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Rebuilt Porsche 993 911 Turbo unveiled

By Chris Thompson, 24 Aug 2018 News

Rebuilt Porsche 993 911 Turbo unveiled news

Debut for the classic Porsche to be at Porsche Rennsport Reunion in Laguna Seca

Porsche has revealed the fruit of its ‘Project Gold’, a ‘new’ Porsche 993 911 Turbo which has been restored using the original shell of a 993-gen Turbo, and a plethora of Porsche’s genuine parts.

It’s painted in Golden Yellow Metallic as a reference to the 2018 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, a limited series of 500 cars built by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, which also helped Porsche Classic with the 993 seen here.

Porsche granted the rebuilt 993 a 3.6-litre twin-turbo flat six producing the same 331kW as the original 993 911 Turbo S. Porsche adds that the manual transmission and all-wheel drive were also sourced from the Porsche Classic range of genuine parts.

It also features a VIN that follows on from the last 993 turbo built in 1998.

Celebrating Porsche's icon on The Five Greatest 911s

Porsche board member for sales and marketing Detlev von Platen says the project intends to show Porsche’s passion for its history, at a time when the future is so important.

“Project Gold” showcases the comprehensive skill of Porsche Classic in fascinating fashion,” says von Platen

“This project clearly demonstrates our strategic approach. Although we are starting a new chapter in our sports car history with the Porsche Taycan, the story of how the company evolved is no less significant.

“On the contrary, this Golden Yellow 993 demonstrates how incredibly passionate we are about the tradition of our brand.”

After Porsche is finished with ‘Project Gold’, it’s to be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta in October with profits to be donated to the Ferry Porsche Foundation.