The Type 993: the climax of the air-cooled era and the last of its kind
Stuttgart. The eighth generation of the Porsche 911 will celebrate its world premiere in Los Angeles on November 27 - 55 years after the debut of the original 911. Reason to review the seven previous generations:
Not only for lovers of the Zuffenhausen sports car is certain: the fourth generation of the 911, the 993, is one of the most desirable versions in the history of this classic. Although practically only the roof line remains unchanged, the new model impresses from 1993 with an exciting interpretation of the 911 design DNA. The organic interplay of concave and convex shapes, integrated bumpers and flush-mounted windows as well as the wide rear section with its angled strip of lights inspire almost every sports car fan. Even the flatter front fenders, made possible by new polyellipsoid headlights, quickly met with broad approval.
The 993 also underlines its exceptional position in the sports car segment technically - for example with the completely redesigned aluminum LSA chassis. It combines lightweight construction, stability and agility. To this day, the multi-link suspension is regarded as the ultimate development stage of the “Weissach” rear axle, which made history with its self-steering properties. The result: even more driving dynamics and further improved suspension comfort.
The new generation also sets standards when it comes to propulsion: the 911 Turbo with standard all-wheel drive used two turbochargers in 1995. The yield: 408 hp. At the same time, the 3.6-liter biturbo impresses with the lowest exhaust emissions of all series engines of its time.