Up for auction is a very distinct 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe. Equipped with the legendary Mezger engine, this 23k-mile example delivers a raw and sensory driving experience. The selling dealer acquired this car from the previous owner in California and states that the car is in excellent and unmodified stock condition.
With only 23k miles from new, there are no exterior flaws to be noted. The paint is confirmed to be original with exception of the hood which underwent a repair to correct some rock chips that were present. The seller notes that this car presents beautifully and is in like new condition. The original set of 19” Turbo wheels are in excellent condition with a set of new tires recently installed.
The Natural Brown Full Leather interior of this 997 nicely compliments the rare and desirable Atlas Gray paint. Supportive heated seats and full PCM with 6-disc changer give this car all of the creature comforts that can be expected of any modern-day sports car. The Turbo also features the desirable Sport Chrono package, sport shifter, heated seats, multifunction steering wheel, PCCB, rear wiper, and much more. The original build price exceeded $143k, making it safe to say that this is one of the most generously optioned 997 Turbo coupes currently offered on the market. A copy of the build sheet is shown in the gallery photos.
Power comes from a 3.8L twin turbocharged flat-six Mezger engine that delivers approximately 488 bhp and 457 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels. This power plant is paired with a highly desirable six speed manual transmission and makes for a pure and visceral driving experience. This example is equipped with Porsche Carbon Ceramic brakes giving it tremendous stopping ability. The Carfax report indicates consistent maintenance performed throughout this car's life.
Originally developed for the 911 GT1 Le Mans car, the Mezger engine is regarded by many Porsche experts as the holy grail of water-cooled engines. Featuring a true dry sump and crank driven oil pumps, this engine resists oil surge in even the most aggressive cornering. Furthermore, this GT1 derived engine doesn’t suffer from IMS bearing related issues as its oil system ensures constant lubrication.