In 1996 the Porsche 911 Turbo was released with the new 993 and changes to the power plant and drivetrain that would alter the course the Turbo forever. The most significant change over the previous model was the conversion to an all wheel drive powertrain. The addition of all wheel drive dramatically improved the handling of the new 911 Turbo. Porsche also managed to tame the famed Turbo lag by adding an additional turbo. The design of the 993 Turbo is nothing short of spectacular. The 993-body style is believed by many enthusiasts to be the most attractive 911s ever produced. Taking the much-haled new 993 body and transforming it into the traditional wide and aggressive Turbo look, makes this 911 appearance jaw dropping. The 993 Turbo was the last air-cooled version ever produced. This version of the Porsche 911 Turbo (993) is one of the most desirable of the older models as seen with the strong resale values.
1996-1998 Porsche 911 Turbo (993) Specifications Specs:
Engine Capacity: 3600cc
Compression ratio: 8.0:1
Maximum Power: 408hp @ 5750rpm
Maximum Torque: 398 ft-lbs @ 4500rpm
Brakes: Front: 322mm discs; rear: 322mm discs. Servo assisted with ABS
Suspension: Front: Lower wishbones and MacPherson struts with combined coil springs and dampers, plus anti-roll bar Rear: Multilink with parallel wishbones, combined coil springs and dampers, plus anti-roll bar
Wheels & Tires: Front: 18x8J with 225/40ZR18 tires. Rear: 18x10J with 285/30ZR18 tires
Length: 167″ inches
Width: 71″ inches
Weight: 3472 lbs
0-60 mph: 4.5 seconds
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