According to Porsche, the new body shell was some 80 per cent new compared to the outgoing 964 and 20 per cent stiffer in Coupe form, and with smoother bumpers, underbody cladding and other clever air-management tweaks.
The oil flow within the engine was improved for better lubrication, and there was also a redesigned exhaust system that liberated a few more units of horsepower over the 964, while the Bosch Motronic 2.1 system took care of engine management duties.
Putting out a healthy 272bhp (22bhp more than the M64 used in the 964) in standard form, power was boosted further to 285bhp for the 1996 model year Carrera thanks to the introduction of VarioRam.
The 993 we are presenting here is a Carrera S from 1997, the “s” took the same mechanicals of the standard 993 Carrera and put them in the wide body of the 993 Turbo. With three additional inches of width at the rear and a lowered ride height, the car wore 17” inch alloy wheels compared to the 16” wheels on the standard car. A total of 3,714 were made in both 6-Speed Manual and Tiptronic (Automatic) transmissions. There was no direct succesor to the Carrera S in the 996 generation, although a 996 Carrera 4S was introduced in 2002.
She started her life in Japan and had only 1 owner. She was bought by a Belgian collector in 2016 with 33.900 km. We acquired the Porsche directly from him.
She comes with full history, books, becker radio, original paint, second key, …
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