During the second to the last year of production of the 993 (1997), Porsche offered the 993 Turbo S. Ultimately 375 pieces were sold. The Turbo S is a fully loaded Turbo including a power upgrade to 424 hp (DIN). Every thinkable amenities including a carbon decoration in the interior make it different to the earlier leightweight, spartanic 964 Turbo S. The 993 Turbo S is easily recognized by yellow brake calipers, a slightly larger wing, a 4-pipe exhaust and air scoops behind the doors.
Based on the current all-wheel-drive 911 Turbo>, the Turbo S is the most exotic and powerful Porsche production car yet offered for sale in North America. Externally, it is distinguished from the Turbo by its unique body work featuring Aerokit II front and rear spoilers, left and right rear side panel air ducts, and additional light-level left and right front air inlets. For enhanced performance, the Turbo’s standard 3.6-liter, twin-turbocharged, air-cooled, flat six-cylinder engine has been increased from 400 to 424 horsepower for the Turbo S, the highest power output ever derived from a Porsche production engine sold on the North American continent.
The 993 Turbo S is equipped with a wide variety of other special standard features created exclusively for the model. They include carbon fiber instrument cluster, instrument panel, door panel inserts and door pulls, an impressive all-leather interior, unique 18-inch "Technology" polished-look wheels, yellow brake calipers, an additional front oil cooler, three-point color coordinated front seat belts, and distinctive Turbo S script on the rear deck lid, wheel center caps, front trunk and rear seat carpeting, door threshold panels and steering wheel.