FOR SALE: Highly Attractive 1993 Porsche 911 (964) Turbo 3.6
At the Geneva Motor Show in March 1992, the 3.3-litre 964 Turbo S was unveiled sporting air inlet vents in the rear fenders ahead of the wheels, a feature that would become a hallmark of all future 911 Turbos. Later that year, at the Paris Motor Show in the autumn, Porsche introduced its final iteration of the 964 Turbo, now featuring a 3.6-litre engine. Although the Turbo 3.6 entered production in October 1992, in reality, this model would be made for just one year, as the 964 was to be replaced by the all-new 993 series at the following year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. This almost guaranteed that the Turbo 3.6 would become a highly sought after model in time, as only 1437 units would be produced.
It is true that racing improves the breed, as lessons learned in the fiercely competitive Carrera Cup series proved the reliability of the new 3.6-litre engine. An additional three millimetres on the bore and two millimetres on the stroke, resulted in an increase in capacity of 300 cc. Combined with the turbo optimised cylinders, pistons and crank train, and an increase in the compression ratio from 7.0 to 7.5:1, this helped to boost power to 360 bhp. Torque was increased significantly to 520 Nm at 4200 rpm, up from 450 Nm at 4500 rpm in the earlier car, but importantly this range was available from as low as 2400 rpm right up to 5500 rpm.
The body of the Turbo 3.6, available only in coupé form, was noticeably wider than the standard 964 by 25 mm, in order to accommodate the bigger tyres and increased track. The wider fenders and large rear spoiler gave the car a meaningful and powerful presence, while a smooth underbody ensured a more efficient aero shape, and accordingly, the coefficient of drag of 0.35, was down slightly on its predecessor.
On-board comfort included: air-conditioning, computer with turbo boost indicator, electric seat adjustment, leather upholstery, headlamp washer, metallic paint, alarm, airbag for driver and passenger, and either a radio/cassette player or radio/CD player. The Porsche press kit called it, “what a sports car should be,” which just indicates how the market was changing because 964 Turbo 3.6 could be praised for not only its high level of comfort, but also its impressive performance.
Given how rare these 911s are, you really can’t afford to miss this exciting opportunity to own a 964-generation Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 offered on Collecting Cars. This is a highly attractive example of a rare modern classic supercar that comes with low mileage and complete maintenance history. This 964-generation 911 Turbo is believed to be one of the 149 original right-hand drive models produced.
The exterior wears the wonderfully rare and appealing Violet Blue Metallic paintwork and features a Magenta leather-trimmed interior. The car has been fitted with factory equipment that includes headlamp washers, a heated rear windscreen, air conditioning, electric windows, an electric sunroof, a rear windscreen wiper, electrically adjustable front seats, and transmission tunnel CD storage.
With 37,982 km (23600 miles) is a well-presented example of the modern classic supercar. Combined with its highly appealing rare hue of Violet Blue Metallic and being one of the few right-hand drive examples produced, this 1993 Porsche 911 (964) Turbo 3.6 currently auctioned on Collecting Cars will certainly elevate any Porsche collection and would do well as a car show companion or as a weekend toy thanks to its remarkable looks and performance!