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How many Porsche 911 Turbos were made?

Never officially recognised by Porsche, the Exclusive department made just fourteen of these open-top, air-cooled Turbos, using the single-turbo engine from the previous 964 3.6.

Are 996 Turbos going up in value?

Despite the high numbers produced, the Porsche 996 Turbo is likely to go up in value in the future. Amazingly, when you consider the value of other Porsche 911 Turbos, they can still be picked up for well under $60,000 / £40,000.

Are Porsche 996 Turbos reliable?

The 996 Turbo is stout. Reliable. It’s also still potent by modern standards, with 415 hp available at 6000 rpm (later models with the X50 pack get 450 hp, thanks to larger turbos). First gear is very short, but it’s in the mid-range where the Turbo really shines.

Why is air-cooled Porsche better?

The air-cooled flat engine was also an ideal choice for sports cars such as the Porsche 911 as its low design lowered the car’s centre of gravity, giving a sportier and more dynamic style of driving. Installing the engine at the back also gave more traction as the weight rested on the drive axle.

Does 996 Turbo have IMS failure?

Most models of the 996 generation of the Porsche 911 (excluding GT3 / GT3 RS / GT2 & Turbo models) sports car were afflicted with a vulnerability in the intermediate shaft (IMS) that drove their engines’ camshafts. Failure of the ball bearing within the IMS leads to varying degrees of engine failure.

What year did the Porsche 996 Turbo come out?

With an interior that blends sports car with luxury coupe almost seamlessly, no matter if you are an experienced driver or a first-time consumer, the Porsche welcomes you to its long legacy of satisfaction. The 996 Turbo debuted in 1999 and began to go on sale in 2000 as a 2001 year model.

What are some of the problems with a 996 engine?

996 Common Problems: IMS Bearing Failure: a rather common problem in the 996 generation, this can lead to dangerous engine problems. So before purchasing your 996 be sure to investigate if the retrofit solution has been made. NOTE: Turbo models are not susceptible to the IMS issue as they use a different engine.

What kind of engine does a Porsche Turbo have?

Firstly, the Turbo uses a derivative of the legendary Mezger engine, as found in the 911 GT1 Le Mans racer and 996 GT3. Secondly, that means it doesn’t have the M96 motor found in most 996s, which is notorious for costly intermediate shaft (IMS) bearing failures.

Is this the best used Porsche 911 you can buy?

Indeed, the 2000-2005 996 Turbo may be the best used 911 you can buy. The car we drove is an immaculate 2001 example, kindly loaned by leading Porsche specialists, Autofarm. At the time of writing, it was for sale at £48,000.