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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 and was as radical a departure from the 993 Turbo as its, opinion-dividing sibling had been. Arriving with four-wheel drive as standard, a water-cooled engine, a smooth 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.Water cooling, a first for Porsche, allowed an engine redesign that included four valves per cylinder, enabling higher power outputs to be achieved with much better fuel economy. Although the Turbo is water-cooled it's not the same engine that's in the regular 996. The 3.6 litre Mezger engine in the Turbo, can trace its ancestry back to the old air-cooled units and is directly related, not only to the 996 GT3, but also the GT1 racer with 3.2 litres and 600bhp. This engine has proved virtually bulletproof and the standard 420bhp can be comfortably extended to 500bhp with confidence. This is a very special two owner, 996 Turbo Cabriolet that was delivered new to Sweden in 2004. This cabriolet has covered just 13,300 kms. in its life and has clearly been fantastically maintained and cherished by its owners. The last owner is lucky enough to own a significant collection of special and rare motorcars and this car is no exception. A full and comprehensive service history is present with 5 stamps in the original service booklet from Porsche Centre Sweden, indicating the level of expense lavished on this vehicle to keep it as it should be. 12,545 kms. was showing on the odometer at the last Porsche Centre service with all its manuals and relevant literature accompanying this car's detailed history. The spec includes adjustable seat heating, cruise control, cd autochanger, stainless steel tailpipes, aluminum instrument panels, seat belts in Guards Red along with the gear lever and handbrake in aluminum. This rare car is now one for the purist and would fit well in any modern Porsche collection.
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