Porsche 996 Turbo S
- Mileage: 54,076
- Year: 2005
- MOT Expiry: April 2019
- Exterior Colour: Basalt Black Metallic
- Interior Colour: Black Leather
- Top speed: 191
- 0-60mph: 4.2
- BHP: 444
- Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
- Engine Capacity: 3600c
- Engine Configuration: Twin-turbocharged Flat 6
In 2000, Porsche launched the turbocharged version of the 996 for the 2001 Model Year. As with the GT3, the new Turbo engine was derived from that used in the 911 GT1 and, like its predecessor the 993 Turbo, it featured twin-turbochargers. Also like its predecessor, the new Turbo was only available with all-wheel drive. In 2002, the X50 package was available, which boosted the engine output to an astonishing 444hp with 457 lb ft of torque across a wide section of the power band. With the X50 package, the car could accelerate from 0–62mph in under 4 seconds.
Towards the end of 996 production, the Turbo S returned with the debut of a Turbo S cabriolet variant as well. The Turbo S boasted even more power than the regular Turbo courtesy of the X50 package being standard. The Turbo S was limited to around 1,500 units worldwide and boasted a top speed of 190mph.
The styling of the 996 Turbo (S) was more individual than the previous generations of the 911 Turbo. Along with the traditional wider rear wing, the 996 Turbo had different front lights and bumpers when compared to the Carrera and Carrera 4. The rear bumper had air vents reminiscent of those on the Porsche 959 and there were large vents on the front bumper.
It is understood that of the limited number of Turbo S cars produced just 598 examples were coupés, and of these little over a hundred are believed to be in right-hand drive.
6-Speed manual transmission, UK specification (C16), Turbo aerokit (XAF), Alu-look dashboard trim strip (XCA), Alu-look instrument surround (XCB), Alu-look center air vent bracket (XCD), Alu-look center console (XCE), Short shifter (XCZ), Alu-look 3-spoke steering wheel (XPG), 18-inch Sport Techno wheels (XRC), Wheel centre caps with coloured Porsche crest, 17mm spacers for rear wheels (XRN), Porsche crests on headrests (XSC), Red seat belts (XSX), Stainless steel tailpipes (X54), Lowered suspension by 20mm (X73), Gear knob with aluminium inlay (X97), Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB), Air intakes in rear wings, Xenon headlights, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and Navigation System, Bose premium sound system, Dual digital climate control AC, Electric sunroof, Electrically adjustable front seats, Electric windows, Electrically operated door mirrors, CD player, CD changer, Porsche carpet mats with red detailing, Space saver spare wheel, Tool roll, Spare key.
With factory lowered suspension (option X73) and a wider rear track (XRN), this perfectly stanced Turbo S looks incredible in Basalt Black. The paintwork reflects with a deep glossy shine to every panel and a prominent metallic flake on close inspection – our studio photographs really don’t do it justice! Overall there are very few blemishes to report, the most conspicuous being one or two light chips towards the front end. The car is arrow straight along both sides and the headlights remain crystal clear.
The unmarked black upholstery still looks fresh and remains feeling supple to the touch. The bolsters present with only the lightest of wrinkling and at the top of the seats you’ll find Porsche crests embossed into the leather – a great factory option. Looking further, silver trim is laced throughout the cabin including to the gear knob, where the aluminium inlay adds just the right amount of weight to each shift. Additional contrast is added by the Guards Red seatbelts and floor mat edging. There is no wear to any of the switchgear and the rear seats appear as new.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The twin-turbocharged 3.6 of the Turbo S produces an additional 30hp over the standard Turbo. 444hp is transferred to all four wheels via the silken six-speed manual transmission. The engine bay of the 996 leaves a lot to the imagination but all that that can be seen is certainly well presented. Mechanically the car is in excellent fettle and was most recently serviced by JZM Porsche in late December 2017.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The 911 sits on 18-inch Sport Techno alloys with a dark silver finish. There is no marking or wear of any kind to report, and the coloured Porsche centre caps also present impeccably. The wheels are shod in a matching set of Continental tyres all round. Gripping those large ceramic discs are six-piston calipers at the front and four-piston calipers at the rear; the striking yellow paint is untarnished.
This rare 996 Turbo S is one of just 598 coupés produced, and one of only a handful produced in right-hand drive with the desirable manual gearbox. The car was first registered in March 2005 and was supplied new by Porsche Centre Sutton Coldfield. The accompanying paperwork boasts a raft of Porsche invoices along with all dealer-supplied manuals and the stamped service booklet. The car has been serviced at the following mileages: 7k, 21k, 33k, 46k, 51k, 53k, 53k. The first five stamps are all from Porsche main dealers and the last two are from marque specialist JZM. The most recent service was carried out in December 2017 at 53,863 miles, just 200 miles ago.
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