Porsche 996 Turbo

Porsche 996 Turbo

Coupé, 2001


  • 1200 BHP!!
  • Rear-wheel drive!
  • 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged ‘Mezger’ flat-six engine

2001 PORSCHE 911 (996) TURBO – 1,200 BHP

This incredible Porsche 996 Turbo is a money-no-object build in pursuit of ultimate performance. Under the rear decklid is a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged ‘Mezger’ flat-six, capable of producing up to 1,200bhp. The standard all-wheel-drive system has been replaced by a rear-wheel drive layout as per a 996 GT2, with its prodigious power output relayed to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. The odometer reads 64,597 miles. It is not currently road-legal due to its straight-through exhaust, but with this changed – and a fresh MOT – it could take to the public highway.

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A genuine UK-market car, this 911 was initially registered on 1 December 2001 and has only three keepers on the log book prior to the vendor. He has owned the car since 2014, and has both extensively restored and modified the 911 with a host of OEM and aftermarket equipment. It is estimated to have had approximately £80,000-£100,000 spent on it to date, with a comprehensive history file documenting virtually all of the upgrades.

This unique 911 Turbo utilises a Hallman Pro manual boost controller, as well as an electronic GReddy boost controller, allowing the driver to switch power outputs. The vendor states that the Porsche produces 600bhp from 0.8 bar of boost, 900bhp from 1.3 bar and a remarkable 1,200bhp from 1.5 bar.

Cosmetically, this 996 benefits from a recent bare-metal respray in the original Basalt Black metallic. The finish is near-flawless throughout, with none of the usual stonechips or surface scratches that you would expect from a car of this era. Both the front and rear lights are in good order, with the rears having been upgraded to LED aftermarket items. An OEM Porsche windscreen has also been fitted due to stone chip damage, and this Turbo has also been upgraded with a genuine 911 GT2 front bumper and rear wing.

Fitted with the original 996 Turbo ‘Twist’ alloy wheels, these are in excellent condition with no kerbing or scratch damage visible. The vendor is also including in the sale a full set of brand-new, lightweight OZ Alleggerita alloy wheels with brand new Toyo R888 tyres for race or track day use.

The interior of the 911 reflects its hardcore track aspirations, with genuine leather-clad GT2 bucket seats and Schroth Racing harnesses greeting both the driver and passenger. Both are in excellent order, with no damage or imperfections visible. GT2-acquired touches continue with the use of a roll cage – vital equipment when tackling V-max runs at private events as the vendor has.

Carbon-fibre trim accents cabin, with the lacquer retaining a clear and even shine. Contact points including the gearstick and re-trimmed steering wheel are also in good order, and performance data can be monitored via the three gauges in the custom carbon-fibre centre console below the OEM stereo and HVAC controls.

As befitting a car with such monstrous performance, this 911 has been regularly serviced and maintained to a high level. The most recent oil service was carried out by the vendor in October 2020, following a major four-year rebuild which began in 2016.

The previous owner had this 911’s engine rebuilt by marque specialist Parr Porsche. At this point, the engine capacity was enlarged from 3.6 to 3.8 litres with forged pistons, Carillo rods, upgraded bearings, head bolts, valves and more. It now runs twin GT 3076R turbochargers modified by Owen Developments, with 4.5-inch race intercoolers and Aquamist water/methanol injection. An ERP triple-plate carbon clutch and flywheel was fitted to handle the power.

The chassis was also treated to a full overhaul, with KW Variant 3 coilovers and all arms and bushes replaced with new Powerflex and Elephant Racing items. It is equipped with Surface Transforms ceramic brakes, gripped by six-piston Brembo callipers at the front and four-piston items at the rear.

The vendor adds that oil changes have been carried out every 3,000 miles with Mobil 1 5W-50. The gearbox and axle fluids have been replaced every 10-15k miles, with spark plugs replaced at 20k intervals.

The most recent MOT test was on 27 August 2015 at 64,264 miles. This was a first-time pass with no advisories. At present, the 911 is without an MOT as it has exclusively been used on track since the rebuild.

It will need a fresh MOT certificate prior to being used on the road, and this would also require swapping the exhaust from the current straight-through system. The wheels are shod in matching Michelin Pilot Sport tyres, which are in excellent condition with more than 6mm of tread remaining.

