Up for auction is this 2009 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet. Being the last year equipped with the legendary Mezger engine and the first year with an upgraded 997.2 PCM system, 2009 is a very special year for the Porsche Turbo. Additionally, this example is boasts a desirable 6-speed manual transmission as well as exclusive factory options making it that much more special. Showing only 46k miles on the odometer, this Turbo is being offered for auction in excellent overall condition by a dealer in Los Angeles.
This 997 has a commanding presence on the road due to its widened rear fenders, dual side air intakes, and 19” factory Turbo wheels. Carefully maintained, this 997 is said to retain its original factory black paint in excellent overall condition. The fully functional convertible top is stated to be in great shape, free of any excess wear.
Keeping in theme with the exterior, this Turbo is fitted with a full black leather interior. The interior shows to be in great overall condition, bearing only a little wear on the seats. As a 2009, this Turbo is the only 997.1 model to feature the next generation 997.2 interior with an updated PCM, making this an incredibly desirable spec. The seller confirms that this interior is original and complete with fully functional accessories and electronics. Commanding on original MSRP of $148k this 997 has been equipped with Sport Chrono package as well as the following factory options:
What makes this Turbo truly special is its legendary power plant. Originally developed for the 911 GT1 Le Mans cars, the Mezger engine is regarded by many Porsche enthusiasts as the pinnacle of water-cooled engines. Featuring 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. This monster of an engine puts out approximately 488 bhp and 457 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels by way of a crisp 6-speed manual transmission. The result is a massively powerful top-down sports car that puts full control in the driver’s hands while offering visceral, uncompromised performance. This Turbo received a new clutch and a standard service less than 400 miles ago. It said to be in excellent running condition.
Included in the sale of this outstanding single-owner Turbo Cabriolet are all associated books and documentation as well as a clean Carfax report indicating that this Turbo has suffered no accidents or mechanical failures during its time on the road. This Cabriolet makes the perfect addition to any true enthusiast’s garage and is sure to satisfy even the most discerning driver.