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Porsche 911 Project Gold is The Best 993 Turbo Yet

Back when the sports car world was simpler and when Porsche didn’t have five-door vehicles such as the Cayenne and Panamera, the 911 was simpler as well. The 993 generation is the last one to rely on air-cooled technology, and in addition to this particular reason, it’s also one of the better-looking 911s out there.
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Does it come as a surprise the German automaker chose one of these bad boys as its donor vehicle for Project Gold? Teased for quite some time now, Project Gold takes inspiration from the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, hence the Golden Yellow Metallic paint beautifying the exterior of the vehicle.

Created by Porsche Classic as a one-off with a chassis number that slots right after the last production model from the 993 Turbo family, the car has been modified in the most restomod way imaginable from the ground up. Over the course of 18 months, the automaker did everything from corrosion protection to the period-correct tubocharged boxer engine.

The 3.6-liter powerplant with two turbochargers for good measure is rated at 450 horsepower. Although that doesn’t sound particularly special, bear in mind the engine is all-new. As are the suspension components, AWD system, and interior trim.

Whichever way you look at it, Project Gold embodies the attention to detail that Porsche Classic is known for, regardless of 911 model or generation. And keeping the air-cooled legacy alive and kicking is a surprise if you consider that Porsche has embarked on an all-electric journey with the Taycan.

The one and only Project Gold won’t be kept under lock by Porsche as the company did with the 1,000,000th 911. Instead, the Stuttgart-based automaker decided to sell the car at the Porsche 70th Anniversary Sale in Atlanta, Georgia on October 27th. There’s no estimate on this vehicle at the time of writing, but don’t forget that RM Sotheby’s events have a tendency to go wild when one-offs such as Project Gold cross the auction block.

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