This Porsche 996 Turbo is reported to be in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition, having recently undergone a considerable restoration and upgrade process in the pursuit of jaw-dropping performance. Combining other-worldly pace with unique modifications and GT2-inspired features, this 996 would be a ruthless companion on track or a bespoke addition to any collection of the world’s fastest vehicles.

Full list of modifications:

3.8 FVD Full Engine Rebuild by Parr Porsche Specialists
Carillo Rods
Forged pistons
Uprated Bearings
Uprated Head Bolts etc
Heads Ported & Polished
Upgraded Valves
Twin TiAL Garrett Ball Bearing GT 3076R Turbos (capable of up to 2 bar, built by Owen Developments)
Twin TiAL MV-R External Waste Gates
4.5” Large Race Intercoolers (Rated up to 35psi, Bell Cores, by Markski Tuning USA)
Forge Blow-off valves
Large 2.5” MAF-less Inlet Y pipe
74mm Large IPD Throttle body
74mm Large IPD Plenum
Custom Duct Wing Intakes (made to improve airflow on the 996 design to the intercoolers and turbo inlets )
GReddy Electronic Boost Controller
(0.8, 1,3, 1.5 bar, 1.8 bar and 2.0 bar presets)
Hallman pro manual boost controller (set to 1.5 bar for 1200BHP)
Aquamist HFS3 Water / Methanol Injection System (twin 1.0mm plenum mounted nozzles spray outlets)
ERP Triple Carbon Clutch & Triple Flywheel
( The best clutch period. )
OS Giken Superlock Limited Slip Differential
DSS Uprated 1800HP Rear Half Shaft Axles
GT2 Slave & Master Cylinder Clutch Conversion
Surface Transforms aerospace carbon ceramic front and rear brake discs
Porsche Brembo PCCB 6 pot front and 4 pot rear callipers
Straight twin exhaust pipes, 4” from turbo outlet
Protomotive exhaust manifolds/headers with external wastegate ports and pipes.
Protomotive MAF-less ECU Tune
Twin External Bosch 044 Fuel Pumps with in-line Filters and direct tank fed.
AN-10 Stainless Braided Fuel Feed Lines
AN-8 Stainless Braided Fuel Return Lines
5 bar fuel pressure regulator
10 Micron Aeromotive AN-10 Fuel Filter
Intank 100 micron dual filters
Modified AN-10 & AN-8 Fuel Rails
875mm Siemens Deka Fuel Injectors
Double platinum 2 stage colder 0.022” gapped plugs
EVOMS Uprated Race Coils
Custom turbo wrap blankets, heat shielding for intercoolers.
997 GT3 RS gear mechanism
TechArt short shifter kit
EVOMS Billet shifter linkages
KW3 ClubSport Coilovers
Powerflex Black Series Polybushes on all suspension components
Elephant Racings Solid Subframe Mounts
GT2 RWD Conversion
RSS Uprated Solid / Poly Engine Mounts
Front and rear H&R anti-roll bars
Adjustable front camber wishbones
Turbo twist alloy wheels 8.5j front and 11j rear with ps2 tyres
18” OZ Racing 8.5j front and 12j rear with Toyo R888 245 width front and 335 rear
20mm Forged spacers front
25mm forged spacers rear
Full bare metal respray in original colour
New genuine Porsche windscreen
Genuine GT2 front bumper
Genuine GT2 bucket seats
Schroth Racing 6 Point Drivers Harness
Genuine GT2 bootlid/spoiler
Genuine GT2 roll cage
Genuine GT2 Racing harness
Widebody LED Rear lights
Carbon fibre interior parts
Steering Wheel Re-leathered
3 gauge carbon fibre centre dash setup (fuel, oil, boost)
The description of this auction lot is, to the best of the seller’s knowledge, accurate and not misleading. Collecting Cars requests a range of detail about the lot from the seller, and performs a level of due diligence through HPI checks and MOT history where available. However, bidders must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of the description, and conduct any research they feel is necessary before committing to a bid. Please see our Terms and Conditions for full details.

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Year of construction: 2001
Model: 996 Turbo
Body: Coupé
Series: 996
Mileage: 64597 mi
Power: 1200 HP
Cylinder capacity: 3,8 Liter
Steering: right
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Interior color: Black
Interior material: Leather
Exterior color: Black
Manufacturer color code (exterior): Basaltschwarz Metallic C9Z
New/Used: Used car
Ready to drive: Yes

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