7 February 2018

1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6

  • Chassis no. WP0ZZZ96ZRS470389

Documents: German Fahrzeugbrief

  • Equipped with the desirable X88 engine package
  • German delivery example; three owners from new
  • Well documented and meticulously maintained
  • Finished in its original shade of Indian Red

With the launch of the all-new Type 964 in 1989, Porsche made a true effort in modernizing the 911 for the first time in its history, benefiting from the lessons learned with the mighty 959. The new 964-generation 911 Turbo was presented in 1991, retaining the 3.3-liter engine of the previous generation, but putting out 20 more horsepower.

Characterized by a more docile and refined response, the new 964 did not please all Turbo customers, who were demanding more power and a sharper acceleration. Willing to satisfy this request, Porsche then presented the new 3.6-litre version Turbo in 1993, which was equipped with a new flat-six engine based on the one fitted to the 911 Carrera 4. Now producing 360 bhp, the new model had larger 18-in. wheels, lower suspension, an anti-roll bar in the front and an overall meaner look.

If the newer and more potent Turbo wasn’t enough for the sportiest customers, Porsche also offered the optional X88 factory power upgrade kit, which raised the output to a staggering 385 bhp. With its modified cylinder heads, bigger cams and turbocharger, the new Turbo was one of the most exciting supercars on sale at its time. Despite its breath-taking performance and exhilarating figures, only 51 cars were fitted with this desirable power upgrade, which has now become a highly sought-after feature for the 964 Turbo 3.6 model.

This particular 964 Turbo 3.6 was delivered to its first owner through Strähle KG, an official Porsche dealership in Schorndorf, Germany, in December of 1993 and was finished in the exceptionally rare Indian Red colour and fitted with the X88 option. It also features heated seats, the X92 and X93 ‘Exclusive’ front and rear spoilers, and XE2 quad exhaust and additional air intakes for brake cooling. This 3.6 Turbo has been carefully maintained and thoroughly enjoyed by just three owners over the course of its life. The car was repainted in its original colour in 2007 and had the clutch replaced at 101,000 km along with new brakes. Furthermore, the car has recently received all new seals, logos and front and rear windows renewed to only improve its immaculate presentation.

• Équipée du désirable package moteur X88
• Livrée neuve en Allemagne ; troisième main
• Bien documentée et méticuleusement entretenue
• Teinte d'origine "rouge indien"

Avec le lancement en 1989 de la toute nouvelle Type 964, Porsche effectuait pour la première fois une véritable modernisation de la 911, en tirant les leçons de l'expérience de la 959. La nouvelle 911 Turbo de génération 964 était présentée en 1991 et reprenait le moteur 3,3 litres de la génération précédente, mais avec une puissance qui avait gagné 20 ch.

Caractérisée par un comportement plus docile et moins brutal, la nouvelle 964 n'a pas fait l'unanimité parmi les utilisateurs de Turbo, qui réclamaient plus de puissance et une accélération plus énergique. Dans le but de satisfaire ce souhait, Porsche présentait en 1993 la nouvelle version Turbo 3,6 litres, dotée d'un nouveau six-cylindres à plat dérivé de celui de la 911 Carrera 4. En plus de sa puissance de 360 ch, le nouveau modèle présentait des jantes plus larges, une suspension plus basse, une barre antiroulis à l'avant et une allure générale plus agressive.

Si cette nouvelle déclinaison Turbo ne satisfaisait toujours pas les clients les plus sportifs, Porsche proposait aussi le kit usine X88 qui permettait à la puissance d'atteindre le chiffre étonnant de 385 ch. Avec ses culasses et arbres à cames modifiées et son turbocompresseur plus gros, la nouvelle Turbo était à l'époque la supercar la plus excitante du marché. Mais, malgré ces performances grisantes et ces chiffres hors du commun, seulement 51 voitures ont été dotées de ce kit enviable, qui est devenu un équipement extrêmement recherché des modèles 964 Turbo 3,6 litres.

La présente 964 Turbo 3.6 a été livrée neuve en décembre 1993 à son premier propriétaire par l'intermédiaire de Strähle KG, distributeur Porsche officiel à Schorndorf, en Allemagne. Elle affichait la teinte très rare "rouge indien" et elle était équipée de l'option X88. Elle était dotée également de sièges chauffants, des spoilers avant et arrière spéciaux X92 et X93, d'un quadruple échappement XE2 et de prises d'air additionnelles pour le refroidissement des freins. Cette Turbo 3.6 a toujours été entretenue avec soin et n'a connu que trois propriétaires depuis l'origine. Elle a été repeinte en 2007 dans sa couleur d'origine et, à 101 000 km, l'embrayage a été remplacé, de même que les freins. De plus, la voiture a reçu récemment des joints et logos neufs, les vitrages étant rénovés pour rehausser sa présentation immaculée.

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