Lot 160 - 2010 Porsche 911 / 997 Gen 2 Turbo S Cabriolet
|Odometer reading||7,018 miles|
|Estimate||£72,000 - £92,000|
|Result||Sold - £98,560|
- Single family ownership from new
- High specification including PDK gearbox and paint to sample option
- Sought after second generation example
- Low mileage example
Porsche has traditionally raised the appeal of the 911 Turbo during the latter part of its lifecycle with a heavily optioned 'S' model and the 997 Turbo is no exception. The twin-turbocharged 3.8 litre engine of the regular Turbo model has been subtly tweaked to boost performance and receives a nominal 1.0 bar of boost (against 0.8 bar on the standard version) along with lightly modified turbocharger vanes and a carbon fibre air manifold to endow the S with 530bhp and a continuous (not over-boosted) 516lb ft of torque. That’s 30bhp and 37lb ft more than the Turbo resulting in a class-leading (at the time) 0-62 mph in 3.1 seconds although the top speed remained unchanged. The facelifted version of Porsche’s 997 Turbo was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show. It was fitted with a completely new 3.8 litre engine generating a maximum power output of 530bhp, thanks to revised Borg-Warner variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbochargers, whilst the optional seven-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox replaced the Tiptronic. With PDK and the, also optional, Sport-Chrono package, which includes the availability of electronically controlled launch control and an over-boost function for temporarily increasing the turbo-pressure, Porsche claimed the 911 Turbo would accelerate from 0–62 mph in 3.4 seconds and before reaching a top speed of a staggering 194 mph.
This one family owned from new, low mileage, example is a second generation, 997 Turbo S cabriolet, which was delivered by Porsche and first registered on 27th November 2010. Resplendent in the rare PTS (paint to sample) specification of Ice Blue metallic with a wonderful black and cream full leather interior. One should not overlook the high specification of this 997, it comes with the desirable GT sports steering wheel with aluminium paddles amongst many other important features. Diligently maintained by both a Porsche main dealer and a specialist, this wonderful example showing a mere 7,018 miles from new has had two services, the drive belt being replaced during the later and four new tyres also being fitted. Offered from a private collection and in very good order throughout, the paintwork presents extremely well as does the alloy wheels and interior, as you would expect with such a low mileage car. Presented to auction in superb order, this 997 comes complete with a history file including the service and maintenance booklets, the current UK registration document and a MoT test certificate valid until September 2021.
The vendor reports that the 997’s PDK gearbox makes for an unforgettable driving experience. Combining earth-shattering performance with genuine day-to-day usability, the Turbo S cabriolet is untouchable, and in this delightful colour combination and low mileage, appears irresistible.
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