1996 Porsche 911 / 993 Carrera
Kilometerstand37 000 mi / 59 546 km
1996 Porsche 993 C4S Coupe 3.8L Manual Special Factory Order
Polar Silver Metallic
Midnight Blue Leather Interior
JVC CD Player
Fully Electric Seats
18" Alloy wheels
Five Former Keepers only.
This C4S is a special-order version and is therefore extremely rare. Instead of the standard 3.6 Verioram engine, this car has a 3.8 litre 300 hp (221 kW) which was offered as a built-to-order option by the factory for a very small number of 993's. From what we understand, only four C4s with this option were ever manufactured.
The 993 model year is famously the last of the air-cooled 911s and was redesigned from the ground up, only borrowing 20% of its parts from the previous generation. Significant technical advances, including a new light-alloy subframe with a coil and wishbone suspension, an all new engine and newly standard 6 speed transmission, made significant progress in creating a more civilized car and a greatly improved driving experience. Designed by Tony Hatter, the 993 retained the classic 911 shape but featured updated exterior panels, significantly flared wheel arches, and a smoother front and rear bumper design. The aggressive stance of the wide-style body accommodated the new multi-link rear suspension which gave the car better stability. Newly improved handling made the car more planted and helped to reduce oversteer in cornering as well as improving ride quality and reducing interior noise. The acclaimed rear design sacrificed top speeds for better handling making it the perfect weekend partner to tackle the narrow, winding English country roads. Simply put, the new design and technical improvements meant the 993 generation Porsche hit the sweet spot between usability and fun.
The Carrera 4s utilised the wider turbo-style bodyshell but with the naturally aspirated engine of the base models making it truly the best of both worlds. The C4s also featured slightly lowered suspension which alongside the wider tires created better roadholding and a dynamic driving stance.