Yes, you are right, the Porsche content continues. But it is worth the effort, I promise! You have to know at least this about the Porsche 911 history.
The 993 is, at least for some old enthusiast, the last real Porsche 911 out there. Why? Because it is the last generation with the air cooled flat six boxer engines. While todays Porsches are all water cooled of course, the very concept of the iconic Porsche 911 was always an air cooled vehicle. It’s lighter, true, but it is also cheaper. And honestly, that was the only thing that really mattered in the early years after the Second World War. What’s the difference anyways, some people might ask themselves, wondering if they would even notice a difference. It’s the character of the car that changes. The sound of an air cooled engine is just something else. But, and that is the problem with air cooled cars, it’s getting too difficult to increase the power output. I don’t say that it is impossible, but it’s way more expensive and complex! And so, the 993 is the last one of its kind. A real air cooled 911.
For some reason the 993 is a very hyped car. People seem to love it! For me, well, I just never got the joke. It’s a nice car, don’t get me wrong on that, but a 964 or the “Urmodel” look a thousand times better, at least for me. But thank God we all have a different taste.
Summary: The 993 is the last air cooled 911. You are supposed to love it and pay extra just because it is so popular! Anything else? Oh, have I mentioned that it is expensive? It really is! But all 911 are!
Oh, and if you have ever wondered why Porsche hasn’t just started with 991 code and made their way up the ladder, well, they did not! Therefore you have the “Urmodel”, the G-Model, the 964, the 993, the 996, 997, 991, 992 and for the future? Who knows, but not many numbers are left. I go with 994.
See you next time!