4WD Week: 2003 Porsche 911 Turbo

The 911 has long had a reputation as a savage car that will snap the head off of any unsuspecting driver. With its brazen disregard for the laws of physics, these were cars that could surprise you in unpleasant ways and the 911 owes a large part of this reputation to the 930. As the first factory turbocharged model to be released, the 930 raised the performance bar for street-going Porsches and, even with their wider rear tires relative to the standard car, a 930 was always one dose of throttle away from wagging its tail. Beginning with the 993 Porsche began to equip all 911 Turbos with all-wheel drive and, with the exception of the GT2, turbocharged 911s have remained that way ever since. While its tail wagging characteristics are dulled somewhat these cars will always possess enough power to make any drive very interesting. So as we begin to wind down 4WD week here at GCFSB we come to the car featured here: a 2003 Porsche 911 Turbo, located in Chicago, with a little over 31K miles on the clock.

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Year: 2003
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 31,503 mi
Price: $45,800

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2003 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe

Black Exterior over Black Leather Interior

SPORT TECHNO WHEELS! ALUMINUM TRIM!
**ONLY 31K MILES! HEATED SEATS**

FACTORY OPTIONS INCLUDE:
18″ Sport Techno Wheels (Originally $1,810)

Aluminum Instrument Dials (Originally $885)

Stainless Steel Exhaust Pipes (Originally $765)

Heated Front Seats (Originally $410)

Embroidered Floor Mats (Originally $425)

Wheel Caps with Colored Crests (Originally $175)

VEHICLE HIGHLIGHTS:
3.6 Liter TwinTurbo 6 Cylinder Engine
-415 Horsepower-
-415 lb/ft of Torque-
6-Speed Manual Transmission
All Wheel Drive
18″ Alloy Wheels
Xenon Headlights
Power Sunroof
Automatic Rear Spoiler
Power Adjustable Front Seats
Bose Premium Brand Stereo
Automatic Climate Control
Heated Front Seats
Trip Computer
Cruise Control

VEHICLE HISTORY:
ONLY 31K Miles!
Excellent Condition Throughout!

INCLUDES:
*One Master Key*
*Original Owner’s Manuals*
*Floor Mats*

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I don’t know why, but in Black I find the shape of the 996 to be much more appealing, and that appeal is especially enhanced on the 996 Turbo. Maybe Black hides some of the curves in a better way, I’m not sure. Regardless, this really is a fantastic looking car. With 415 hp any 996 Turbo remains a bit of a performance bargain and the example here appears to be no different. As I’ve stated before, we may not see these cars become collectors anytime soon so for now they make an excellent choice for someone looking for a supercar that he can actually drive.

-Rob

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2 Comments

  1. My brother-in-law daily drove one of these (but with the X50 option + a few mods) for a few years. It was mind numbingly fast, had fantastic brakes and handled like a race car while still being totally reliable and usable. I myself am not a big fan of the 996 styling but it was pretty hard to argue that his 996TT was a fantastic car. Without question it’s the fastest car I’ve driven.

  2. these cars are one of the most UNDERRATED P-Cars!….they suffer from the 996 backlash even though these and GT3’s NEVER had the engine issues of the other 996 models…
    at that price, provided all is as it should be (read PPI check out 100%)…you would be getting a great car…which can still hang with anything today….at a bargain price..
    the X50 option bumped Hp over 400 which made a great car even greater..

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