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Tuner Tuesday: 2002 Porsche 911 Turbo X50 Techart

It’s fairly shocking that for around the same price as a fairly lightly optioned base model Cayman, you can leap into entirely another world of performance with a 911 Turbo. Of course, there’s a price to pay for this relative leap in performance, and that’s that you have to settle at this price point for the current ugly duckling of the Porsche world – the 996. Now, of course there will be drawbacks to buying into an older car – for one, it’s not new with a warranty, and the 996 isn’t the prettiest Porsche ever built. But in terms of performance for dollar spent, right now it’s pretty hard to beat a package like the 996 Twin Turbo with the X50 option.

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Year: 2002
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 43,000 mi
Price: $59,900 Buy It Now

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Arctic Silver Metallic / Black Full Leather – Over $170K invested!
This LOADED low-mileage 996 Turbo has been exceptionally maintained since day one, and had an original MSRP of more than $139,000! But, this was just the starting point. Since new, more than $30,000 dollars has been invested to make this car one of the finest 911 Turbos on the road. NO EXPENSE WAS SPARED in sourcing and installing only the highest quality components available. The upgrades list is like a whos-who from the most well respected companies in the Porsche “go-fast-and-look-good-doing-it” business. In addition, the car has been freshly serviced with a new battery, Mobil 1 oil/filter service, brake fluid flush/renewal, and a new OE passenger-side window regulator, all within the past 200 miles. The paint is in exceptional condition and the body is free of dents and major scratches. The interior is ultra clean with nearly perfect leather seats, upgraded custom floor mats, and enough carbon fiber upgrades to double as an F1 car. The new owner will be provided with the original books and both master keys at the time of sale.

Vehicle Options and Highlights:

– X50 Turbo Power Kit ($18,000)

– Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

– Heated Seats

– Porsche Crests in Headrests

– BOSE premium sound with 6-CD changer

– Carbon fiber steering wheel

– Carbon fiber/aluminum shift knob and e-brake handle

– Carbon fiber door pulls, upper/lower center consoles, vent surrounds, dash insert, storage covers, door sills

– Silver Porsche hood crest

– HRE 19” 543R 19” wheels with 245(f) and 315(r) Michelin PS2s

– TechArt GT2 body kit

– TechArt floor mats

– Cargraphic aluminum pedals

– Europipe Stage 2 quiet exhaust

– RUF short-shift kit

– EVOMS intake, intercoolers, boost hoses, diverter valves

– Protomotive ECU, 5-bar FPR, one-bar wastegate springs

– Protomotive modified K24 turbos

– Greddy electronic variable boost controller

– Porsche X73 suspension upgrade

– Prewired for Valentine One or Escort detector

– CARFAX Certified/Autocheck Assured

Please give me a call if you would like to discuss this Turbo in more detail. I am a PCA member and would love to talk Porsches with you! I am also able to assist with vehicle transport service as I have access to a variety of reliable transport companies, many with whom I have done business with over the past several years. Thanks!

Franz Forman (623) 910-3020

With 450 horsepower on tap from the factory with the X50 option kit, the 996 Twin Turbo wasn’t exactly slow to begin with, but this car has been even further upgraded. Power isn’t quoted, but figure “enough” is likely the general figure you’re looking at. Additionally, this car has the suspension upgrade which is certainly nice. Miles are lower and the condition overall appears great. Unfortunately, I’ve got two gripes with this car – I’m not really a fan of the Techart “GT2” body kit – the rear isn’t bad, but the gaping holes in the front bumper just look a bit off to me. Second, I’m just not a fan of the wheels. Still, both of those items could be pretty easily sorted and for under $60,000 you could have a screaming performance deal. If you just want to go fast – ludicrously fast – all the time, this is the best way to do it.



  1. UrSDriver
    UrSDriver May 20, 2014

    Entering the modified exotic market for 60K seems like an absolute steal. Porsche purists would never criticize your choice, most of them have already written off 996’s anyway. I doubt the dream of owning a 911 Turbo on a photo copier salesman’s salary will be alive for long, now is the time.

  2. David B.
    David B. May 20, 2014

    So modified, yet so tasteful. This car would look very nice in my garage.

  3. Jeff
    Jeff May 20, 2014

    These, and the RUF, cars are the best looking of all the Porsches.

  4. MDriver
    MDriver May 20, 2014

    assuming the car is as represented….this is a bargain!….
    don’t know why the P-Car purists poo-poo the 996…..would be nice to have this or a GT3 in my driveway

  5. Ricky
    Ricky May 21, 2014

    Honestly, I really don’t care much for any Techart cars. The styling is just weird and the wheels are far too Fast and Furious for me. Actually, the whole car is too F&F for me. The body kit does not flow with the lines on the car…in the least. Shame, because I’d assume that Techart is far from cheap.

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