Porsche 996 Turbo
- Mileage: 10,919
- Year: 2004
- MOT Expiry: September 2018
- Exterior Colour: Arctic Silver
- Interior Colour: Boxster Red Leather
- Top speed: 189
- 0-60mph: 4.2
- BHP: 414
- Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
- Engine Capacity: 3600cc
- Engine Configuration: Turbocharged Flat 6
1998 saw Porsche debut its new Carrera model, the 996. It featured the most significant changes to the model since its introduction in 1963. The most significant change to the 996 was the decision to utilise a water-cooled engine, rather than an air-cooled engine, for the first time.
The 996 was a completely new design for Porsche, led by Mr Harm Lagaay. It was also the first 911 that used all new bodywork and did not carry over any significant component from the previous model. Another significant change was the new headlight design, which can be traced back to the Porsche Pan-America concept car. Other changes included a sleeker body design with a more steeply raked windshield and a completely re-designed interior space, aimed at the luxury market.
In 2000, Porsche debuted the 996 Turbo, equipped with a four-wheel-drive system and a 3.6-litre, twin turbo-charged, flat-six engine that now produced 414hp, propelling the car from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. The engine used in the 996 Turbo is a derivative of the Metzger engine found in the Le Mans winning GT1 race car, it also has none of the supposed weaknesses associated with the standard 996 Carrera engine.
Since its release in 2000, the Porsche 996 Turbo has been a huge success, famed for its reliability, usability and its staggering performance.
Boxster Red Leather, GT2 rear spoiler, 18-inch Sport-Techno alloy wheels (XRC), 17mm spacers for rear wheels (XRN), Seat heating left and right (342), Electrically operated front seats, Electrically operated door mirrors, Electric windows, Digital climate control air conditioning, Tinted rear windows, BOSE sound system, Porsche overmats, Brake calipers in red, Pioneer touchscreen, Space saver spare wheel, tyre inflator kit.
Finished in gleaming Arctic Silver the Turbo presents impeccably. Having been religiously dry stored when not in use the paintwork remains bright with a sharp metallic flake on close inspection. There are no imperfections or unsightly blemishes whatsoever, including to the front end which is free from any stone chips. With its low chin spoiler and prominent rear arch vents the car maintains an aggressive stance, topped-off with the addition of a desirable GT2 rear spoiler.
Within the luxurious cabin Boxster Red adorns almost every surface, including the carpet, for a truly stunning finish. It's a superb colour choice against the understated silver paintwork and presents beautifully throughout. The supple leather seats appear as new and the steering wheel still retains a gorgeous factory texture. All bolsters remain unworn and the carpets are entirely unmarked, protected in the footwells by a brand new set of Porsche overmats.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 3.6-litre flat-six ignites first turn of the key and idles up to temperature without complaint. Although not much is visible beneath the rear lid the engine bay clearly remains in outstanding order. All components appear factory fresh no signs of wear to be found. The car's extremely low mileage of just 10k is comprehensively verified by an outstanding maintenance record from new, which is detailed below. It was most recently serviced just 1,500 miles ago. Power is transferred to all four wheels via a silken 6-speed manual gearbox.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The car sits on its original set of 18-inch Sport-Techno wheels. The alloys remain in pristine order and are free from any curb marking or age related wear. They are finished with Turbo centre caps and are shod in a matching set of Bridgestone Potenza tyres. The rear wheels fill the arches particularly well sporting their factory set of 17mm spacers, as specified from new. Unsurprisingly the red brake calipers appear in pristine condition, having never been allowed to fade or peel.
The Turbo was first registered in March 2004 and has covered a mere 10k miles since then. Despite seeing little use over the course of its life to date the car has been meticulously maintained at extremely close mileage intervals, as detailed below. It has been serviced annually from new with the exception of 2014, although just 108 miles were covered between 2013 and 2015. When not in use the 911 was carefully dry stored, which is evident from its perfect condition. The paperwork is complete with records for each service and inspection, along with the original Porsche document pack and all dealer-supplied manuals.
23/03/2004 at 25km / 16 miles (Pre-delivery inspection)
08/04/2005 at 6,021km / 3,741 miles
27/01/2006 at 7,071km / 4,394 miles
27/03/2007 at 8,367km / 5,199 miles
24/03/2008 at 8,665km / 5,384 miles
09/03/2009 at 8,754km / 5,439 miles
02/04/2010 at 10,025km / 6,229 miles
24/03/2011 at 10,554km / 6,558 miles
26/03/2012 at 11,054km / 6,869 miles
31/03/2013 at 11,501km / 7,146 miles
17/08/2015 at 11,674km / 7,254 miles
22/04/2016 at 15,139km / 9,406 miles
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