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Saturday, September 18, 2010

VIDEOS++ Reviews: Porsche 993 Turbo

Videos+Specifications+Owner's Reviews: Porsche 911 993 Turbo.

In this blog entry, I'm reviewing my one of my 2 ULTIMATE DREAM CARS (the other being the McLaren F1), the Porsche 993 Turbo. 

This 993 Turbo's the last of the air cooled 911's, it offers twin scroll turbocharged, 4-wheel drive, a computer controlled differential (passed on from the 959) and rock solid reliability which makes this an everyday supercar.
Is this the world's best all round usable supercar? The new 996 Turbo and subsequently 997 Turbo may have taken that crown but to many, this is the Best 911.

In Malaysia, I only managed to spot 1 unit of 993 Turbo for sale over the last 4 months.  It's a 1995 black unit UK Import with Service Record.  Asking RM380,000. 
As usual, I don't have a car to test and brag about.  All is not lost, I dished out 5 Videos review and 1 Specification.

VIDEO 1: TOP GEAR: best of the 90's - Porsche 993 Turbo. By Tiff Needell.

Video 2: PORSCHE 993 Turbo SPOT (In German)

Video 3: Porsche 993 Commercial:

Video 4: Porsche 993 turbo vs Nissan Skyline R33GTR vs Mitsubishi GTO. Battle of the 4WDs...

Video 5: PORSCHE EXPERIENCE TV: Porsche 993 Carrera

END OF VIDEOS REVIEW.  Now's the turn for Specifications...
Specifications: Porsche 911 993 Turbo 1996-98

Above: In my opinion, the 911 993 Turbo looks THE BEST in this COLOUR. Met Red.

Porsche 911 993 Turbo 1996-98



Horizontally opposed 6-cylinder; SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder; lightweight aluminum-alloy block, heads and pistons

Bore and stroke: 98.5mm x 75.25mm
Displacement: 3.6L. or 3,600cc
Horsepower: 408bhp@5,750 rpm (300kw)
Torque: 400 lb-ft @4,500 rpm (540Nm)
Compression ratio: 8.0:1
Cd: 0.33

Fuel system: Motronic electronic fuel injection and single-plug ignition with knock control
Induction: Twin scroll intercooled turbochargers

Full-time all-wheel drive, limited-slip differential, ABD (automatic brake differential) traction system, 6 speed manual


FRONT: MacPherson struts, aluminum control arms, stabilizer bar

REAR: Independent multilink LSA axle with toe correcting characteristics, stabilizer bar

Body: Unit steel monocoque


Curb weight: 3,307 lbs
Wheelbase 2271 mm (89.4 in )

 front 1411 mm (55.6 in)
rear 1504 mm (59.2 in )
Length 4245 mm (167.1 in )
Width 1795 mm (70.7 in )
Height 1285 mm (50.6 in )

Brakes and Wheels:

Dual-circuit, vented and cross-drilled discs, 4-piston aluminum-alloy fixed calipers, ABS

Wheels (F/R) 8 X 18/10 X 18 Cast Alloy

Tyres (F/R) 225/40 ZR18 / 285/30 ZR18

Fuel Economy (source:
Urban consumption: 23.5l/100km (4.3km/L)
Extra-urban consumption: 11.2l/100km (8.9km/L)
Average comsumption: 15.7l/100km (6.4km/L)


0-60mph: 3.9 seconds
0-100mph: 9.2 secs
0-1/4 mile: 12.1s @ 116 mph
Top Speed: 184 mph (295km/h)

ABS: Yes
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD): No
Brake assistant: No
Driver airbag: Yes
Pessenger airbag: Yes
Side airbags: No
Electronic Stability Program (ESP): No
Traction control: Yes

Before I sign off, here's some parting shots:

This shows why this is the MOST USUABLE EVERYDAY SUPERCAR.  Rear seats (recommended for Kids under 8 years old only) which split folds, can carry 1 big luggage or grocery shopping.


1) (for some Photos)
2) (search: 993 Turbo).
3) (search: 993 Turbo)

That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry.


  1. Anonymous9:34 PM

    1995 model for RM290K is cheap if the condition is mint. Should check it out. I saw a mint condition unit, sold for RM365K, everything was super great condition.

  2. George Peterson11:37 PM

    993 Turbo is an amazing car...
    Anyone wanting to sell their 993 Turbo, please post their contact. I have a 996 Turbo and am not that impressed with the look, would like to get something more authentic Porsche. The 997 is nice, but i think the engine sounds sad and the overall fell is not there, too much technology, no longer spirited.

  3. I have 993 Turbo for sale if anyone interested.
    My asking price is RM380K ono. Done 55000 miles, new paint, new seats, very good condition, number
    W_ _993. Accident free, new tyres. Service by Porsche.

  4. Hi, Anonymous... Sorry it's my mistake. That 1995 model's actually Porsche 993 Carrera 4 with Turbo Bodykit. Asking RM290,000. I think a same year 993 Turbo should fetch at least RM350,000.

  5. Alain Perot9:43 PM

    I saw a really nice purple colored one on the KL streets, oh my, it sounded great. Better than any 996 or 997.
    It looked fast just sitting there, and the wide body was gorgeously stunning.

    I cannot stand the newer generation, mosquito sounding Ferraris. They may be a microscopic 0.001 sec faster, but the operational cost, and daily usability makes them quite hopeless.

  6. Anonymous9:49 PM

    Yes yes... that would make sense, a 993 C4 wide body, asking RM290 if the condition is good. A good TURBO would set you back well over RM350, and if low mileage, could fetch upto RM400K. These are highly collectible.
    I missed out on that RM350K, condition was really great. 993 Turbo is only second to a 993 Turbo S.
    Have not seen any of those in Malaysia.

  7. Anonymous5:55 AM

    1996 Porsche 993 Turbo for sale with super low mileage - just found for sale for RM360k! Link found below

  8. Jeff. Come review my car.