(1994) Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 S “Flachbau” – Ultimate Guide
Towards the end of Porsche 964 production Porsche offered a limited series of Turbos known as the 3.6 S. The ’36S’ package included specific body kits that varied depending on market as well as the X88 ‘S’ motor.
The Porsche factory had 93 Turbo chassis left. These were all transferred to Porsche Exclusiv and hand built as the very special 964 Turbo 3.6 S. They were offered with normal, or ‘Flachbau’ slant nose front ends. While the vast majority of Turbo S’ were fitted with the ‘Flachbau’ nose as a no-cost option, the Turbo S could also be had with the traditional 964 nose as well. In all, 76 Flatnose cars were made while 17 non-Flatnose (known as Package option) cars were made.
These cars were also fitted with the X88 option, which increased power to 380 horsepower as well as added an auxiliary oil cooler. The boost in power was thanks to the addition of a bigger turbocharger (the K27 7006 turbocharger with more boost), upgraded camshafts, cylinder heads and adjusted valve timing. The package cars boasted the X92 front lip spoiler, X93 rear spoiler, and the X99 optional engine air inlets. It was to be the last of the truly hand built Porsche 911 production cars.
Generally the 3.6 S included the X92 Exclusive front spoiler, the X93 Exclusive rear spoiler and X99 air inlets on the rear fenders for engine cooling, but the cars delivered to the USA, Japan and rest of world were quite different. Most of the 3.6 Flachbau’s were delivered new to the USA known X85 package with 964-style pop-up headlights and all the Exclusive options mentioned above. 39 X85 cars were made.
The X83 package was reserved for Japan which was known as the Furrattonozu in the domestic market. These have a 930-style look with rear fender vents and pop up headlights. All 10 of the X83 cars delivered in Polar Silver Metallic with either the 3.6 Turbo or 3.8 RS rear spoiler. Rest of the world got the X84 which was similar to the USA-spec cars with fog lights built into the front scoops.
17 Additional cars were made for the USA and Canada with regular fixed headlights but retained the rest of the 3.6 S package.