One of approximately 550 examples built during the model’s final production year, this 1998 Porsche 993 Turbo sports an exceptional factory configuration including the rare WLS 2 performance ex works package. Offered in 1998 only, the WLS 2 upgrade provides the same engine output as the Turbo S and is believed to have been equipped for only 20%-25% of the Turbos produced during that year. Officially designated by Porsche as a Turbo S following its upgrades, this 993 was ordered in Glacier White along with a host of special factory options including Sport Suspension, side air inlets, 18” Sport Classic II wheels, Speed Yellow seatbelts, and extended leather trim throughout the cabin. The original owner further distinguished the car with the addition of a dealer-installed spoiler and upgraded RUF exhaust system. Undoubtedly one of the most outstanding examples of the final air-cooled 911 Turbo, this 993 currently resides in the United Kingdom where it awaits import to become the first WLS 2 car in the United States.
This 993 is finished in Glacier White and features air inlets in the rear side panels (X79) as an exclusive factory option. A GT rear spoiler is said to have been added by a Porsche dealer upon the original owner’s request along with a genuine RUF rear bumper to accommodate the upgraded exhaust. The 18” Sport Classic II wheels have been refurbished in their original appearance with gold-painted centers and polished outer lips. The seller adds that the full exterior and wheels have also been treated with ceramic coating. Additional images are provided in the gallery.
The Light Grey interior was custom tailored through Porsche’s Exclusive Manufaktur, featuring Speed Yellow seatbelts, stainless steel entry panels, and extended leather trim covering the instrument panel, steering column casing, airbag, roof lining, pillars, door openers, and sun visors. Other options include heated electric Comfort Seats in supple leather, velour luggage compartment lining, and Nokia Digital Sound Processing (DSP). The seller adds that the seats and interior panels have been reconditioned.
Before the production of air-cooled Porsches concluded in the summer of 1998, 266 Turbos with ZWS chassis numbers were made at the end of the model series. With its 14 exclusive "X" factory options, this car is one of the most special of this series. A complete list of specifications is provided below:
The WLS 2, a German acronym for Works Performance Increase 2, was offered as a factory option from Porsche in 1998 which equipped the 993 with larger K24 turbochargers, an additional oil cooler, and modified ECU programming to match the Turbo S output of 450 HP. This example also features an upgraded RUF full exhaust system installed under the original ownership. Factory equipment includes a 6-speed manual transmission, all-wheel-drive, a locking differential (40%), and optional Sport Suspension (X73). An oil change is said to have been completed in preparation for sale and the seller has offered to accommodate private inspections by appointment only at the car’s private storage facility near London.
This 993 will be accompanied by a clean title and the seller notes the car is eligible to be imported to the United States on April 8th, 2023.