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Porsche 911 Turbo S (993) (1997 – 1998)

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Porsche 911 Turbo S (993)
1997 - 1998
345 units
3.6 L Turbocharged Flat 6
424 bhp @ 5750 rpm
400 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
0 - 60 mph
3.6 seconds
Top Speed
184 mph

(1997 – 1998) Porsche 911 Turbo S (993) – Ultimate Guide

The 993 Turbo coupé was introduced in 1995. It featured a new twin-turbocharged engine displacing 3.6 liters and generating a maximum power output of 402 hp. Air-to-air intercoolers, electronic engine management, redesigned cylinder heads and other modified engine internals completed the new engine. The 993 Turbo was the first 911 Turbo with all wheel drive, taken from the 959 flagship model. The electronic engine management helped the Turbo to achieve fuel efficiency far superior to its predecessors.

In 1997, Porsche produced a limited factory-production run of what is the last air-cooled 911 Turbo, the 993 Turbo S. Turbo S’s were fitted with most Turbo options as standard and also came standard with Aerokit II front and rear spoilers, unique side air ducts and front air inlets, and unique yellow brake calipers. Engine output was increased over the standard 911 Turbo to 424HP for US models and 450HP for non-US models, with a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds and 184 mph top speed. A total of 345 examples of the 993 Turbo S were produced, of which 176 were imported to the US.

Porsche 993 Turbo vs. a 993 Turbo S – The Key Differences

  • The Porsche 993 Turbo S is a product of the Porsche Exclusiv department (more on this in a later post)
  • The Turbo S has two larger K-24 Turbo chargers
  • The Motronic engine control unit received an electronic upgrade
  • The Turbo S has an additional oil cooler installed
  • The dual exhaust was modified and included Quad round tips vs. the dual ovals on the standard turbo
  • Other minor engine improvements
  • Engine produced 424 hp (25 hp more than the standard turbo)
  • Yellow brake calipers vs. “Big Reds”
  • European front spoiler with brake cooling ducts
  • Full-leather (including air-vent louvers) and carbon fiber interior with aluminum gauges was standard
  • Carbon fiber door sills with Turbo S script
  • Carbon fiber shock tower braces
  • Aerokit II rear spoiler from Porsche Exclusiv
  • Quad round exhaust tips (instead of two ovals as noted above)
  • Air scoops in rear fenders
  • Wheels were matt finish vs. gloss