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1993 - 1998 Porsche 911 (993)

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The last of the air-cooled models, the 911 (993) remains an icon to this very day. Check out our historical review at TopSpeed.com.
  • Porsche 911 (993)
  • Year:
    1993- 1998
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Model:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    flat-6
  • Transmission:
    6-speed manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    272 @ 6100
  • MPG(Cty):
    15
  • MPG(Hwy):
    23
  • Torque @ RPM:
    243 @ 5000
  • Displacement:
    3.6 L
  • 0-60 time:
    5.4 sec.
  • Quarter Mile time:
    13.8 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    168 mph
  • 0-100 time:
    12.4 sec.
  • Price:
    70000 (Est.)
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The last of the air-cooled Porsches, the 993 generation of the iconic 911 is seen by some hardcore Porsche purists as the last truly great model in its long lineage, despite the fact that in terms of performance, comfort and safety it has been obviously surpassed by all subsequent generations. Launched at the end of 1993, it was the third all-new 911 in the history of the Zuffenhausen sports car maker, albeit it did feature some carryover parts from the 964 generation.

Penned by Tony Hatter, who is still working at Porsche and recently penned the second-generation Cayman, the 911 (993) brought an air of modernism at the German carmaker, especially when seen from the rear. Featuring wider wheel arches but a much more subdued and somewhat slippery overall look, the model was still very much part of the classic 911 lineage in terms of styling, although sprinkled with many contemporary design motifs. It was under the body shell where most of the novelties resided, with the model featuring a revised flat-six engine lineup and an entirely new suspension that worked to reduce much of the snap-oversteer tendencies of its predecessors.

Built over a span of just under five years, the 993 family featured three body styles, two types of traction and at least six official engine variants. The base model, christened 911 Carrera Coupe, was equipped with an evolution of the 3.6-liter, boxer engine from the 911 (964), first offering 272 horsepower and then 285 horsepower after Porsche upgraded its induction system to VarioRam in 1995. The most powerful variant of this flat-six was found in the hardcore GT2 and the 911 Turbo S, which came with a more-than-satisfying 450 horsepower.

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The Porsche Showdown You’ve Been Waiting For: A 911 Turbo S vs Taycan Turbo S

911 and Taycan star in the ultimate Porsche Turbo S drag race

It’s 2020 and Porsche has two incredible Turbo S models in showrooms. One is the 911 and the other one is the Taycan. They are entirely different cars. While the 911 Turbo Scomes with actual turbochargers, the Taycan is an all-electric car, so the "Turbo S" badge is there just to keep things familiar. But they are the range-topping versions of their respective lineups and both are impressively quick. Porsche’s official ratings put them on par from 0 to 60 mph at 2.6 seconds. But which car is quicker in a quarter-mile race? Let’s find out with CarWow, which recently put together a drag race between the two.

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Must See: A 700-Horsepower Nissan GT-R and a Porsche 911 Duke It Out on the Drag Strip

Must See: A 700-Horsepower Nissan GT-R and a Porsche 911 Duke It Out on the Drag Strip

Watch this 911 Turbo S outgun a 700-horsepower GT-R using the Porsche Sport Response setting

Horsepower and torque are extremely important when it comes to drag racing, but curb weight can also make a big difference. In short, power-to-weight ratio is the most significantt aspect. But cars have evolved to the point where technology can also make a difference. And this is exactly what this video of a Porsche 911 Turbo S and a Nissan GT-R racing for the quickest quarter mile time is all about.

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This Anniversary Video for Three Iconic Porsche Models Will Hit You Right in the Feels

This Anniversary Video for Three Iconic Porsche Models Will Hit You Right in the Feels

Whoever said the Germans don’t know how to party was dead wrong

Porsche’s lineup over the years has seen more than a fair share of iconic road cars and race cars. The German carmaker has enjoyed such a great deal of success in motorsport that its road-going models couldn’t have been anything else other than brilliant.

This statement is true today as well. Ignore the 911 and the 718 range, Porsche’s SUVs, despite frowned upon by some, are top-of-class in their segments when it comes to driving dynamics and road zest. But the cars you’re about to see are absolute automotive Gods.

