With the launch of the new 964-generation 911 in 1989, Porsche delivered perhaps the biggest update to the long-standing model since its inception. The 911’s designers made use of contemporary in-house technology, with the 964 benefitting from many advanced features developed for the mighty 959. The new 911 Turbo was presented in 1991, retaining the 3.3-litre engine of the previous generation, but putting out an additional 20 horsepower.
Despite the power increase, many customers wanted more. Porsche answered with the 3.6-litre Turbo in 1993, equipped with a new flat-six engine based on the unit fitted to the 911 Carrera 4. Producing 360 brake horsepower, the new model had larger 18-inch wheels, lower suspension, a front anti-roll bar, and a more aggressive look.
Due to the impending arrival of the next-generation type-993 911, the 3.6-litre turbocharged variant of the type 964 was available for just one year from 1993 to 1994. A mere 1,587 examples were produced, vastly undercutting the 4,017 type-964 Turbo 3.3s that had been built from 1991 to 1992.
The 1993 Porsche Turbo 3.6 offered here was acquired by The Carrera Collection in June 2015. It left the factory finished in Satin Black Metallic and features a grey interior. The car rides on correct Speedline wheels and showed 93,251 kilometers on the odometer at the time of cataloguing. It is offered with selected Porsche manuals and, given its rarity and well-preserved state, would be a welcome addition to any serious Porsche collection, especially one in which the cars are enjoyed both on display and on the road.