The Porsche 993 is the internal designation for the version of the Porsche 911 model manufactured and sold between 1994 and 1998. It was the last of the air-cooled 911s and it was considered by many to be the best of the 911 series.
The 993 featured a more aerodynamic design than its predecessor, the Porsche 964, and it was available in several different models, including the 911 Carrera, 911 Carrera S, 911 Turbo, and 911 GT2. The 993 was also the first 911 to feature a six-speed manual transmission as standard.
The 993 was also the first 911 to have an all-new multilink rear suspension, which improved handling and stability. The 993 also featured a new powerplant, the M64/03, a 3.6-liter flat-six engine that produced 282 horsepower in the Carrera models and 360 horsepower in the Turbo.
The 993 was also the first 911 to have a VarioRam induction system which improved low-end torque and response.
The 993 was also the last 911 to feature the classic, bulbous shape that had been a Porsche hallmark for over 30 years.
Many enthusiasts and critics consider the 993 to be the best 911 ever made, due to its perfect balance of performance, handling, and design. Today, the 993 is a highly sought-after classic car and it commands a premium on the collector car market.