Carrera Coupe | Cabriolet | Porsche 993 | Daddys-Carparts
The Carrera was available in rear and all-wheel drive versions. The 993 Carrera originally was equipped with orange turn indicators on the front, side and rear, black brake calipers, black Carrera logo on the back and 16 inch alloy wheels with black Porsche logos on the center wheelcaps.
The coupe is the stiffest, tightest, most solid, yet lightest of the 993 models. The Cabriolet, introduced in 1994 for the 1995 model year, features a fully electrical and hand-stitched soft-top reinforced with metal sheets and an automatic wind-blocker. On the rear of the Cabriolet a small spoiler is mounted with the 3rd braking light.
Both coupe and cabriolet versions were available with all-wheel drive. Porsche offered the 993 Carrera also as an all-wheel drive version called the Carrera 4. In contrast with the Type 964, Porsche deleted the "2" from the rear-wheel drive "Carrera" name tag. However among enthusiasts, to differentiate between the rear-wheel and all-wheel drive variants of the Type 993 Carrera they were (and still are) commonly referred to as "C2" and "C4", respectively, as purists will accept nothing other than 2 wheel rear drive.
From the outside the Carrera 4 is visually distinguishable by clear front & side turn indicators and rear red turn indicators. The brake calipers are painted silver as is the 'Carrera 4' badge on the hood. The center wheel-caps carry the Carrera 4 logo instead of the Porsche crest.
The options list for the 993 Carrera (and most other variants) offered many choices, including up to five different styles of wheels, various suspension set-ups, and three different seat styles (comfort, sport, racing). In addition, many upholstery options were offered and various sound systems including digital sound processing. Further, customers had the option of any color other than standard shades. Even more, the Tequipment- and Exclusive-Programs added further options and built to order almost any specific wishes of customers such as special consoles, fax-machines or even brightly colored interior upholstery.
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