1996 Porsche 911 Twin Turbo (993)

Not surprisingly, the Porsche 911 has been around for more than 45 years. Somewhere near it’s 30th birthday (draw your over-the-hill comparisons now), Porsche designed and produced one of it’s greatest cars yet, the Type 993. Just in time for it’s mid-life crisis, the previous generation 964′s curves were replaced with some downright voluptuous lines. With it’s accentuated fenders and a wide set of hips, the 993 is in my mind, the last of the great Porsche designs to hit the road.

One of the great distinguishing features of the 993 Twin Turbo is the functioning ‘whale tale’ spoiler. It was designed to force the air to flow over the body of the car and into the last of the Porsche air-cooled engines. As the pictures show, it’s an eye catcher piece to the overall aesthetics of the car. This specific twin turbo is always parked in the lot across from my office and I always give it a little wave to it every time I see it. Even at 15 years old, the 993 Twin Turbo is still one of the more sought after Porsches on the market as it truly is a beast on the road. Did I mention that it came with 400 hp, 400 lb-ft of torque, and AWD standard? What a monster.

If there are any other Porsche Purists out there who would love to show off their car on the pages of ShinySide.net, make sure to email me at photo@shinyside.net and I’ll put your name and your whip on the list. As usual, downloadable photos can always be found here: Shiny Side Flickr

About Ian Merritt

Ian D. Merritt is a commercial, editorial, and automotive photographer and journalist living in Chicago.
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