Lot 157 - 2005 Porsche 911 996 Turbo S
|Odometer reading||20,948 miles|
|Result||Sold - £53,760|
- Just two previous owners
- Cost when new £104,696
- Desirable S with X50 engine and 440 bhp
The 996 model is a superb car; quick, reliable, well-made and represented the birth of the water-cooled 911. With a wide range of models on offer, the most iconic is, of course, the Turbo. Featuring four-wheel drive and a 3.6 litre, intercooled engine derived from the 1998 Le Mans winning GT-1 car pushing out 420bhp and hitting 60mph in a whisker over four seconds, this is genuine supercar territory. The 996 was seen as a more relaxed and usable 911; however, in Turbo guise, the driver would get the best of both worlds; a luxury leather interior with every creature comfort combined with the ability to drop the hammer and reach a top speed of a claimed 190mph. In 2002, the X50 package was offered as an option on the Turbo that included larger K24 turbochargers and intercoolers, a revised ECU and quad-pipe exhaust which raised power output to 444 bhp, however in 2005, Porsche introduced the Turbo S model available as either a coupé or cabriolet. The Turbo S was essentially a 996 turbo with the X50 option but also included PCCB, 6-disc CD changer and aluminium-faced instruments.
This collectable example of the 911 is offered in Basalt Black with full black leather trim which we are informed shows little signs of wear due to having only covered a mere 20,948 miles from its delivery date on 27th June 2005. A desirable Turbo S example boasting the X50 engine, this car is described as being in exceptional condition and boasts a large history file having been maintained to a very high standard indeed.
We are informed the car drives beautifully and as it should and, as a flagship Turbo S made at the end of the 996 generation’s life, comes with the X50 option pack as factory standard. This includes larger turbochargers and intercoolers that propel the car to 60mph in four seconds and, combined with Porsches excellent stability control, makes for a sensational and very enjoyable drive. This stunning example makes an ideal case for a usable modern classic investment that can be enjoyed properly at a fraction of the original cost of over £100,000.
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