Up for auction is this low-mileage 2008 Porsche 997 Turbo Cabriolet finished in the classic combination of Black over a full Black leather interior. Equipped with the legendary Mezger engine, this Turbo represents a prime example of what is so special about this generation 911. Since new, this example is said to have been family owned and maintained properly, driven just 24k miles to date. It is now being offered by its seller out of Virginia in great overall condition.
The classic Black finish on this Turbo is said to remain in great overall condition with some wear including a blemish on the rear passenger side quarter panel (detailed images are available in the photo gallery). As a Turbo variant, this example features a factory widebody with integrated air vents along with a set of factory 19” Turbo wheels that come wrapped in Pirelli P Zero tires dated from 2017.
Upon entry, the driver is greeted by a full black leather interior that showcases desirable options such as aluminum-look hardback heated sports seats. An upgraded Sony head unit has been installed with all gauges and accessories stated to be working order including the factory black cabriolet top.
Powering this 997 is a 3.6L twin-turbocharged Mezger engine that delivers approximately 480 HP to all four wheels by way of a Tiptronic S automatic transmission. Originally developed for the 911 GT1 Le Mans car, the Mezger engine is regarded by many Porsche experts to be the ultimate water-cooled power plant. Furthermore, this engine does not suffer from IMS bearing related issues as its oil system ensures constant lubrication. The seller notes that all services have been completed at certified Porsche dealerships throughout its life. This example is currently up to date on maintenance with minimal miles driven since its last service.
The sale of this Turbo will include the original owner’s books and a set of two keys. Showcasing a highly sought-after Mezger flat-six engine as immaculate service records, this 997 Turbo represents an absolutely incredible value.