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Following the end of 930 Turbo production in 1989, hard-core Porsche fans had to wait until 1991 for the new-generation Turbo, based upon the 964-Series Carrera 2 with an updated version of the 3.3-liter 930 Turbo engine. While an improvement in several areas over the prior 930 Turbo, some die-hard Porschephiles were disappointed in the smoother, but nearly equal performance of the Turbo 3.3.
In January 1993, however, Porsche unleashed the 964 Turbo 3.6, featuring the larger-displacement M64 variant of its venerable air-cooled fat-six engine that generated 360 hp at 5,500 rpm in US specification and an extra 52 lbs./ft of torque. Of-boost performance and drivability were greatly enhanced with camshafts, fuel-injection system, and single KKK turbocharger, all optimized to deliver greater torque at lower engine revolutions than before. This newly found power was capably handled by wider 18" Speedline wheels, lowered and stiffened underpinnings, and, for the first time, a set of large red-finished Brembo brake calipers. To say the new Turbo 3.6 was a blistering performer is a serious understatement, with the vehicle reported by Car and Driver to be the best-performing US-specification production car when new. In addition to acceleration from rest to 60 mph in just 4.0 seconds, the Turbo 3.6 delivered 12.4-second elapsed times in the quarter-mile at 114 mph and equally impressively short braking distances and 1.2 g deceleration forces.
By the time Turbo 3.6 production ceased at the end of 1993, as few as 1,436 examples were produced, spanning the 1993 and 1994 model years. As one of the most exclusive Porsche production models since the 959, the Turbo 3.6 was, and remains, highly sought-after by committed driving enthusiasts worldwide.
Completed on September 20, 1993, this 964 Turbo 3.6 was finished in Speed Yellow over black leather seats smartly piped in yellow. Excellent optional features included an electric sliding sunroof, supple leather seats, and a six-disc remote CD changer.
Outstanding, unmodified, and offered complete with a CARFAX report, this Turbo 3.6 has traveled approximately 29,000 miles from new with just two registered prior owners. Importantly, its factory-original identification stickers are visible and remain adhered to both doorjambs, the rear bumper, and underhood, including the paper options tag. Additional items include an original owner’s manual, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, tools and tool roll, the unused spare-tire assembly, and key.
A top-notch example of these legendary and very rare thoroughbreds, this Turbo 3.6 is reported by the consignor to drive exceptionally well with air-conditioning, incredible performance, and unmatched capabilities.