Dubbed the “Project Gold”, it was built as a tribute and celebration of 70 years of Porsche Sports cars. Porsche’s Classic division took a completely unused 993-type bodyshell and built a brand new 911 Turbo that mimics the theme of the 2018 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.
How cool is that?!
It took them one and the half years to build the car where the bodyshell was first put through a corrosion protection and painting process applied to today’s series-production vehicles. The collector’s item was then assembled and tuned by Porsche Classic specialists at the Porsche restoration workshop in Stuttgart.
Sitting at the back is a brand new 3.6-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine developing 450 hp, for the same performance the original vehicle had in the 1990s.
The manual transmission and all-wheel drive system were also sourced from Porsche Classic’s range of genuine parts. The hand-stamped chassis number follows the last series-production model of the 993 Turbo which rolled off the production line in 1998.
The brand new 911 Turbo’s interior and exterior details, colour gradients and even badge positions were coordinated to mimic the 911 Turbo S Exclusive series that wears RM76k shoes!
The black wheels are highlighted by Golden Yellow design accents while the seats and interior trims are finished in black with Golden Yellow details. The bodyshell features similar air intakes of the 993 Turbo S that were also available as an option for the regular 911 Turbo in 1998.
The collector’s item which is limited to private track use, will then be auctioned off in October. Proceeds will be donated to the Ferry Porsche Foundation, a non-profit organisation established this year to mark the 70 years of Porsche sports cars celebrations.
The original 993 was the first 911 to feature a reworked aluminium chassis, with the Turbo version being the first to have a twin-turbo engine, making it the lowest-emission powertrain in the world in 1995.