Porsche 993 Turbo WLS 1

Porsche 993 Turbo WLS 1

Coupé, 1996

Highlights

  • Offered from The Carrera Collection
  • Manual
  • Black on Black Classic colour combination

1996 Porsche 911 Turbo ‘WLS’ Coupé

Among the most coveted of all air-cooled Porsche 911s, upgraded with rare “WLS 2” factory performance package
3.6-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine uprated to 444 bhp
Well-documented short chain of ownership
Correct Black Metallic over Black Leather and hollow-spoke wheels
Last of the air-cooled 911s and the first all-wheel-drive 911 Turbo

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As soon as the revolutionary type-993 Porsche 911 Carrera was introduced for the 1994 model year, enthusiasts were clamoring for a Turbo version. The anticipation would persist until 1995, when the new 911 Turbo Coupé was unveiled as a 1996 model.

Though it was part of the last generation of the 911 to feature an air-cooled flat-six engine, the type-993 was the first 911 Turbo with all-wheel drive and the first variant equipped with a six-speed manual transmission. Its 3.6-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six was a detuned version of the engine used in the rear-wheel-drive, track-focused 911 GT2 and produced 402 brake horsepower.

A Werksleistungssteigerung (“factory performance increase”) option package, “WLS 1” for short, used remapped engine management software and higher boost pressure to achieve 424 brake horsepower. Those and other upgrades would come standard on the 911 Turbo S launched for the 1997 model year. A subsequent “WLS 2” package took things even further, employing larger KKK K24 turbochargers to boost output to 444 brake horsepower, on par with the 911 GT2.

The 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo offered here features the rare and highly desirable WLS 2 upgrade. With a production date of 19 March 1996, it was sold to its first owner at Porsche Center Limburg in Germany. The same dealer would then sell the car to its next owner, a resident of Weilburg, Germany, in November of 1997. Service invoices on file indicate that in late 1999, the second owner would commission Porsche Center of Limburg to perform the WLS 2 upgrade at a cost of nearly 20,000 Deutsche Marks. This same owner would go on to enjoy the car for 18 years, until it joined The Carrera Collection in 2015.

To this day, the car wears its factory-correct color combination of Black Metallic over Black Leather and rides on correct, hollow-spoke wheels. It came well equipped from the factory with optional heated front seats with lumbar support, Becker Porsche CR-31 stereo with cassette player, Becker Porsche CDC-3 six-disc CD changer, Nokia DSP audio system, cruise control, sunroof, raised brake light, and Motorola international 2200 GSM telephone.

Sparingly driven under the past eight years of ownership and well-documented with numerous service invoices, stamped maintenance booklet, and German inspection reports, this exceptional Turbo 911 Coupé clearly has been well cared for throughout its entire life. The odometer reads 77,446 kilometers at the time of cataloguing. With fewer than 6,000 type-993 911 Turbo coupés produced from 1996 to 1998, it is rare to begin with; having been upgraded with the factory WLS 2 package makes it exceedingly so and among the most coveted of all air-cooled Porsche 911s.

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Specifications

Year of construction: 1996
Model: 993 Turbo WLS 1
VIN: WP0ZZZ99ZTS372035
Body: Coupé
Series: 993
Mileage: 77446 km
Power: 430 HP
Cylinder capacity: 3,6 Liter
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Four-wheel drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Configuration: ABS Airbag Servo steering Air conditioning
Interior color: Black
Interior material: Leather
Exterior color: Black
New / used: Used car
Ready to drive: yes
Car location: ITItaly

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