Porsche Builds A 911 Turbo That Went Out Of Production 20 Years Ago

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Porsche Builds A 911 Turbo That Went Out Of Production 20 Years Ago

Rather curiously, we think we're seeing a trend. If you've been keeping up with automotive news, you'll be used to the swathe of electric concept cars and production vehicles being unveiled at any opportunity. While there seems to be genuine interest on the part of all involved - from journalists, to marketing divisions, to engineers - one can't help but notice that certain companies are looking to rebuild or revive their models from years past. 

Jaguar, for example, is splitting duties between revamping their iconic E-Type with electric motors, while simultaneously running restoration programs for owners looking for a factory fresh car. In that same light, while Porsche is pushing the boundaries of electric vehicle technology with their Mission E, they've also decided to do something a little unorthodox: produce a fresh 911 Turbo from 20 years back, with all new parts and components. 

It's from the 993 generation, the last of the air-cooled Porsches, and this particular 911 Turbo uses a blend of original parts and modern-day production techniques for what is arguably the best of both worlds. Now, while this may be proof that Porsche can very well recreate classics in a factory-fresh condition, this is by no means an indication that they'll do so in volume and be selling to the public. Many of these cars will no longer meet emissions or crash safety standards, and that's not something Porsche is willing to go through again. 

The specific car itself references the 2018 911 Turbo Exclusive Series, finished in black wheels with Golden Yellow details as well as Golden Yellow design accents on the interior. The 911 Turbo S side intakes were an optional extra for the 911 Turbo of the time, hence the additional ducting on this recreated classic. With 450 hp on tap, this 911 Turbo will make its debut at Laguna Seca on the 27th of September, 2018, before being auctioned off at RM Sotheby's it Atlanta as a track car. 

Over the course of one and a half years, the engineers at Porsche Classic took an original 993 Turbo chassis and sourced the thousands of original parts necessary to create, well, a full car. The powertrain itself is the original unit, and the chassis number follows on from the last 993 Turbo to roll off the assembly line. Perhaps the only particularly unique element of this car is its hollow aluminium wheels, which pair nicely with the 993's aluminium chassis - a first for the 911 range. 



Aswan

Aswan

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Places more value in how fun a car is to drive than outright performance or luxury. He laments the direction that automotive development is headed in, but grudgingly accepts the logic behind it. Can be commonly found trying to fix yet another problem on his rusty project car.


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