Ultra rare Porsche Turbos inside Total 911 issue 108
Across its entire range, Porsche reserves its ‘S’ badge for only the cream of the crop: the range-toppers that offer a premium in performance and an added edge over a standard model.
Whether in Carrera form or under the more glamorous Turbo moniker, the S should rightfully stand for ‘special’, as these cars truly represent the pinnacle of the line-up’s capabilities.
For the span of this piece, however, the ‘S’ can also stand for Sloan Cars.
These buyers and sellers of rare, low-mileage 911s have managed to amass a four-strong gathering of the most incredibly rare and sought-after metal to ever leave Zuffenhausen. Never before have this many cars of this high a calibre come together under the same roof.
While the ‘S’ badge didn’t reach the naturally aspirated Carrera until the 993, the single-letter denomination had been making waves in forced-induction 911s since the 3.3-litre 964 Turbo S was announced in 1992.
In its first and only year of production, the first-ever Turbo S featured a lightweight interior with fewer ‘creature comforts,’ as well as a 56-horsepower bump over the standard 320hp Turbo. It was low, tight and focused on performance.
To read more about the Porsche 930S, Porsche 964 Turbo S, Porsche 993 Turbo S, and the awesome Porsche 959 Sport, pick up your copy of Total 911 issue 108 (available from the Imagine Shop, or in store) now.
Also inside you’ll find a whole host of incredible features, from our Powerkit group test, to an R Gruppe-tuned Porsche 911T taking on the rigours of London’s roads.
If that wasn’t enough, we also sit down with Porsche legend, Gijs van Lennep, take an in depth look at the ‘Widowmaker’ with our 996 GT2 buying guide, and get behind the wheel of two lightweight offerings from iconic specialists, DP Motorsport.