Sales Spotlight: Porsche 993 Turbo S

As the last in the line of air-cooled, turbocharged Porsche 911s, the 993 Turbo holds a special place in the heart of many Neunelfer enthusiasts. It therefore stands to reason that the Turbo S variant – 342 of which were built in during the last year of luftkühlung – is even more highly prized.

In standard form, the last air-cooled Turbo provides one of the best 911 driving experiences around, with the Porsche 993 Turbo S taking things to new heights. After all, a 911 has to truly earn the right to a five-star rating in the Total 911 ‘Data File’.

This added X-factor doesn’t come cheap though. 993 Turbo Ss have long sat north of the £250,000, with this even rarer right-hand drive example from The Octane Collection currently commanding an asking price of £319,995.

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Like modern Turbo Ss, this extra premium does bring with it a number of standard options and revisions, not least to the 3.6-litre, twin turbocharged flat six, which gained 41hp over the 993 Turbo thanks to the X50 powerkit, bringing the total output to 456hp.

The kit comprises modified turbochargers, a larger intercooler, a tweaked ECU and a more free flowing exhaust system, identified via its two sets of twin tailpipes.

It’s not just the engine that was given a thorough seeing to though. Porsche Exclusive provided the Turbo S with a revised Aerokit and, most notably, air intakes on the rear arches (a tweak that would become a defining feature of the wide-bodied water-cooled Turbos).

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The example currently available at prestige car specialist, The Octane Collection, features swathes of carbon fibre interior trim (as well as a carbon coated strut brace) while the Turbo S’s customary ‘Big Yellow’ brake calipers contrast nicely against the Basalt Black paintwork.

As you’d expect from a £300,000 Porsche 911, this 993 Turbo S has been well looked after, with a full service history at official Porsche Centres accounting for the car’s 45,610 miles.

For more information on this Porsche 993 Turbo S, or to see the rest of The Octane Collection’s stock, visit their website now.

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