The 911 (996) Turbo offers genuine supercar performance in a compact and practical package. The turbocharged version of the 996 appeared in 2000, three years after the normally aspirated 996 had replaced the much loved 993. Arriving with four-wheel drive as standard, a water-cooled engine, a new bodyshell and a radically updated cabin, the new 996 Turbo was a thoroughly sophisticated, all-weather, competent supercar and although it went out of production in 2005, in real terms it’s still as quick as anything on the road.
Like the GT3, the new Turbo engine was derived from the engine used in the 1998 Le Mans winning 911 GT1 race car and, like its predecessor, featured twin-turbos and now developed 420 hp. 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 331 kW (450 hp). With the X50 package, the car could accelerate from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds. Later-on towards the end of the 996 life cycle, the Turbo S arrived, having the X50 package standard. The Turbo S with a limited production-run and a remarkable top-speed of 317km/h has become a very collectable car in recent years.
Out of a total production of 600 Turbo S coupés build, 186 manual transmission cars left the factory, however only ONE was delivered in the color Leinen metallic. Leinen metallic was available for 911’sin the 80’s.
This remarkable Turbo S, was delivered in January 2005 by Sata llc. In Oman. The car is fully Porsche dealer maintained which is documented by its original maintenance book and invoices. From its first owner in Oman the car went to its second owner in Abu Dhabi. Today, the car is offered with a recorded mileage of 87.000km. Not much considering the use that these cars are accusstomed to due to their reliability and practicality!
A thorough maintenance was just carried out. The car comes with a 1 year warranty.
Collectors, do not let this opportunity for owning a unique 911 slip away!