Porsche 993: Origins of the purest 911

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Porsche 993: Origins of the purest 911

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Porsche 993 Turbo

Porsche 993 Turbo

Porsche 993 Carrera RS

Porsche Carrera 993 2S

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The Porsche 993 Turbo included a six-speed gearbox and lighter hollow spoked alloy wheels that drasticly reduced unsprung weight. This model became a legend amo

Porsche 911, model 993: 1993 – 1996

Porsche released it's 993 series - a two-door, two plus two seater in Coupe, Convertible and Targa models. The power source was a flat 6, air-cooled ‘boxer' engine, mounted on the rear wheels, with rear- and four-wheel drive transmissions. The Porsche 993-series, arguably the most beautifull and pure of all cars to come out of Stutgartd, became for many Porsche purists the pinicle of 911 engineering. These models were to be the last bastion of air cooled beasts to escape from the german manufacturing plants. These Porsches had it all – blistering pace,

thoroughbred grace and, for once, a little bit of space.

The entry level model Porsche Carrera 2 statisfied all emotions, a stunning piece of machinery that set the gold standard for all 911's to come. Soon to follwo was the Porsche Carrera RS and for the first time an all-wheel drive, twin-turbocharged Porsche Turbo. Porsche even raised the bar and for the first time introduced the GT2. The rear wheel drive and all wheel drive transmission variants, the Porsche Carrera 993 2S and Porsche 993 4S were also introduced. The Porsche 993 model line in 1996 also saw, for the first time, the introduction of VarioRam. The system would provide higher torque at lower engine speeds and higher output power at high revs.

1993 to 1994 1994 Model Year saw the wheelbase moved to 2272mm, overall length of the vehicle 4245mm and width of 1735mm, with the Porsche Carrera 4S and Turbo given a wider stance of 1795mm. The engineers in Stutgard also increased the power and torque. One of the biggest developments with the 993 series line was the introduction of a multi-link rear suspension. Simply put this transformed the Porsche 993 from a raw and brutal beast to a more driver friendly exotic car. Brakes featuring a four piston monoblock calliper as standard on the front and rear of the vehicle was another massive advancement over it's predisessors. All of the 993's were offered in both a rear wheel drive version and an all wheel drive one.

1994 to 1995 1995 Model Year introduced the Carrera RS almost completely redesigned. Porsche for the first time featured a steering wheel- mounted shift control for tiptronic "S" models with it's for automatic gearbox. This year also introduced a new 408hp engine for the twin- turbocharged, four-wheel drive Porsche 911 Turbo. The Porsche 993 Turbo included a six-speed gearbox and lighter hollow spoked alloy wheels that drasticly reduced unsprung weight. This model became a legend amongst giants and set the trail moving foraward for all turbos to follw. Aguably it's the best 911 ever to be designed.

1995 to 1996 In 1996 Porsche varioCam engines get a power and torque boost. A new and revolutionary sliding glass-roofed Targa is also introduced which signifies the end of the traditional roll-over-bar or "hoop" design. A lightweight, 430hp, rear-wheel drive Porsche 911 GT2 is also launched. The Porsche 993 GT2 is the most powerful and fastest 911 production road car ever built!

1996 to 1997 1997 Model Year saw the introduction of the Porsche 993 Turbo S boasting a 430bhp peak output and if that wasn't enought to boil your blood, one could always opt for a factory specified upgrade to 450hp. The Turbo-bodied Carrera 2S which was built alongside it's identically proportioned Carrera 4S, however with a two-wheel drive transmission. These were the last rear-wheel drive, air-cooled 911's



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