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2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S

The most powerful 911 Turbo yet and the quickest road-legal 911 ever produced

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S is the range-topping version of the latest, 992-generation Porsche 911. Unveiled during the virtual edition of the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, the 2021 911 Turbo S arrive before its least powerful twin, the Turbo. Fitted with a twin-turbo, 3.8-liter flat-six engine rated at 640 horsepower, the 2021 911 Turbo S is the most powerful 911 Turbo model ever. It’s also the quickest, as the beefed-up coupe needs only 2.6 seconds to hit 60 mph from a standing start. How does it compare with the old Turbo S and similar sports cars on the market? Let’s find out in the review below.

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Porsche Had You in Mind When it Made the 2020 911 Turbo S So Powerful

Porsche Had You in Mind When it Made the 2020 911 Turbo S So Powerful

The 992-Gen 911 Turbo S made history in terms of power increase from generation to generation

The 992-gen Porsche 911 Turbo S didn’t evolve a lot in terms of design. It never does, really. For the most part the 911 has gone through minor changes since it was introduced some 70 years ago. And, while that may have held true for the new 911 Turbo S, there’s something that did evolve drastically, and that’s its overall performance. In fact, without moving to a bigger engine or going hybrid, Porsche managed to give the new Turbo S the largest increase in power its ever seen – this is how Porsche did it and why.

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Here's How Porsche took the 2021 911 Turbo S to Places It's Never Been

Here’s How Porsche took the 2021 911 Turbo S to Places It’s Never Been

The 911 to rule them all is here

As promised, Porsche has unveiled the new 911 Turbo S, which is, of course, wider, more powerful, and quicker in the sprint from a standstill.

At its rear lies the same 3.8-liter flat-six unit found inside the 911 Carrera, but the engine has been brought to new heights in terms of both power and torque. Here’s all the essential info on the new Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S, which can be had as both a coupé and a cabriolet.

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1100 HP Porsche 911 Turbo Almost Takes Off During Drag Launch

1100 HP Porsche 911 Turbo Almost Takes Off During Drag Launch

That’s one badass wheelie right there

Wheelies and drag racing go together like summer and June. Sure, they’re spectacular, but rather inefficient, because a wheelie is essentially wasted torque that lifts the car’s nose, instead of moving the entire vehicle forward. As a countermeasure, wheelie bars are usually fitted. The same can’t be said about this 1100-horsepower Porsche 911 Turbo that has no problem in pulling a huge wheelie on the drag strip.

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2020 Porsche 911 Turbo & Turbo S: All We Know So Far

2020 Porsche 911 Turbo & Turbo S: All We Know So Far

A Turbo-badged 911 is coming this year and we can’t wait for it to debut

With all the positive feedback received by the new 911, Porsche will want to let the good times roll with the upcoming 911 Turbo and Turbo S, too. At this stage, we have no doubt that ze Germans are working hard to perfect the Turbo recipe as the 992-generation Neunelfer Turbo & Turbo S will debut this year.

When it finally hits the showrooms, the Turbo will be forced to face stiff competition from the likes of Lamborghini Huracán Evo, Mercedes-AMG GT R, and Audi R8. Looking at how much horsepower these three pack, it’s pretty obvious that the new Porsche 911 Turbo has to up the ante in this department. That, however, won’t be the only change from the current 911 Turbo.

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The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Gets a Big Bump in Power and Weight, But What Does it Mean?

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S Gets a Big Bump in Power and Weight, But What Does it Mean?

You can learn a lot when you ride in a car that isn’t on the market yet!

The 992-generation Porsche 911 is already on sale globally, but only in non-Turbo trim. The range-topping Turbo and Turbo S have yet to be launched, and it seems we have to wait until 2020 to have access to them. However, the folks over at Car and Driver managed to ride in a Turbo S and found out important bits of info on the rear-engined sports car. For starters, we know it will generate 641 horsepower, but will it be quicker than the old model? Let’s find out.

