The year was 1995 — Porsche had just introduced its potent 993 Turbo Coupe and it was one monster of a sports car. Under its rear decklid was a new air-cooled turbocharged 3.6-liter flat-6, rated at just over 400 horsepower. Power was sent through a 6-speed manual transmission, with a standard ZF limited slip differential. Unlike all of its turbocharged predecessors, the 993 Turbo Coupe was fitted with all-wheel drive to help put the power to the pavement (the purpose-built 959 does not fall into the standard 911 category). Performance was spectacular for the era — its 0-60 run of just 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 181 mph made it one of the fastest cars in the world.
Distinguished at a distance from its lesser brethren by its sculpted rear spoiler — still one of our all-time favorites — the Turbo was also fitted with widened wheel arches, oversized brakes, unique front and rear fascias and special 18-inch alloy wheels with weight-saving hollow spokes.
Porsche made about 5,978 units — today they are highly sought after and command a premium price.