Porsche 911 Turbo (1993)

Porsche 911 Turbo (1993)
Porsche 964 Speedster (1993)

Porsche 964 Speedster (1993)
Porsche 968 Cabriolet (1994)

Porsche 968 Cabriolet (1994)
Porsche 968 Sport (1994)

Porsche 968 Sport (1994)
Porsche 911 Carrera RS (1995)

Porsche 911 Carrera RS (1995)
Porsche 911 Carrera (1997)


Porsche 911 Carrera

The Porsche 911 Carrera represented the "base model" of the 993, and was available in rear and all-wheel drive versions. It was equipped with the naturally aspirated 3.6 liter M64 engine, further developed from the 964 and combined with a new dual-flow exhaust system now incorporating two catalytic converters. In contrast to the Type 964, Porsche deleted the "2" from the rear-wheel drive "Carrera" name tag. However among enthusiasts, to differentiate between the rear-wheel and all-wheel drive variants of the Type 993 Carrera they were (and still are) commonly referred to as "C2" and "C4", respectively.

The options list for the Porsche 993 Carrera (and most other variants) was extensive and offered the possibility to easily configure highly individualized cars, depending on the amount of money a buyer was willing to spend. Options included up to five different styles of wheels, various suspension set-ups, at least three different seat styles (comfort, sport, racing), uncountable upholstery options including the possibility to have almost any interior element of the car covered with leather, wood or carbon fiber, and various hi-fi systems including digital sound processing. Further, Porsche offered the option to a customer to have their car painted in any color that they may desire if the standard palette wasn't satisfactory. Even more, the Tequipment- and Exclusive-Programs added further options and built to order almost any specific wishes of customers such as special consoles, fax-machines or even brightly colored interior upholstery.

The Cabriolet, introduced 1995, features a fully electrical and hand-stitched softtop reinforced with metal sheets and an automatic windblocker.

Porsche 911 GT3 (2000)


Porsche 911 GT3

The Porsche 911 GT3 accelerates to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds, the speedometer reaching the 200 km/h mark only 11 seconds later. And the car keeps on going this way until reaching its top speed of 302 km/h or 187 mph. Tested at Nürburgring, the GT3 has already set up a new lap record for production cars, covering the northern circuit in 7:56 minutes. In its driving behaviour the Porsche 911 GT3 is designed and built for extremely sporting and agile handling, offering an excellent feeling for the road at all times. And the car's reactions always remain predictable and forgiving, even in extreme situations.

Where the power comes from: aluminium

The 3.6-litre power unit is a further development of the six-cylinder aluminium boxer already featured in the 911 GT1. Via the six-speed manual gearbox, up to 370 Newton metres or 273 lb-ft of torque is conveyed to the rear wheels. And at 7200 rpm the engine develops its maximum output of 265 kW (360 bhp).

Stopping power at its best

Power is also provided on all four wheels in the opposite sense of the word: Reinforced four-piston monobloc fixed-calliper brake discs with compensation of uneven wear, the discs themselves enlarged in diameter to 330 mm or 13.00", cross-drilled and inner-vented, ensure supreme stopping power. Together with the new 911 Turbo, the GT3 thus offers the best deceleration of all of Porsche's production sports cars.

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet (2001)


Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet

Porsche originated the all-wheel drive supercar with the first Porsche 911 Carrera 4 more than 10 years ago, and the new-generation model, introduced in 1999, continues to set standards for sportscar handling and stability. The automaker's passion for continuous improvement focused on improved comfort and convenience for 2001, resulting in several standard enhancements and new options.

"Porsche pioneered the all-wheel drive sportscar, and we're still way ahead of the competition in this area," said Frederick J. Schwab, president and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. "All-wheel drive and the standard Porsche Stability Management system give the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 unparalleled command of a twisty road or a track event."

Interior and Exterior Refinements for 2001

Porsche continues to refine the driving environment in the Porsche 911 Carrera 4. On top of the significant interior enhancements it received in model-year 2000, the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 features upgraded trunk carpet quality and additional functions for the standard remote entry system. All Porsche models for 2001 feature new light-emitting diode (LED) interior orientation lights. One LED provides gentle illumination of the cockpit and center console. An LED on the driver's side door handle illuminates the ignition lock and light switch, and an LED illuminates each door latch.

For 2001, Porsche has grouped some popular options into packages. For example, auto-dimming inside and outside rear-view mirrors have been combined with rain-sensing windshield wipers for one package. An additional standard interior color, Nephrite Green, was previously a special-order color. New available metallic exterior colors include Orient Red, Lapis Blue, Zanzibar Red, Seal Grey, and Meridian. Cinnamon Brown is a new special-order interior color.

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe (2001)


Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Coupe

Porsche originated the all-wheel drive supercar with the first Porsche 911 Carrera 4 more than 10 years ago, and the new-generation model, introduced in 1999, continues to set standards for sportscar handling and stability. The automaker's passion for continuous improvement focused on improved comfort and convenience for 2001, resulting in several standard enhancements and new options.

"Porsche pioneered the all-wheel drive sportscar, and we're still way ahead of the competition in this area," said Frederick J. Schwab, president and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. "All-wheel drive and the standard Porsche Stability Management system give the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 unparalleled command of a twisty road or a track event."

Interior and Exterior Refinements for 2001

Porsche continues to refine the driving environment in the Porsche 911 Carrera 4. On top of the significant interior enhancements it received in model-year 2000, the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 features upgraded trunk carpet quality and additional functions for the standard remote entry system. All Porsche models for 2001 feature new light-emitting diode (LED) interior orientation lights. One LED provides gentle illumination of the cockpit and center console. An LED on the driver's side door handle illuminates the ignition lock and light switch, and an LED illuminates each door latch.

For 2001, Porsche has grouped some popular options into packages. For example, auto-dimming inside and outside rear-view mirrors have been combined with rain-sensing windshield wipers for one package. An additional standard interior color, Nephrite Green, was previously a special-order color. New available metallic exterior colors include Orient Red, Lapis Blue, Zanzibar Red, Seal Grey, and Meridian. Cinnamon Brown is a new special-order interior color.

Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet (2001)


Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

With the auto market awash in "retro" designs, the Porsche 911 Carrera stands apart with an enduring shape admired by generations of enthusiasts. Pure and functional, the 911 profile has withstood passing design trends and remained fresh for decades. More than that, the 911 design has evolved into a signature for Porsche. The current-generation model - in coupe and Cabriolet forms - brings this classic shape into a new century.

Slicing Through Air

The Porsche 911 Carrera shape, though classic in profile, meets the air with a very modern and low 0.30 coefficient of drag (Cd). To gain high-speed stability without altering the 911 Carrera shape, Porsche designed a retractable rear spoiler. The spoiler raises at 75 mph (120 km/h) and retracts when speed falls below 50 mph (80 km/h). The driver can raise the spoiler at any time with a dashboard switch.

Airflow

A smooth underbody design and various underbody panels guide airflow under the car for reduced drag and lift. In front and rear, small, flexible spoiler lips at the front of the wheel arches reduce drag and lift. The rear underbody cover guides airflow to the back of the car without impeding heat dissipation or access to the powertrain.

In the liquid-cooled Porsche 911 Carrera, Porsche installs the dual radiators in front, ahead of the wheels. Large ducts in the bumper feed cool air to the radiators, and warm air escapes just ahead of the wheels - assisted by electric fans when coolant temperature dictates.