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2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible

2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible

Going topless in Stuttgart’s performance star

Porsche is currently gearing up for the release of the next generation 992-era 911, offered as a follow-up to the current 991-era 911. Per usual, Porsche will offer a variety of body styles and equipment levels, including high-end speed and unlimited headroom with the up-and-coming 911 Turbo Convertible.

Updated 10/21/2019: The 992-gen Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible was caught testing on public roads again and, while it doesn’t sport that cool red top we saw last time, there are some small changes that tell us this baby is ready to debut. Check out the new pictures and the details in our Spy Shots section below!

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Here's Everything We Know About The 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible

Here’s Everything We Know About The 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible

The most powerful Porsche 911 cabriolet is only months away and for a $200,000+ price it will offer supercar-like performance

Back when Porsche introduced the 911 Cabriolet in 1983, proper sports car enthusiasts recognized one thing - the 911 was not only for the driving enthusiasts - it is also for drivers that see it as a status symbol. Now, almost four decades later, we get the 911 992 Cabrio in Carrera and Carrera 4S forms. Yet, fast roofless monsters still thunder over the Nurburgring and enjoy the sun on city streets across Europe. These are Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolets - possibly the best cabriolets that world has ever seen. While I am expecting a 911 Turbo Cabrio reveal at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, this is what I’ve gathered about it.

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Someone Caught the 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo and 2020 Porsche Taycan on Camera

Someone Caught the 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo and 2020 Porsche Taycan on Camera

If this does not make your day, I don’t know what will

The 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo is expected to come later this year, but we don’t have to wait to see it. The car has been spotted doing test runs out in the open sans any clothes. The car looks super sexy in black, driving sedately behind a cement mixer. In another instance, even the Porsche Taycan was spotted from the rear roaming the streets. We get to see the huge ass taillights and turn signal in action as well. Another prototype of the Porsche Taycan was spotted sprinting with blue dressing with ‘soul electrified’ and ‘Taycan’ decals on it. Although these sightings are fun, it makes the wait seem even longer. Can we just have the cars already, Porsche?!

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2019 Porsche 911 Turbo S GTstreet RS by TechArt

2019 Porsche 911 Turbo S GTstreet RS by TechArt

TechArt is at it again, making great Porsches even better

TechArt is one of Germany’s top Porsche tuners, and it plans to reconfirm this status by unveiling at the 89th Geneva Auto Show the latest and most insane version of its well-known GTstreet R model, this time based on the Porsche 911 (991) Turbo S and dubbed the RS. In short, it’s an angry green hornet with 760 horsepower on tap, a 0 to 62 mph time of 2.5 seconds, and a top speed limited to 211 mph because that’s as much as the tires can take.

Porsche is one of the of the most popular sports car manufacturers the world over. As such, there are tons of companies that cater to people who want to make their Porsche just a little bit faster and a little bit more special. Then there are firms, like Ruf or TechArt, that are recognized as independent manufacturers and whose creations stretch far beyond the might of the models used as the foundation for their projects.

TechArt’s GTstreet R kit for the Porsche 991-generation of the Porsche 911 has been around for a few years. We reviewed it a couple of years ago when it was fresh out of TechArt’s laboratory and came to the conclusion that "it has some strong competition from Gemballa, but it still possesses an enviable combination made up of an outstanding aero kit, a dressed-up interior, and powerful engine upgrades." Prepare, then, for something even better and much rarer as only ten will be made!

Update 3/12/2019:We’ve updated this review with images of the 2019 Porsche 911 Turbo GTstreet RS by Techart taken during the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Check them out in the gallery at the bottom of this page!

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Someone Just Leaked the 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo on Instagram!

Someone Just Leaked the 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo on Instagram!

The shiny, sexy, Stuttgart superstar makes waves on the Internet way ahead of an official reveal!

It feels like just yesterday the eighth-generation 992 Porsche 911 was revealed at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, but now we’re getting a sneak peek at the upcoming hot-to-trot 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo, courtesy of a recent leak posted to Instagram!

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