S w tej konfiguracji wyceniany był na 152027 dolarów, przy czym w sugerowanej tabeli cenowej producenta okaz bez dodatków kosztował 52 tysiące mniej. Teraz szacowana wartość pojazdu wystawianego na styczniowej aukcji waha się między 425 a 500 tysięcy dolarów. Wartość za jaką został sprzedany była poniżej wyceny RM Sotheby’s – 418 000 dolarów.
1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S
Chassis no. WP0AC2996VS375783Engine no. 61V01903
$425,000 – $500,000
To be auctioned on Friday, January 20, 2017
Type 993. 424 bhp, 3,605 cc SOHC air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with twin turbochargers and electronic fuel injection, six-speed manual transmission, front and rear independent suspension, and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. Wheelbase: 89.4 in.
One of only 183 Turbo S models produced for the United States
12,500 original miles; original Speed Yellow over black
Incredibly powerful, twin-turbo, all-wheel-drive
The ultimate air-cooled Turbo 911 model
Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
Introduced in 1997 and built for only two years, the Turbo S was a huge step up in performance, looks, exclusivity, and price from the standard 911 Turbo. Of the acclaimed Type 993 produced from 1994 to 1998, the Turbo S was among the last of the air-cooled 911s and was capable of performance that is still impressive today. The 0–100 time, of only 8.9 seconds, was half a second faster than that of the standard Turbo and if the driver was brave enough, the car would reach a top speed of 184 mph.
The heart of the Turbo S is a flat six-cylinder engine fitted with a pair of K-24 turbochargers that makes 430 horsepower in U.S. specification. Power is put to the ground through a six-speed manual transaxle and all-wheel-drive system that was developed for the earlier 964 Carrera 4. Porsche altered the Bosch Motronic engine-management system to produce more power than the standard Turbo and added an additional oil cooler to handle the increased heat load. Large, 12.68-inch power-assisted ventilated and cross-drilled multi-piston disc brakes with yellow calipers delivered impressive stopping power from any speed.
Porsche’s Exclusive Department built only 345 examples of the Turbo S, and this incredibly rare car is easily identifiable by its numerous unique features throughout. The front fog lights were removed and replaced with air ducts to aid front brake cooling, the exhaust system was replaced with a modified unit that has quadruple rear tips, the flared rear fenders sprouted large air inlets, and the rear deck featured an impressive “Aerokit II” biplane spoiler to increase downforce.
Unlike some other special edition models, Porsche did not sacrifice creature comforts and usability for track performance with the Turbo S. Inside was a luxurious full leather interior with generous amounts of carbon fiber trim on the lower portion of the dashboard, around the gauges, along the doorsills, and on the center console, door panels, and door pulls. It even has an electric sunroof.
The Turbo S delivered stunning performance in a package as luxurious and exclusive as Porsche’s discerning customers had come to expect. It really was the ultimate supercar that could be used as a daily commuter if the owner wished. Collectors today value the Turbo S for its rarity, performance, timeless styling, and that it is the last iteration of the air-cooled Turbo.
The Turbo S offered was completed at the factory on 12 March 1997 and had its delivery inspection at Porsche of Fairfield, Connecticut, on 17 April 1997. With just over 12,500 original miles, it still wears its original Speed Yellow paint and black leather interior. The car’s Certificate of Authenticity lists the optional equipment as racing-style sport seats, deletion of rear window wiper, black Porsche floor mats, self-dimming mirrors and rain sensor, open black console tray, and Pirelli tires. Notably, the MSRP of a standard 1997 Turbo was a little over $100,000; this Turbo S was priced at an astonishing $152,027.
An enthusiast in New Canaan, Connecticut, originally owned the Turbo S before it was sold to an owner in Canada, where it stayed until the current owner purchased the vehicle and brought it back to the United States in 2012. Stamps indicating services by Gulf Performance Center, Pfaff Porsche, and Weissach Servicing in Vancouver are in the Maintenance Manual. Included in the sale is the radio manual with radio code, owner’s manual, warranty and customer information booklet, maintenance manual, a leather pouch for the books, as well as a tool kit.
This is a very attractive, low-mileage Turbo S that has not been repainted or modified in any way. It is true to its factory specifications and is ready for many more years of enjoyment.