Porsche 993 TurboS

As the last iteration of the aircooled 911, refinement over time is what the 993 represents (1995-1998). Loveable yet livable, it’s a contemporary classic that blends performance and old-school charm without sacrificing modern conveniences; good A/C is important when sharing your hobby with a significant other in Miami.

 

If the 993 is arguably characterized as the best development of the original 911 from 1965, then the all-wheel drive, twin-turbo variant showcased in the 993 Turbo is the most revolutionary. The final evolution, however, lies in a space beyond that, as the Turbo S.

 

The statistics from its launch in ‘97 still impress today: 424hp, 3.6 seconds to 60mph, a top speed of 188mph, and only 181 cars in the USA—making it among the rarest. Numbers, however, don’t tell the whole story. Brutal speed, analog feedback and timeless aesthetics harmonize for an unequivocal experience.

 

Parkhaus1 is a Porsche Specialist and proud to offer several 993 models available immediately. From the investment-grade 9,500 mile Turbo S featured here, to a modified 27,000-mile Turbo; manual-transmission Carrera 2 examples ranging from collector- to driver-quality, and even a Targa, the team is always happy to discuss and service your next Porsche acquisition. Visit them http://www.parkhaus1.com

 

Photography Andy Ryan Flores 

 

SPECS

Porsche 911 Turbo S

Location of final assembly Stuttgart, Germany

Body style Two door, four passenger

EPA size class Mini-compact

Drivetrain layout Rear-engine, all-wheel drive

Airbag Dual

Engine type Flat-6 aluminum blockaluminum heads

Bore x stroke, in./mm 3.94×3.01/100.0×76.4

Displacement, ci/cc 220/3605 

Compression ratio 8.0:1

Valve gear SOHC, 2 valves/cylinder

Fuel/induction system Multipoint fuel injection

Horsepower, hp @ rpm, SAE net 424 @ 5750 

Torque, lb-ft @ rpm, SAE net 400 @ 4500 

Horsepower/liter 117.6

Redline, rpm 6720

Transmission type 6-speed manual

Axle ratio 3.44:1

Final-drive ratio 2.58:1

Engine rpm, 60 mph in top gear 2000

Recommended fuel Premium unleaded

Wheelbase, in./mm 89.4/2272

Track, f/r, in./mm 55.6/59.3/1411/1504

Length, in./mm 167.7/4260

Width, in./mm 70.7/1795

Height, in./mm 51.8/1315

Base curb weight, lb 3307

Weight distribution, f/r, % 40/60

Cargo capacity, cu ft 4.3

Fuel capacity, gal.. 19.4

Weight/power ratio, lb/hp 7.8

Suspension, f/r MacPherson struts, lower
control arms, anti-roll bar/MacPherson struts,
lower control arms, anti-roll bar

Steering type Rack and pinion, power assist

Ratio 16.5:1

Turns, lock to lock 2.5

Turning circle, ft 38.5

Brakes, f/r Vented discs/vented discs, ABS

Wheels, in. 18×8.0/18×10.0, cast aluminum

Tires Pirelli P Zero Asimmetrico,
225/40ZR18/285/30ZR18

 

PERFORMANCE

Acceleration, sec

0-30 mph 1.3

0-40 mph 2.0

0-50 mph 2.8

0-60 mph 3.6

0-70 mph 4.8

0-80 mph 5.8

0-90 mph 7.3

0-100 mph 8.9

Standing quarter mile,sec/mph 11.9/116.6

0-100-0 mph, sec 13.1

Braking, 60-0 mph, ft 109

Lateral acceleration, g 0.95

Speed, 600-ft slalom, mph69.7

EPA fuel economy, mpg, city/hwy 13/19

Est. range, city/hwy., miles252/369