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Is 25 HP Worth the Extra $150,000 for a Porsche 993 Turbo S?

Two 1997 Porsche 993 Turbos are currently being auctioned on but the price differential is staggering. The Porsche 993 Turbo S that offers an extra 25 hp is currently bid for more than $150,000 over the same model year Turbo.

What makes the Porsche 993 Turbo S worth premium pricing? As noted by Sports Car Market, the Porsche 993 Turbo S has a median value of $346,000 versus the Porsche 993 Turbo being valued at $148,000.

There appear to be three primary reasons for the pricing disparity:

  1. Limited numbers

  2. Style

  3. Power and Performance

1. Limited Numbers

Only 182 examples were produced of the Porsche 993 Turbo S out of the 5,978 Porsche 993 Turbos produced. This puts the owner in a rarified club of Porsche collectors who value exclusivity.

2. Style

The Turbo S comes with a unique and more aggressive styling package both inside and out. Leather co