The first generation of water-cooled 911s is livened up by the addition of twin turbochargers and all wheel drive. The Turbo line essentially unites all of Porsche's best technology of the time, sharing its wide rear haunches and 3.6-liter Mezger engine block with the GT3. The Mezger has decades of Porsche motorsports lineage put into it, with components derived from the GT1 Daytona racer, the 959 supercar, and even the original air-cooled 911.
Unlike the high-revving power of the GT3, this Turbo gains a mid-range dose of boost, up to a redline of 6,600 RPM. Horsepower and torque even out to 415, with the Carrera 4's all wheel drive system making sure that extra force gets to the ground without a fuss. An automatically deploying whale tail spoiler also aids stability at highway speed.
The Turbo line typically delivers Porsche's best straight-line performance. In this 996, you get 60 miles an hour in just 4.2 seconds, with a quarter-mile coming a shade under 13 seconds. Tires are highly staggered with narrow 225 millimeter radials up front, and wide 295s at the back. A torque converter automatic transmission was available on this generation, but our car comes with the six-speed manual, which is the one you really want.
This particular 996 Turbo is well-used, with around 140,000 miles on the odometer. If you're interested in purchasing the car, you're unfortunately too late. The Starting Line just sold it to a new owner for $42,500. We do however have a 2013 Cayman S and 2018 GT3 Touring in our inventory, and we're bound to add even more Porsches in the coming months. Reach The Starting Line at (434) 830-1183 or Info@thestartingline.us to inquire and schedule a test drive.