The 911’s horizontally-opposed 6-cylinder engine is located at the rear, like that of a racing car. Putting the weight of the engine on the driven wheels provides increased traction. The 911 is built to withstand extremes of stress which are rarely encountered on public roads. Many of its components were originally developed for the racetrack. The 993 has a hydraulic dual circuit braking system with 4-piston aluminium fixed callipers. All brakes are cross drilled, ensuring optimal braking even in wet conditions. The brakes feel ridiculously powerful, and the engine note of this – the last of the air-cooled 911s – is simply to die for.
At low speeds it understeers but push a little harder and the rear end comes into play. Tail-wagging oversteer is there on-demand if you want it. The engine produces 272 hp, and 0-62 mph takes just 5.3 seconds. Top speed is well over 160 miles per hour.
All it takes is a touch of a button to lower the hood and let the sun in; fully automatically. Then away you go, the sky’s the limit. The hood is made from specially treated cotton for outstanding weather resistance and the three-ply construction effectively shuts out the weather.
This excellent 993 Carrera Cabriolet was supplied new in March 1995 at AFN Porsche, Berkshire. It has an excellent service history with 10 Official Porsche Centres stamps and 1 Porsche marque specialist’s stamp. There is a full history file, with past invoices and MOTs, the complete original leather book pack and spare key. A 12-month comprehensive warranty policy is included. Available to view now at our London showrooms.
AVENTURA GREEN METALLIC WITH MARBLE GREY LEATHER
FACTORY SPECIFICATION INCLUDES: 6-SPEED MANUAL GEARBOX, METALLIC PAINT, LEATHER INTERIOR WITH ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE SPORTS SEATS, AIR CONDITIONING. M033 SPORTS SUSPENSION, 17” NEW CUP DESIGN ALLOYS, ELECTRIC WINDOWS, ELECTRIC HOOD, CENTRAL LOCKING, HEADLAMP WASH, ELECTRIC HEATED DOOR MIRRORS, LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL, TOP TINTED WINDSCREEN, WIND DEFLECTOR, VELOUR CARPET MATS AND IMMOBILISER.