Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet 997 Gen 1.5

Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet 997 Gen 1.5 SOLD

—- Sold to Richard —-

One previous owner Porsche 911 Turbo 997 Gen 1.5 Tiptronic Cabriolet finished in ‘triple black’ – Schwarz Black paintwork (code L041), black hood and extended black leather interior with Special Factory Order red stitching to seats and Exclusive Order red seat belts which perfectly contrast the classic and iconic Black 911 Turbo wide-body convertible styling. Full Porsche Main Dealer (OPC) Service History (OPC Wilmslow & OPC Nottingham). The 997 Gen 1.5 Turbo is a truly special and rare Porsche, around 200 Tiptronic S gearbox cars were made for the UK market in late 2008, early 2009. It combines the best of the Generation 1 car, the Mezger twin-turbo 3.6 litre flat-6, with the electronic systems and touchscreen PCM 3.0 satnav/bluetooth system, air-conditioning controls and revised key design of the 997 Gen 2. The Gen 1.5 Turbos were the last 911 Turbo to feature the Mezger engine, this historical link was cut with an all new powerplant in the 997 Gen 2 911 Turbo. The Gen 1.5 Turbo was last serviced in June 2020 at PorschaCare Porsche Specialist which included all filters, brake fluid change, spark plugs, drive belt and air conditioning condensers. The widebody 911 turbo is paired with forged Turbo 3.6 diamond cut lightweight alloy wheels which are as new. This 911 Turbo has covered just 64,500 miles and has just one previous owner from new. It comes with the sublime 5-speed automatic gearbox with full manual mode and shift buttons on the leather sports steering wheel, Sport Chrono Plus Package with stopwatch, SPORT button and the rare and sought after 12-way electric leather seats with adjustable lumbar support system which have beautiful red stitching. The 911 Turbo is HPI clear, has an August 2021 MOT and comes with a comprehensive six months warranty for total peace of mind. We are a Hertfordshire based Porsche Specialist.

This generation 1.5 997 911 Turbo is fitted with factory options that includes Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), Sport Chrono Plus Package with SPORT button, Dashboard mounted Stopwatch, PCM 3.0 touchscreen with satnav and telephone module with Bluetooth® connectivity, CD/DVD drive that plays movies with 5.1 Dolby sound through the BOSE 12-speaker 385 watt surround sound system, 12-way electric leather seats with lumber support and driver seat memory, 3-Spoke leather steering wheel with round centre and gearshift buttons, tyre pressure monitoring with realtime digital display and Porsche Vehicle Tracker. The 911 Turbo Convertible comes fitted with the rear mounted 3.6 litre flat six Mezger twin-turbo engine that produces 473bhp and propels the 4 wheel drive supercar to 60mph in under 3.8 seconds and on to a 193mph top speed.

This car is also ULEZ compliant, so does not attract the daily emission charge in London.

Tailored finance packages available upon request, please contact us for a personal quote based on your circumstances. Viewings by appointment, we like to perfectly prepare a car for each viewing.

Due to the continued large number of enquiries we are receiving for our Porsche stock, we are offering detailed videos on request to promote social distancing, solo viewings at our secure storage unit if you are considering buying a specific Porsche from us. Contact us for a quote for nationwide delivery of our Porsche that you buy.

Options fitted to our Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

L041 Gloss Black Paintwork
AT Extended Black Leather Interior
439 Black Fabric Electric Folding Fabric Roof with remote operation and glass heated rear screen

C16 UK RHD specification
00051 Special Order Factory Colour Request
24891 Special Order Red Stitching on Front and Rear Seats
XSX Red Seat Belts
023 Silver Instrument Dials
026 Stopwatch with Silver Face
249 Tiptronic S 5-speed Automatic Transmission with manual mode
267 Automatically Dimming Mirrors
268 Rain Sensor
404 Forged 19-inch Turbo 3.6 Diamond Cut Lightweight Alloy Wheels
432 Tiptronic gearshift buttons for steering wheel
437 12-way Electric Leather Seat with lumbar support system, left
438 12-way Electric Leather Seat with lumbar support system, right
460 Smooth leather steering wheel with round centre design
475 PASM Porsche Active Suspension Management System
476 PSM Porsche Stability Management
482 TPM Tyre Pressure Monitoring System 433MHz
538 Memory Seat System 3-memories plus keys, right
640 Sport Chrono Plus Package
567 Top tinted windscreen
573 Climate Control, Automatic Air-conditioning
599 Aluminium Doors
601 Bi-Xenon Headlight System with self levelling
621 12V socket in passenger side footwell
666 Telephone Module for PCM 3.0 with Bluetooth® Connectivity
672 Extended Navigation for PCM 3.0 Touchscreen System
680 BOSE 12-Speaker 385 Watt Digital Surround Sound System
810 Porsche embossed floor mats
981 Leather dashboard and door panels
983 Leather seats, Front & Rear
T91 Porsche Vehicle Tracking System

