We are pleased to present this low-mileage 2002 996 Turbo X50 finished in rare Carrara White over a black full leather interior. This example features a factory installed aero kit, X50 power package and legendary performance from the highly coveted 3.6L twin-turbo Mezger engine. Power is delivered to all-four wheels via a 5-speed automatic tiptronic S transmission, making for easy drivability and daily enjoyment. Distinctive wide-body styling, ferocious performance, and a rare color combination make this Turbo one of the more sought-after water-cooled 911’s on the market. Well-cared for, this example currently shows less than 31k miles on the odometer and is now being offered for auction in excellent condition by its seller in New York.
Finished in Carrara White, the seller reports that the exterior of this Turbo remains in exceptional all-original condition. The brilliant white paint perfectly accentuates the Turbo's distinctive wide body shell along with the highly desirable factory installed aerokit. This aerokit package includes a revised chin spoiler, side skirts, ventilated rear apron, and fixed wing with an integrated brake light. Additional exterior factory options include red brake calipers and 18” factory turbo-twist alloy wheels which come wrapped in Bridgestone Potenza tires.
Accompanied by an original build sheet totaling over $160k, this 996 is optioned in a sleek full black leather interior which highlights an exterior color-matched center console and deviated stitching throughout. The interior has been well-cared for with the only flaw being minimal creasing on the front seat leather. Additional interior features include heated front sport seats with hard shell seat backs, remote 6-disc CD changer, and 3-spoke leather steering wheel. All gauges, electronics, and accessories are stated to be fully functional.
This 996’s 3.6L twin-turbocharged flat-six engine delivers approximately 444 HP through Porsche’s AWD system by way of a smooth 5-speed Tiptronic transmission. The performance of this potent Mezger engine is further enhanced by the optional X50 package which consists of a revised ECU, quad-pipe exhaust, and larger K24 turbochargers and intercoolers. With these performance upgrades, this 996 can reach 60 mph in an astounding 3.7 seconds. This Turbo is stated to have been properly cared for throughout it's life with regularly scheduled maintenance. A recent service has been performed in October of this year.
Originally developed for Le Mans racing, the Mezger engine is regarded by many Porsche experts as the holy grail of water-cooled engines. Because of the grueling 24-hour format of the Le Mans race, engine dependability was prioritized from inception. Featuring a true dry sump and crank driven oil pumps, this engine doesn’t suffer from IMS bearing related issues as its oil system ensures constant lubrication. It is this bullet-proof dependability that makes the Mezger designed engine such a coveted power-plant for turbo-charged 911’s.
The sale of this 996 Turbo will include two sets of keys, original owner’s manuals, and a clean Carfax report.