1996 Porsche 993 Turbo VIN: WPOAC2996TS376123 This 993 Turbo has only 5,596 original miles. It was originally ordered for a private collector and Porsche Club of America member in Seattle, Washington in 1996. After being driven less than 3,500 miles, it was then sold in 2007 to another PCA member. With only two owners, this 993 has been well maintained and well cared for. It is in pristine condition. Factory options include rear window wiper, 6-disc CD changer, headlight washers, and supple leather. It has been through a complete inspection and a concours quality detail at Canepa Design. This stunning Porsche yields a great driving experience. Porsche 993 History The Porsche 993 is the companys internal name for the version of the Porsche 911 model manufactured and sold between late 1993 and early 1998, replacing the 964. Its discontinuation marked the end of air-cooled Porsches. Like previous and future generations of the Porsche 911, there were several variants of the car manufactured, varying in body style, drivetrains, and included equipment. The Porsche 993 was replaced by the Porsche 996. Citing cost reasons the designer of the Porsche 993 used the doors of the Porsche 964 in the design of the Porsche 993; along with the flat-6 engines (and gearbox in 2wd variants) these are reported to be only major components carried over. Technical improvements One of the changes in the 993 over preceding 911s is the implementation of an all-alloy multi-arm rear suspension attached to an all-alloy subframe. Its design was derived from the project 989, a four-door sedan that never went into production, and was later continued in the 993s successor, type 996. It required the aforementioned widening of the rear wheel arches, which itself helped the 993s stability. This suspension improved the 993s cornering abilities, making it more direct and more stable and helping to reduce the tendency to oversteer if throttle was lifted during hard cornering, a trait of earlier 911s. It also reduced interior noise and improved ride quality. The 993 was the first generation of 911 to have a standard six-speed manual transmission; previous cars, except for the Porsche 959, had 4- or 5-speed gearboxes. In virtually every situation, it was possible to keep the engine in its best torque range above 4500 rpm. Further, the 993s optional all wheel drive system was refined over that of the 964. Porsche departed from the 964s setup consisting of three differentials and revised the system based on the layout from its 959 supercar, replacing the center differential with a viscous coupling unit. In conjunction with the 993s redesigned and recalibrated suspension, this system improved handling characteristics and still retained the stability offered by AWD without having to suffer compromises in understeer. Its simpler layout also reduced the systems weight. Other improvements include a new dual-flow exhaust, larger brakes with drilled discs, and revised power steering. 993 Turbo The 993 Turbo coupe was released in 1995. It featured a new turbocharged engine displacing 3.6 liters. Twin turbochargers and air-to-air intercoolers, electronic engine management, redesigned cylinder heads and other modified engine internals were used. The 993 Turbo was the first Porsche Turbo with all wheel drive. The electronic engine management helped the Turbo to achieve fuel efficiency far superior to any of the previous production Turbos. In connection with two catalytic converters and an on-board-diagnostics-system including four oxygen-sensors, it also made the 993 Turbo the cleanest sports car at its time. The Turbos bodywork differs from the Carrera body by widened rear wheel arches (approximately 6 cm), redesigned front and rear bumper moldings, and a fixed rear wing housing the intercoolers. New 18-inch (460 mm) alloy wheels with weight-reducing hollow spokes were standard. This was one of the first production cars in the world to have OBDII diagnostics (the 3.8 liter and track versions didnt have it, and the normally aspirated 993s didnt get it until 1996). It is said that the 993 Turbo was the fastest production car in the world when it was produced. All turbos since have had water cooled heads. The car also had brakes that were larger than those on the base Carrera model. The 993 Turbo model was the fastest stopping car in production at the time and was tested going 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds, and stopping from 60 mph (97 km-h) to 0 in 2.3 seconds. Source: Wikipedia contributors, Porsche 993, Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http:--en.wikipedia.org-w-index.php?title=Porsche_993oldid=415813735 (accessed April 8, 2011) -

Year:  1996
Miles:  5 000 - 9999
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