Standard items include the retractable rear spoiler, Electric windows, Headlight washers, daylight running LEDs, dual cup holders, Remote central locking, Trip computer, ABS, Locking wheel bolts, Locking glovebox, Alarm and Immobiliser. All equipment fitted to our 911 Turbo Convertible works perfectly, so the car is exactly as it left the factory in 2008.

The Porsche Bi-Xenon self-levelling headlight system offers exceptional brightness, even in challenging conditions.

Background
“The 997 Turbo is unquestionably the best sports car the world has ever seen. That much is non-negotiable. It does things normal cars can’t: it behaves, adapts, creates traction, generates adhesion and decelerates like no road car I have ever driven. It isn’t the fastest car against the watch but, in terms of net available performance, the 997 Turbo marks a new beginning. It is so supple, so amenable, so perpetually on your side, that covering ground now feels somehow different to the way it did yesterday. Everything is so good here – the new transmission, the adaptive damping that somehow manages to preen acceptable ride from those shallow sidewalls – that no single component can possibly shine.”
Autocar Magazine, 2006 (Chris Harris)

In 1974, Porsche engineers tested a dramatic power-boosting technology from their dominating 917 race cars in a road-going 911. Ever since that first enhanced model, ultimate performance has been defined by a single word: Turbo. The 997-series 911 Turbo model was first introduced in 2006, building on the high bar set by the first water-cooled 911 Turbo, the 996-generation model. The 911 Turbo is enhanced in every sense compared to the Carrera models. Production of the generation 1.5 997 series 911 Turbo began in mid 2008, it retained the rear mounted 3.6 litre flat six Mezger twin-turbo engine and combined it with the generation 2 onboard electronic systems, PCM 3.0 touchscreen navigation, climate control system and updated Porsche key design. The exterior styling of the 911 Turbo was unchanged from the generation 1 cars, which were ahead of their time, with a distinct front and enlarged rear bumper, front daylight running lights, lightweight forged alloy wheels and realtime tyre pressure monitoring for ultimate safety at speed.

The 911 Turbo has a race derived Mezger engine, developed directly from the 911 GT1 racing car. Low to Mid-range punch is the 997 Turbo’s party trick and while 473bhp might not sound that impressive today when there are saloons and estates around packing considerably more, it still feels seriously rapid. Thanks to the Variable Vane Turbo Geometry, it has that instant thrust that compresses internal organs against the back of the seat and draws involuntary whoops of delight and a flow of power that just keeps on coming. The chassis and brakes are a perfect match for the engine’s performance, so invariably you’re always travelling faster than you think you are.

The 911 Turbo wide body never looked so good. The all-wheel drive system sends between 5% – 40% of torque forward depending on traction and power applied, so it is mostly rear wheel drive. The 911 Turbo strengthened suspension and 350mm vented, cross- drilled steel disc brakes all round, take handling up a notch. Today, it seems that the 997 is recognised among collectors, notably the Turbo, GT2 and GT3 are highly sought, as are the Carrera 4S.

Exterior
Our hand selected Porsche 911 Turbo Convertible looks stunning in its Special Order coat of Schwarz Gloss Black, a striking yet classic Porsche 911 colour for the 997 gen 1.5, especially with the diamond cut 19-inch Turbo 3.6 forged lightweight alloy wheels. The paintwork condition is excellent, with no blemishes on any panel. The 911 Turbo has been waxed with Autoglym Ultra High Definition Wax by us, which will help protect the paintwork and repel surface contaminants. All the trim has a perfect finish, as do the front and rear lights, which are free from any damage or moisture buildup. The windows drop as they should when you open the door. The engine and boot struts also operate as they should. The black convertible fabric hood is fully electric and operates perfectly, stowing away in its own compartment behind the rear seats. It has been treated with the Autoglym hood cleaner and water repellent treatment so is in as new condition.

