2012 Porsche 911 Turbo

Last week Porsche announced the new 992 Turbo S and of course, the stats were bonkers. All you really need to know is that it does 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds and will top out a little north of 200 mph. Much to no one’s surprise, it will be an 8-speed PDK gearbox with almost zero chance of a 6 or 7-speed manual gearbox given that the entire 991 Turbo generation did not offer a true manual gearbox. I totally get why, and you can’t blame Porsche for not offering it. First, the majority of 911 Turbo buyers don’t want a three pedal car, and if they did, as soon as they smashed the throttle in first gear, they’d be banging it off the redline. As much as we like to think we are all amazing drivers, your dentist Gary is not. That means if you do want a 911 Turbo with a 6-speed manual gearbox, you have to venture all the way back to the 997 generation.

This 2012 911 Turbo up for sale in New York is just 1 of 163 examples produced for the North American market with the 6-speed compared to the significantly more PDK cars. That means finding one is very a tough task to say the least. Finding one in Carrera White with a Carrera Red interior and just 6,000 miles? Bring your checkbook.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2012 Porsche 911 Turbo at Ryan Friedman Motorcars

Year: 2012
Model: 911 Turbo
VIN: WP0AD2A91CS766491
Engine: 3.8 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 5,946 mi
Location: Valley Stream, New York
Price: Inquire

2012 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe: 1 Of Only 163 North American Market 6-Speed Manual Equipped 2012 Model Year Examples. 1 Of Only 198 North American Market Turbo Coupes For The 2012 Model Year. Optioned With The Rarely Equipped PCCBs. Specified In An Awe-Inspiring Carrera White (Matching Dials) Over Carrera Red Natural Leather Colorway. Adaptive Sport Seats. Sport Chrono W/ Dynamic Engine Mounts. An Immensely Low 5,XXX Miles. Clean CARFAX Report. A Recent And Complete Servicing Rendered By RFMC’S In-House Porsche Tech With 30 Years Of Expertise (Servicing Specifics Are Available Upon Request).

In keeping with offering market exclusives for those that are seekers what’s remarkable, unexpected and highly favored; presented by RFMC is a breathtaking example of a 997.2 Turbo featuring specifications that heighten its already exclusive nature by boasting a configuration that’s scarcely seen and offered on the market. Here is your chance in taking ownership of a Turbo that is profoundly special!

The 997.2 Turbo’s Notoriety: Its model year denotes the very last of the 6-speed manual-equipped 911 Turbo with the following model year signaling the end of the manual-operated 911 Turbo. The 991 Turbo’s transmission offering was only limited to PDK and the upcoming 992 Turbo will 99.9% follow this formula as well. Not only are its successors lacking a manual transmission, but the 991s and 992 911s lack the preferable sizing that this example offers as it’s really the last of the svelte-shaped and “right-sized” Turbos that are inline to the original 911 Turbo’s (930) design philosophy.

The Significance Of Its $8,840 Optioned PCCBs: Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) is an option that isn’t too frequently seen on the non-Turbo S 911. Some of the added benefits of having PCCBs include a braking system that’s much lighter than the standard steel setup, which in turn aids in a heighten handling and ride quality experience; shorter stopping distances that are even more impressive at higher speeds; and little to no brake dust!

This 2012 Porsche 911 Turbo’s Factory Ordered Equipment:

07 – Natural Leather in Carrera Red – $1,510
342 – Heated Seats (Front) – $525
421 – 19″ 911 Turbo II Wheel
446 – Wheel Center Caps with Colored Crest – $185
450 – Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) – $8,840
480 – Manual transmission
603 – Bi-Xenon(TM) headlights incl. Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) – $690
635 – ParkAssist System (Rear) – $530
640 – Sport Chrono Package Turbo Including Dynamic Engine Mounts – $3,470
686 – SiriusXM Satellite Radio Tuner – $750
840 – SportDesign steering wheel
998 – Natural Leather Interior
B4 – Carrara White
EAJ – Interior Package in Aluminum Look – $2,870
EAZ – Exterior Package Painted Exterior Color – $1,890
ECC – Gear and Handbrake Lever in Aluminum II – $1,555
P01 – Adaptive Sport Seats in Leather with Driver Memory – $1,145
XFJ – Instrument Dials in Carrara White – $860
XXG – Clear Taillights – $610

The Aesthetics: Upon viewing this 911 Turbo coupe (original MSRP of $164,180), your presence is welcomed by an illustrious Carrara White finish; the sensual wide rear width; 19-inch Turbo II Wheels (showcased in front of yellow brake calipers with black “Porsche” script) with center color crests; dynamic Bi-Xenon headlights; clear taillights; an automatically deploying spoiler; rear bumper integrated parking sensors; with dual tailpipes completing the exterior.

Inside: When entering the cabin, your occupancy is greeted by the door sill’s “turbo” inlays; a stunning Carrea Red interior; red-stitching; and the optioned aluminum-look surfacing on select areas. The driver is faced with a 3-spoke SportDesign steering wheel; instrumentation clusters and the dashboarded mounted Sport Chrono dial in white; a centrally located, 6.5-inch touchscreen display; and the 6-speed manual transmission. Front occupants are embraced by Adaptive Sport Seats (featuring perforations, red stitching, and memory functionality for the driver’s seat). The cabin’s audio experience is provided by the standard, 13-Speaker, BOSE Surround Sound System.

Performance: Powering the all-wheel-drive Turbo is a rear-mounted and twin-turbocharged, 3.8L DFI flat-six engine, delivering a robust 500-hp and 480 ft-lbs of torque (performance figures of 0-60 in an estimated 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 194 mph).

I know its hard to be nostalgic about a car made in 2012, but we are looking at a car that will become a classic very soon. This car can still hang with super cars today with its 500 horsepower and 3.7 seconds 0-60 time, but its the actual sum of its parts that will keep this car always in demand. The 997.2 911 was a really refined 911 and the quality was some of the best compared to that of the early 997s and of course older 996. If you look in this interior, every piece of leather is consistent, every stitch is perfect, every panel gap is uniform. The buttons all perfectly line up, and they aren’t peeling like the 997.1. Its tough to ask for a better package as it sits, but I have a feeling you are going to pay a pretty price for it.

No dollar amount listed, but I am willing to bet the house the asking price is well over $100,000.  I’m willing to go out on a limb here and say it is closer to $150,000 given the condition, specs, and extremely low mileage. Worth it? If you want one very best of the last 6-speed 911 Turbos? Hard to argue against it.

– Andrew

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3 Comments

  1. These 997.2 manual turbos are very rare and sought after. Low mile 997.2 Turbo S cars (which were only offered in PDK)hover around $100k. This manual turbo with low miles is certainly a $120k car. I am personally not a fan of white cars or red interiors. Besides that my only hesitation would be buying from a dealer in Long Island. They’re usually as sketchy as Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area dealers.

  2. That is, hands down, the best 997 Turbo I’ve ever seen. Too bad it’s not for sale somewhere else. Friedman typically has cars that aren’t in the best of shape. They also source a lot of their cars through Manheim (a wholesale auction house).

  3. Greetings All! I am the previous owner of this car. I traded this car along with a couple of other special 911’s out of my collection to move into a 2005 Carrera GT. This car is immaculate and in nearly new condition. Zero paint work, all books, records, keys and original window sticker. It was Porsche Certified. Those who know me know the quality of the cars in my collection. I hated to see the few cars leave my collection however the pull for a CGT was strong. Ryan is welcome to put any interested party in touch with me. I hope it goes to a great home. A special 997 it is! This is a legit collector quality car.

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