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1998 Porsche 993 Carrera 2S


"What's not to like about this Porsche..."



With noteworthy design and technical innovations, the Porsche 993 is a worthy successor to the Porsche 964.

The Porsche 993 is the pinnacle of the Porsche 911 models produced from 1993 to 1998.

Because the 993 would be the last air-cooled Porsche built, these Porsches are often considered the most advanced and the last of the "real 911's."

The front and rear bumpers, as well as the front fenders lights and the lights in the rear bumper, were altered, and the front and rear bumpers flowed much more smoothly with the 911's lines.

The Porsche 993 represents the pinnacle of the original 1964 911 design's evolution.

The five-bezel instrument panel, and located behind the driver, the laterally -opposed naturally aspirated 3.6-liter, 282-hp flat six-cylinder engine mated to a highly coveted six-speed manual transmission, and floor-mounted pedals, for example, provided the driver with the feeling of driving the original 911 in every way.

Porsche produced a variety of 993 models, but the Carrera 2S stands out for a variety of reasons and is considered one of the most desirable 993s.

One of the contributing elements is that they are exceptionally rare, having been made just between 1997 and 1998.

The ‘S' model had the same factory “Wide-Body” as the Turbo model. Both the Turbo and the 4S have all-wheel drive, however the 2S has rear-wheel drive, which Porsche drivers like and appreciate more.

Another advantage is that the maintenance costs are far lower than those of a Turbo :-)

I hope you enjoyed that short bit of info. I look forward to writing you soon. Continue to be well, stay safe and have a strong day.

--- Alfred Newbury

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