Interior
The 12-way Electric leather seats come with optional 2-stage heating and drivers seat/mirror memory, and just like the rest of the extended Black interior leather, are in excellent condition and provide a perfect contrast to the Gloss Black bodywork. The special order red stitching to the front and rear seats and exclusive order red seat belts provide the perfectly sporting flourish to the interior. The 3-Spoke leather steering wheel with round centre is a fantastic option, with it’s slightly thicker leather rim. The optional 12-way electric seats offer high comfort with excellent sports performance, with their adjustable lumbar support system increase comfort on long journeys. The memory function supports both exterior mirrors and all seat positions on the driver’s side, apart from the side bolsters. There are no marks or signs of wear to any of the trim, panels or switchgear, with the leather retaining a wholly fresh appearance throughout.

Engine and Transmission
Although the Turbo is water-cooled it is not the same engine that is in regular 997 Carrera models. The turbo charged engine can trace its ancestry back to the old air-cooled units and is directly related not only to the 996 GT3 but also the Lemans 911 GT1 racer (3.2 litres and 600bhp). The engine has forged internal components, so as a result it is very strong and can be tuned up to well over 800bhp. As standard the Turbo has 473bhp at 6,000rpm. The axle load distribution of 40:60 ensures high directional stability and superb road behaviour.

The all-wheel drive system is biased towards the rear; the system sends between 5% – 40% of torque forward depending on traction and power applied. The engine starts cleanly when cold or hot, there is no smoke whatsoever either at startup or when driving. There are no unusual sounds or rattles when the engine is running.

The optional Tiptronic S automatic gearbox effectively applies the power of the turbo-charged engine, with shift buttons on the multifunction steering wheel, manual gearshifts are simple. The gearbox has a full manual mode for more spirited driving on demand. The gearbox also adjusts how fast it shifts gears and when it changes to match the drivers mood, automatically. The benefits of Tiptronic S are particularly apparent when exploring the car’s potential. Even in automatic, the rapid gearshift action enables remarkable agility under acceleration. The immediacy of response, with virtually no interruption in drive, is now more than comparable with a Porsche manual gearbox. At just 3.8 seconds, the new 911 Turbo with Tiptronic S is 0.2 seconds quicker to 62mph than the standard manually equipped car.

Our 911 Turbo is fitted with Sport Chrono Plus Package, which adds a SPORT button that sharpens the throttle response, adds 60nm of Torque temporarily (approximately 0.2 bar of Turbo Boost) whilst also adding a dashboard mounted stopwatch to add to the sporting image of the 911 Turbo. In SPORT mode, the Tiptronic S gearshift characteristics are automatically switched to high-performance mode. The gearshift action is virtually instantaneous, while the shift points are timed for maximum acceleration. Lift off the throttle – even at high revs – and the system automatically shifts down to apply engine braking. There are no unwanted upshifts in manual mode when approaching the engine rev limit. Since the driver has control over every upshift, the handling of the car is smooth and assured, particularly when braking for a corner. This 911 Turbo is also equipped with the highly desired switchable sports suspension system, which includes the dashboard switch that stiffens the suspension in an instant, increasing connection to the road.

Wheels, Tyres and Brakes
Our 911 Turbo 997 Generation 1.5 comes fitted with the original diamond cut finish, forged 19-inch Turbo 3.6 lightweight alloy wheels, which are unmarked, free of damage and corrosion. The brake discs and pads are in good condition with minimal wear. The tyres are N1 rated Michelin Pilot Sport high performance tyres which are as new at the rear and have 5mm of tread on the front.

History File
Our Porsche 911 Turbo has a full Official Porsche Centre (OPC) service history with Porsche Wilmslow (also the supplying dealer) and Porsche Nottingham. The last major service including brake fluid was completed at 64,500 miles in June 2020 at PorschaCare Porsche Specialist, Hertfordshire.

The spark plugs, brake fluid and drive belt were last changed at 64,500 miles as part of the service. All of this crucial work has been carried out on schedule.

The car comes complete with the original stamped service book, original owners manual pack, invoices in a history/provenance file, two original Porsche keys and two tracker fobs. The 911 Turbo is HPI clear, August 2021 MOT and will come with a comprehensive six months warranty for total peace of mind. We are a Hertfordshire based Porsche Specialist.

Tailored finance packages available upon request, please contact us for a personal quote based on your circumstances. Viewings by appointment, we like to perfectly prepare a car for each viewing.

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