Up for auction is a highly optioned 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo. The 997 model is becoming the car of choice by many enthusiasts due to its sporty nature and visceral feel. This example features a desirable color combination, 6-speed manual transmission, low mileage, and exclusive options, making it stand out among the rest. The car was sold new at Porsche Atlanta Perimeter before eventually making its way to Pennsylvania where it currently resides with the seller.
The desirable Basalt Black Metallic paint is stated to be in excellent condition showing minimal wear. This Turbo features special ordered full-red taillights that complement the car wonderfully. A set of factory Turbo wheels are equipped and wear Michelin Super Sport tires with ample tread life remaining.
The interior is where this Turbo shines. Finished in Carrera Red, this full natural leather interior is stated to be in excellent condition with minimal wear. Beautifully contrasting carbon fiber can be found throughout the cabin including the shift knob, emergency brake handle, cup holder trim, and door entry floor guards. Additional exclusive options include: heated/adaptive sport seats with exterior color-matched backs, deviated stitching thought the cabin, a thicker leather steering wheel, Porsche crests in headrests, and desirable Sport Chrono package.
Power comes from the legendary 3.8L twin-turbocharged 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 6-speed manual transmission and makes for a pure and visceral driving experience. A few service items were addressed by the seller including new hydraulic for the rear wing. 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.
The sale will include a clean Carfax, service records, all books, and keys.