The 911, with the internal design number 993, remains the one true love for many Porsche purists. The 993 air cooled turbo has the iconic Porsche feel.
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.
The 993’s integrated bumpers and pleasing design underscore the smooth elegance of its styling, including its new polyellipsoid headlights, and the beauty sculpted into the curved flanks the 993 widebody. The 993 was exceptionally agile, being the first 911 with a newly designed aluminum chassis. The 993 was produced from 1993-1998 and remains highly desirable today.
Launched in 1995, the 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 wastegates and two charge-air intercoolers offered better response and a more linear power delivery. As one of 1,297 examples shipped to the United States in 1996, the 911 Turbo represented the ultimate 911 variant in the Porsche model range. This two-owner, Metallic Black, investment grade example shows just 34,907 miles and was purchased used on April 9th, 1997 from RBM of Atlanta Mercedes Benz. The original delivery date was on delivery date of March 27th, 1996 where the first owner purchased the vehicle new. Documentation for this spectacular turbo includes all service records mostly completed at Porsche authorized dealer Jim Ellis Porsche in Atlanta, all books, and two key sets. The car also comes supplied with the factory original tools, tool bag, jack tools, tow hook, 12V air compressor, and spare tire.
Options on the window sticker include AM/FM Radio with CD player, supple leather front and rear, self dimming mirrors & rain sensor, 5 Open CD Holders in Console, Aluminum leather shifter / brake handle, and aluminum and chrome. Exterior Color Black Metallic code Z8Z8 and interior Grey.
The quality of the exterior black metallic paint is completely original. The front bumper cover and front hood shows some minor rock chips, and the clear-plastic rear wheel arch protectors have been recently replaced on 9-15-2015 along with a professional detail. The interior quality, and in particular, the leather seats and bolsters are exceptional, showing like new. All interior buttons and controls are pristine and fully functional. Owned and carefully driven in the South by a Porsche enthusiast, this original, thoroughly documented 993TT has been unusually well-cared for its entire life, and naturally shows a clean Carfax. All services are up to date. The most recent service was to install turbocharger oil line update kit, replace oil sump o rings to both turbochargers. 4 New Pirelli PZero Rosso N4 Spec tires were installed by Butler Tire on 9/15/15.