The 993, renowned as the supercar you could drive to work in, was manufactured between 1993 and 1998. The 993 was the last of the air-cooled models. The Carrera 2 model had 272bhp and although it wasn’t a great deal quicker than the 964-series Carrera 2, the lines were smoother, the interior a little more modern and the running gear a good deal more sophisticated. The Cabriolet model was launched in April 1994, but it wasn’t until October 1994 that fans of four-wheel drive enjoyed the arrival of the Carrera 4. In April 1995 Porsche launched the iconic 911 Turbo in 993 guise, powered by a 408bhp version of the 3.6-litre lump, mated to the Carrera 4’s all-wheel drive running gear. The 993 Turbo represented the first Porsche Turbo with a six-speed box, two turbochargers and four-wheel drive. This was followed in October 1995 by the Carrera 4S, a model which mirrored the Turbo’s looks but with the Carrera’s normally aspirated engine. At the same time, Porsche also revived the Targa designation, this time around substituting the lift-off targa panel for an electrically operated sliding glass roof. The engines in the Carrera models was also uprated to 285bhp thanks to modifications to the valves and the addition of Varioram, a two stage induction system. A Carrera 2S was
launched in August 1996. Production of the 993 Turbo was signed off with the production of 345 Turbo S models designed and manufactured by the Porsche Exclusive department.
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