The 911 (993), produced from 1993 to 1998, is an important step in that lineage. Its Turbo version is the final 911 equipped with a six-cylinder flat engine with air cooling. Its 60 mph in 3.7 seconds was a remarkable performance for its time. Later models have water cooling.
Porsche keeps a spare parts bank very carefully. The shell used as a straightening reference for this model was still available in the plant. The engineers came up with the idea of using it as a bodywork to build a car benefiting from technological advances over the last two decades. This ultimate 993 relies essentially on the original parts of the model and is thus a demonstrator of the brand's know-how in the repair of classic models.
This car built in 2018 is and will remain unique, and is not homologated for the road. It is painted by electrolysis in orange, specifically identified as metallic gold yellow, and is named Project Gold. With its new turbo 6-cylinder 3.6-liter engine it is the most powerful 993, developing 42 hp more and 45 Nm more than the 993 Turbo.
The Project Gold car will be sold without reserve price by RM Sotheby's as lot 220 in the anniversary sale to be held on October 27 at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta. Beyond the reimbursement of expenses incurred for the manufacturer, the proceeds of this lot is for the benefit of the new Ferry Porsche Foundation, a German charity supporting the youth.
SOLD for $ 3.1M hammer