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    993 in the sunshine

    About 3 years ago the 993 came out to play, set of new tyres and an oil change and it thundered down Bruntingthorpe airfield hitting 201mph at the its rev limiter beating pretty much all the modern exotica. I hooked it up to the battery charger and it has sat in my garage ever since. Decided to pull in out for a wash in the sunshine, started first time and drove flawlessly down our private road (no MOT or road tax surprise), I forgot just how sorted I got this car, rides on full solid GT2/RS links and bushes and PSS9 set full soft, the ride is really great, the motor is just so zingy and sweet.

    Took a little pic for 993 aficionados kiss  

     


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    997 GT2 2014 3.9 Mezger, 800PS @ 1.2 bar


    Re: 993 in the sunshine

    One of the finest 993 builds in my opinion! Why don't you drive it more often?


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    Re: 993 in the sunshine

    Porker:

    One of the finest 993 builds in my opinion! Why don't you drive it more often?

    I tend to agree with you about the build Smiley, I really lavished some money on that car and it has the best of everything available up to 2007.  As to why I don't drive it ? I guess I am the sort who likes to focus on a single car and that car currently is the 7GT2. Also I had the car totally repainted when I had the gutters shaved and non sunroof roof with IRC fitted and had new windscreen, lights etc etc and the car is in such beautiful condition that I don't want to inflict road rash on it - stupid I know.... I was quite surprised how zingy the motor was, I had forgotten, it makes my 7 feel like it has an extra large dual mass flywheel (it has a single mass), I wonder is it the 2 cam vs 4 cam which gives the aircooled this characteristic Smiley

     


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    997 GT2 2014 3.9 Mezger, 800PS @ 1.2 bar


    Re: 993 in the sunshine

    Please more pictures of this car!!!  What an absolute beauty (and monster)!


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    Lovely! kiss


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    trip:

    Please more pictures of this car!!!  What an absolute beauty (and monster)!

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    Re: 993 in the sunshine

    Beautiful beast. Love the rims, so old school and not something which would be seen on a modern car.

    More pictures kiss


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    Love it!  Smiley


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    What a lovely car and so timeless!! kiss Is this Iris Blue?


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    Re: 993 in the sunshine

    Superb 993, hang on to this one forever! 


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    My God!!!  This is my favorite Porsche ever!!  the rear end of this car is just timeless!!!  what a car!!


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    Great car! I have the same issue with my 964: don't drive it too often. But those air cooled are so sweet they never end to excite us.


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    Re: 993 in the sunshine

    Guys, thanks for the comments wink

    It is indeed Iris blue which was one of the signature new colours in 1996 model year when I bought it.

    The rims are BBS E88 racing which as many of you will know come without any protection/coatings other than gold painted aluminium centres as they are for racing use. Using these on the road is a total nightmare as the dirt gets ingrained into the bare metal rims and is very difficult to clean (unless cleaned immediately like in racing) so I had these wheels clear powder coated and it worked really well with dirt staying on the surface easy to be washed off. They are exact same sizes as factory road mag GT2 wheels (had a set of those but they fracture really easily) and of course they are super light.

    Here is a clip taken from the last outing a few years back devil

    https://www.instagram.com/p/n5b3nvgqq3/?taken-by=cheshiregent&hl=en


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    997 GT2 2014 3.9 Mezger, 800PS @ 1.2 bar


    Re: 993 in the sunshine

    Beautifulkiss


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    TB993tt:

    Guys, thanks for the comments wink

    It is indeed Iris blue which was one of the signature new colours in 1996 model year when I bought it.

    The rims are BBS E88 racing which as many of you will know come without any protection/coatings other than gold painted aluminium centres as they are for racing use. Using these on the road is a total nightmare as the dirt gets ingrained into the bare metal rims and is very difficult to clean (unless cleaned immediately like in racing) so I had these wheels clear powder coated and it worked really well with dirt staying on the surface easy to be washed off. They are exact same sizes as factory road mag GT2 wheels (had a set of those but they fracture really easily) and of course they are super light.

    Here is a clip taken from the last outing a few years back devil

    https://www.instagram.com/p/n5b3nvgqq3/?taken-by=cheshiregent&hl=en

    Quite easily you have one of the top 10 cars on RT, please more high-res pictures!! The Iris blue is just stunning, perfect for 993 


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    Re: 993 in the sunshine

    Big call but have to agree.

    Beautiful car.


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