Merit Partners is pleased to represent this 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo in Silver over Black interior.
The 911, with the internal design number 993, remains the one true love for many Porsche purists. Being the fourth-generation 911 design and the last 911 equipped with an air-cooled engine, it embodies what many Porsche drivers consider to be the heart of Porsche.
Launched in 1995, the exceptionally agile and powerful 911 Turbo set a range of new benchmarks in supercar performance. In a June, 1995 review, Motor Trend magazine proclaimed, “To beat this Stuttgart screamer into submission requires a force no less wieldy than the million-dollar 627-horsepower V-12 McLaren F1.”
As the last 911 Turbo to have an air-cooled engine, it offered maximum output of 400 hp from a 3.6 liter displacement, and featured a notable new “tray-table” fixed rear spoiler. With four fat wheels propelling the car forward, its 0-60 mph time registered a blistering 3.7 seconds, and 0-100 mph ticked by in 5.7 seconds, with the forward progression continuing until the speedometer crossed 180 mph. Beyond brutal acceleration and sheer speed, however, with its larger brakes, the turbo could stop from 60 mph in just 111 feet. It could also pull up to 1.00g on the skidpad.
Among the new features on the 993 Turbo was an electronically controlled viscous coupling all-wheel drive system – something Porsche had not offered on a turbocharged model since the 959 supercar, and a system that greatly improved the active safety and driving dynamics of the Turbo. Twin KKK K16 turbochargers, each featuring integrated waste-gates and two charge-air intercoolers offered better response and a more linear power delivery.
This car was purchased on September 29th, 1999 with 9,221 miles from the original owner. It is a two owner car and the ideal driver example with 72k miles and meticulous service records dating back to 2002. With a full repaint done in 2017 and PPF on the front end, the exterior of this car would rank in the top 95%. The interior of the car is in excellent condition with no excessive wear to note. The front bumper is tech-art, has Bilstein PSS Coil Over kit installed by Porsche.
Car is complete with two keys, service records dating back to 2002, original compressor, floormats, and books.
Recent major services include:
August 7, 2014
Bilstein PSS Coil Over kit installed – Minneapolis Porsche
August 23, 2016
Gears, clutch, turbo – Minneapolis Porsche
December 27, 2017
Repaint, Clear bra front, Calipers repainted, New windshield
February 2, 2019
Finished full steering system replacement – Palm Springs Porsche