Think of a number. Double it. Multiply by a thousand. Add a few hundred. The answer is a big number: just like the number of ‘normal’ Porsche 911 Turbos built every year. Now think of a number between 85 and 87. That’s the number of 911 Turbo S Leichtbau models ever built by the Porsche Special Wishes department. It is also the final two chassis number digits of the delivery miles, un-registered car you are looking at.
In 1992, Porsche announced a extraordinarily exclusive road car, blending the almighty performance of the Andial-tuned 964 Turbo S2, which had won the 1991 and 1992 IMSA Supercar Championship, and the lightweight 964 Carrera RS. The concept was a production 911 with the ultimate power-to-weight ratio. It would be called the 964 Turbo S Leichtbau.
While the 964 Turbo S Leichtbau was modelled on a North American legend, the car would never be sold in America. Built to be “particularly impressive in competition use” according to factory literature, the Turbo S took almost 10% off the weight of a standard car, with a 20% jump in performance: all for the princely sum of 295,000 Deutschmarks.
Every aspect of the 964 Turbo S Leichtbau confirms the Special Wishes bespoke vehicle philosophy, from a hand-built blueprinted engine with unique camshafts and intake, to the specially tuned suspension, lightweight glass, plastic doors and luggage cover and hand-stitched, leather-trimmed dash knobs and switches.
With Porsche now owned by cost-conscious Volkswagen, and the Special Wishes department just a shadow of its former self, we will never again see the likes of the 964 Turbo S Leichtbau. These incredibly rare cars come to market once in a very blue moon. Our beautiful Turbo S Leichtbau is one of the uber-rare RHD models, supplied with just 59 miles from new and still un-registered Do not miss this chance to buy this exclusive piece of Porsche history.
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