Raise your hand if you’re not a Porsche fan! Yeah, well, this will make you change your mind: a mind-blowing 996 Turbo S with a very sought-after X50 power kit package. Which translates into different turbos and intercoolers, different ECU tunes and a massive 462 hp and over 450 lb-ft of torque. And if that isn’t enough, it sports a 6-speed manual, (literally) a ton of optionals, Carbon Ceramic Brakes and a low mileage of barely 77k km. Oh yeah, and it’s cabrio!
Making its debut in 2000, the turbocharged version of the 996 arrived with four-wheel drive as standard, a water-cooled, flat-six “Mezger” engine, a slick body shell and a totally revolutionised cabin, marking its presence in the coupé market as a sophisticated and all-weather supercar. It went out of production in 2005, but not soon enough to leave the connoisseurs unhappy. In fact, in 2002 Porsche introduced the X50 Performance Package, which included K24 turbochargers and intercoolers, quad-pipe exhausts and a whopping 192+ mph, adding to the already famous Turbo the ultra-famous "s" badge.
Incoming in Basalt Black, this beautiful 996 Turbo S has the following optionals: 692 Remote CD Changer, 635 Park Assist system, 454 Cruise Control, 601 Litronic Headlights, 670 PCM2 navigation, 071 Eu Country Model, 092 911 Turbo s, 197 88Ah Battery, 211 Characteristic ownership feature, 265 Automatic anti-dazzle interior mirror w/rain sensor, 266 Automatic anti-dazzle exterior mirror, 271/273 Outside mirror (driver), 274 Illuminated make-up mirror, 288 Headlight washers, 335 Automatic 3 point rear seat belts, 339 All wheel drive, 342 Seat heating left and right, 418 Turbo features, 424 CD compartment, 436 Three spoke leather steering wheel with airbag, 437/438 Full power and comfort seat belts, 439 Porsche script on door black and special model “Weissach”, 440 Manual antenna, 4 speakers, 450 alloy wheels, black Carrera only, 465 Fastening parts for transportation, 476 PSM and brake pads, 480 6-speed manual transmission, 499 Version for West Germany, 513 Lumbar support on right seat, 534 433MHz anti-theft lock, 562 Airbag on driver and passenger side, 563 Automatic Air Conditioner, 566 Rectangular front fog lights, 567 Windshield green graduated tint, 571 Rear for lights, 573 Air conditioner, 581 Contre console on front, 586 Lumbar support on left seat, 602 Third brake light “high mount”, 659 Front fog lights, 666 PCM2 Telephone, 680 digital sound package, 685 944 luggage boot cover, 939 seat cover rear drape leather, 981 all leather lining, 982 Soft leather look seats, X50 Package, X54 Stainless steel exhaust pipes, X71 Aluminium painted instrument dials, X97 Aluminium/leather shift, X98 Aluminium/leather parking brake handle, XMZ rear centre console in leather, XSC Porsche crest in headrest and (finally) XSY coloured seat belts.
As the Basalt black paint shines in its dark tint, the bodywork appears in excellent condition, with the front lip splitter resting undamaged on the front. The seller reports the bumpers have never been resprayed so far. Also the Composite Ceramic Brakes appear to be in excellent state, shining through the (correct) 18-inch alloy wheels, which are in very good conditions with no scratches.
They come wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 225/40ZR18 for the front and 295/30ZR18 for the rear, which are allegedly still working fine since their fitting in 2012, as a remarkable sign of how rarely this Porsche was used.
In the cabin, the seats are upholstered in black leather and present very well, with some general creasing to their bolsters and indentations, entirely commensurate with the car’s age and mileage. Black leather also vers the dashboard, door card insert and steering wheel and is in good order throughout.
The car has also been fitted with several items of aluminium interior trim, specifically on the centre console, instrument dials, gear knob and brake handle. All of the above is in very good condition, including the fancy brake pad-matching yellow seat belts.
Mechanically, the car is reported as in excellent condition, as it underwent the scheduled official Porsche maintenance during its 77,700 km (respectively at 17,762 km, 42,923 km, 60,684 km and 75,872). Nevertheless, the seller states it would require a maintenance check before joining its new owner. Currently registered in Monaco, this car is offered for auction by its current owner and accompanying the car are a (seriously) complete car documentation, as shown in the gallery, the stamped service records, tool kit and a complete set of keys. The seller points out that the asking price does not include registration fees for Italy.