1996 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe

Based on the all-wheel-drive 911 Turbo, the Turbo S was the most exotic and powerful Porsche production car offered for sale in North America.

Externally, it was distinguished from the Turbo by its unique bodywork featuring Aerokit II front and rear spoilers, left and right rear side panel air ducts, and additional light-level front air inlets. For enhanced performance, the Turbo’s standard 3.6 liter, twin-turbocharged, air cooled, flat six-cylinder increased from 400 to 424 horsepower for the Turbo S, the highest power output ever derived from a Porsche production engine sold on this continent.

The Turbo S was equipped with a wide variety of other special standard features created exclusively for the model. This included carbon fiber instrument cluster, instrument panel, door panel inserts and door pulls, an impressive all-leather interior, unique 18-inch “Technology” polished-look wheels, yellow brake calipers, an additional front oil cooler, three-point color coordinated front seat belts, and the distinctive Turbo S script on the rear deck lid, wheel center caps, front trunk and rear seat carpeting, door threshold panels and steering wheel.

Featured in Guards Red with beige leather hides, this “Turbo S tribute” is still like new. The interior features an Eclipse CD sound system with an eight-disc changer, while the exterior boasts all of the proper Porsche equipment and rides on massive 18″ Pirelli rubber. This car was indeed built as a Turbo, but has benefitted from all of the internal and external visual enhancements of a Turbo S. The dash and gauges appear to have been changed as well when upgraded with the Turbo S package. The standard Turbo of this year has been tested to perform 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 192 mph. With all-wheel-drive, a six-speed gearbox and twin turbochargers, this is one of the most exciting performance cars in the world. It is a stunning supercar ready for your pure driving satisfaction.

Geoff Archer

Geoff Archer - SCM Contributor

Geoff is a recovered English Ford Cortina addict. He and his wife currently feed and groom a spring green 1969 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 and an amaranth violet 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 coupe. He got his gearhead start as a lackey at two Porsche dealerships. He then signed on as a mechanic on the 1997 Panama-Alaska vintage rally. A hopeless cruiser of eBay and Craigslist, his regular contributions to SCM include Fresh Meat and selections from eBay Motors.

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