Not so long ago, admitting to liking the 996-generation Porsche 911 was the sort of thing you only did in hushed tones to your closest confidants, but now all variants of the 996 are finally gaining recognition as some of the best all-round sports cars on the market, with prices creeping up as a result. This 2001 996 Turbo is one of the fastest forms of the breed, and it’s up for grabs at Sant’Agostino’s Automotive Sale on October 18th.
Aside from being a spectacular all-rounder, this 996 Turbo’s fantastic specification makes up for one of the model’s few flaws: in certain, less colourful hues, the 996 Turbo can somewhat underplay its significant performance. Let’s not forget, the twin-turbocharged water-cooled Metzger flat-six nestled above the rear axle is closely related to that found in the 1998 Le Mans-winning 911 GT1 race car, arguably making it somewhat of a spiritual successor to the legendary 930-generation TAG Turbos.
However, the intrigue with this car’s specification doesn’t end with that fabulous paintwork, because inside you’ll find a factory rollcage, an extremely rare option on the 996 Turbo, as well as the optional interior carbon package (also highly difficult to find), and those supremely desirable Recaro bucket seats. So, this car ticks all the boxes on the Porscheholic’s dream spec sheet, and even better, its odometer shows just 53,000 km on the clock, only adding to this car’s desirability. If you’ve been hunting for a 996 Turbo, your search has come to an end, because you’re extremely unlikely to find a better example than this!