1998 Porsche 911 Turbo S
Engine: 3.6l Flat Six Twin Turbo
Transmission: Six-speed manual
Mileage: 112,000 kms
Exterior: Vesuvio Metallic
Interior : Black Leather
Engine No. 61W01089
Location: Cote d’Azur, France
During the penultimate year of production of the 993 (1997), Porsche offered the 993 Turbo S built by the Porsche Exclusiv department. Limited to only 345 cars worldwide, of which 183 went to the USA in a lower power specification of 430hp. The European specification vehicle delivered 450hp, and it is believed that fewer than 160 were built.
The 993 Turbo S has a variety of upgraded elements including lower and stiffer suspension in addition to the engine benefitting from larger Triple K K-24 turbochargers delivering 450hp for non-American specification cars. Visually, this rare model is easily recognised by various modifications to the body work, including a slightly larger redesigned rear wing, air scoops behind the doors, front brake duct intakes in place of regular foglamps, a 4-pipe exhaust and distinct yellow brake callipers. The interior has dedicated Turbo S badging and fitted with carbon fibre finishing as standard to set the model apart. This was the last of the air-cooled Turbos, often referred to as one of if not the the best 911 Turbo. It was a bespoke, rare and very limited model which today remains exactly so.
This late production 993 Turbo S, one of the 345 factory made Type 993-780. Delivered to Germany new in April 1998, it is also one of the rarer 450hp specification models proven by the official engine test document from 1998 showing 450.9 HP.
The second and current owner purchased the car in late 2001 with 52,000km and registered the car in Italy. The car was used regularly for business commutes mainly on the motorway for the next few years until it was re-registered to the same owner in Switzerland in 2010 since when it has been used sparingly but maintained as required. The car was then re-registered again by the same owner in France in 2020 where its current title remains.
This Turbo S is presented in the rare factory original paint specification of Vesuvio Metallic, which can be described as a very dark grey with a hint of purple, combined with a traditional and effective black leather interior. The car’s original invoice shows the car was sold at 264,000DM with an additional 20,000DM of options specified including: Vesuvio Metallic Paint, Tinted windscreen, carbon fibre steering wheel, sunroof, cruise control, Navigation system*, sunroof and embossed Porsche emblems on the headrests. *The Navigation system is currently removed, but is available.
The car has been regularly serviced by official Porsche Centres or specialists, and the most recent service was carried out in 2020, which included the replacement of the two turbo chargers.
This car is accident free, and in exceptional condition despite higher mileage which equates to less than 5,000km per annum. It has never been tracked and been driven carefully by one private collector owner for the past 20 years.
This would make a fantastic addition to any Porsche collection, or a very nice and rare useable collectible car which should prove to be a good investment. As the last air-cooled 911 Turbo in what is recognised as one of the prettiest generations of 911, this discreet yet very fast 911 will no doubt make its next owner the envy of fellow enthusiasts.
Full documentation and detailed photographs can be provided on request. The car is viewable in the South of France at the Garage du Panorama.