Up for auction is this low mileage 2004 Porsche 996 Turbo X50 Cabriolet 6-speed presented in Arctic Silver Metallic over a black full leather interior. Accompanied by a window sticker totaling over $159k, this Turbo highlights exclusive factory features such as a painted hardtop, full leather hard back sport seats and unique exterior color-matched accents throughout the cabin. Taking things even further, this example is equipped with the coveted X50 Turbo Power Kit which makes for an impressive output of approximately 444 HP. Showing just over 33k miles on the odometer, this Turbo X50 is being offered in exceptional condition by its seller in California.
Finished in Arctic Silver Metallic, this Turbo’s exterior is shown to be in excellent condition (detailed images are provided in the photo gallery). As a Turbo model, this 996 features a speed activated rear wing and distinctive widened fenders with side rear air intakes. Factory details include a power operated Cabriolet top in black, an attachable hardtop, painted side skirts, painted spoiler lip and painted front air intakes. This 996 rides on a set of desirable factory 18” Turbo II wheels which are currently wrapped in Michelin tires.
Inside, you will find a luxurious black full leather cabin that is accompanied by exterior color-matched accents throughout. The seller notes the interior to be in excellent shape with all gauges, electrical components and accessories fully functional. Noteworthy details include an upgraded Pioneer Bluetooth head unit, Porsche crested headrests and heated full-leather sport seats with painted seat backs. Touting an extensive build sheet, this Turbo highlights the following factory options:
This 996’s legendary 3.6 L twin-turbocharged flat-six Mezger engine is further enhanced by the optional X50 package which consists of a revised ECU, exhaust system, and larger K24 turbochargers and intercoolers. Approximately 444 HP is sent to all four wheels by way of a visceral 6-speed manual transmission making for a claimed 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 189 MPH. With an oil and filter change carried out within the last 2k miles, this Turbo is reported to be up to date on all due maintenance, just waiting for a new home.
The Mezger flat-six is regarded by many Porsche enthusiasts to be the ultimate water-cooled engine. This GT1 derived design eliminates IMS bearing related issues as its dry-sump oil system ensures constant lubrication. With its coveted power plant, this Turbo remains one of the most reliable and highly sought after 996’s on the road.
The sale of this Turbo will include a set of two keys, original books and accessories, the painted hardtop, service records and a clear title. If you have been in search of a well-maintained and handsomely equipped Mezger Porsche, this 996 Turbo Cabriolet makes an excellent choice.