The Porsche 911, Type 993

The Porsche 911, type 993 represents the final configuration of the legendary 911 series. Back in 1993, the Porsche engineers and designers began work on the type 993, smoothly resculpting the body, redesigning the now 282 horsepower flat-6 engine, and adding a totally new suspension. The result was released in the form of a 1995 model, "The New 911 Carrera."

The 911 Carrera was just what Porsche needed. The previous 911 had generally remained unchanged for over 20 years, and lack of sales pushed for the need of a "total" redesign. As you look at the Carrera, its valoptuous curves never end, front fender flowing into the smooth headlamp, then on across the windshield, to the rear where the softly flared rear fender wraps around the taillights only to continue around the other side. Only the Cabriolet is more stylish, offering the same great performance and the exhilarating quality of open-air motoring.



Horizontally opposed 6 cylinder, SOHC 2valves per cylinder, all aluminum
Bore and stroke: 3.94" x 3.01"
Displacement: 3.6L. or 3,600cc
Horsepower: 282@6,100 rpm
Torque: 250 lb-ft @5,250 rpm
Compression ratio: 11.3:1
Cd: .33
Fuel system: DME controlled FI, and twin plug ignition
Induction: 2-stage resonant induction, w/Varioram


6 speed manual, or 4speed Tiptronic-S


FRONT: MacPherson struts, aluminum control arms, stabilizer bar
REAR: Independent multilink LSA axle with toe correcting characteristics, stabilizer bar


Unit steel


Curb weight: 3,064 lbs
Wheelbase: 89.4"
Length: 167.7"
Width: 68.3"
Height: 51.8"

Brakes and Wheels:

Dual circuit, power assist, internally vented and cross drilled discs, ABS-5
17x7.0" front,17x89.0" rear aluminum alloy

Fuel Economy:

17/25 mpg


0-60mph: 5.2 seconds (Tiptronic: 6.2s)
0-1/4 mile: 13.5s @ 106 mph
Top Speed: 171 mph (Tiptronic version: 166 mph)

In the 4 years of Type 993 production, there were 6 different variations of the theme:

The 911 Carrera

The 911 Carrera 4

The 911 Carrera S

The 911 Carrera 4S

The 911 Targa

The 911 Turbo

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