OPINION The 993
A significant advance, not just from a technical, but also a visual perspective
993 is the company’s internal name for the version of the Porsche 911 model manufactured and sold between January 1994 and early 1998.
Its discontinuation marked the end of air-cooled Porsches, with the 993 being the last air-cooled 911. The 993 generation of the 911 is often referred to as the best and most desirable of the 911 series, not only because of its beauty, but also because of its great performance, even by modern standards. The 993 is quoted as “the last complete ‘modern classic'”; “the 993 was and forever will be that last fresh breath of air that Porsche gave the world; elegance and muscle all in one package.” The book “Porsche 993 – Essential Companion” refers to the 993 as the “King of Porsche,” and it is generally acknowledged as “The purists’ Holy Grail”.
IIn its April 12, 2017 article entitled “The Porsche 993 Actually Lives up to the Hype,” Road & Track writes that the 993 is “something truly special,” with “a combination of old-school feel and modern usability that isn’t found in many other cars,” with “great steering, great brakes, and a wonderfully composed package.” It also states that “The 993 is also beautifully built — it’s a relic from the time when Porsche didn’t cut corners anywhere”.