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2003 Turbo S

threespins

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I have sold my Boxster so now looking for a 996 Turbo.
I have seen a car advertised as a Turbo S, reg 2003.
According to the data file in Total 911 the Turbo S was not introduced until 2004.
Can someone clarify that for me and what are the obvious differences apart from the badge on the back?
Thanks.
 
It was my understanding that the Turbo S didn't come out until 2005, the final year of 996 production.

The obvious differences are the composite ceramic brakes (marked out by yellow calipers I believe) that the S had as well as badging on the back and centre console.

The rest of the tweaks could already be had in the X50 package: bigger turbos and intercoolers, ECU remap, and IIRC strengthened clutch and gearbox.

Maybe you mean "Turbo Tiptronic S" rather than "Turbo S".
 
Are you it's not a turbo tiptronic S.
 
I think I know the car you're looking at. Don't remember where I saw the ad but if it is the same one, it's an X50 turbo that's had the 'S' added at the rear. If you look, the turboS on the boot lid is not in the centre. If it is the car I've seen, it is NOT an S.
 
I think I know the car you're looking at. Don't remember where I saw the ad but if it is the same one, it's an X50 turbo that's had the 'S' added at the rear. If you look, the turboS on the boot lid is not in the centre. If it is the car I've seen, it is NOT an S.
 
That's not the one I saw, the one I saw was advertised as an S. Wish I could remember where I saw it.
 
The car is at S-cars ltd, just going on the price I was guessing that the badge had been changed/added.
What sort of premium would a genuine S fetch over a Turbo (03/04)?
 
threespins said:
The car is at S-cars ltd, just going on the price I was guessing that the badge had been changed/added.
What sort of premium would a genuine S fetch over a Turbo (03/04)?

About £3,000 to £4,000 i think,there was a thread on this last year sometime
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996 turbo Ss were 2004 & 2005 in coupe and cab. I forget the number built but its not that many.

Besides the S on the back you will find the Turbo S badge on the dash, at the bottom of the console and on the kick plates. Obviously the paperwork would show it as well.
 
Turbo S only 600 ever made. serial number visible at bottom of windscreen. Majority of them made in 2005. There is a premium to pay for them, 5 to 7 k depending on condition. Took me ages to find mine ....
 
quattrosteph said:
Turbo S only 600 ever made. serial number visible at bottom of windscreen. Majority of them made in 2005. There is a premium to pay for them, 5 to 7 k depending on condition. Took me ages to find mine ....

And very few cabs made, so even harder to find :) which makes them just a little bit special ;)
 
2005 for Turbo S. The car is not a Turbo S. The S has the X50 upgrade plus ceramic brakes (yellow calipers). The kick plate on the sills states turbo S. If it helps, my car is an X50 Turbo but a prior owner had stuck an S badge on the rear - the badge was therefore not central under the hi-level brake light. I had it removed - any Porsche enthusuast worth his salt would know it was not a S - red calipers stand out a mile and the badge being off-centre by the addition of the S give it away.

The Turbo Tip models are advertised as Tiptronic S not to be confused with Turbo S.

Turbo S premium over a standard Turbo? Probably around £4k. Premium over an X50 Turbo around £2k. But I'm not in the trade and only know one thing - pricing and valuing these cars in neither an art nor a science but a fudge based on what someone is prepared to pay and having a punt at a sticker price and seeing the reaction. But then I am a cynical and sceptical ba$t*rd with car dealers, Estate Agents and anyone who claims themselves to be a Member of the Institute of Chartered Surveyors based on being ripped off in the past on house prices and structural surveys.
My personal opinion based on statistically significant research of a population of one!
 

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