Cool looking Minerva Blue Metallic Porsche 996 Turbo

This 2002 Porsche 911 Turbo has been specially ordered Minerva Blue Metallic and the previous owners have spent quite a bit on aftermarket parts to make this turbo a capable street/track car.

minerva996turboruf1a minerva996turboruf4dThe exterior of the car has been refreshed with a RUF RTurbo front bumper which is one of my favorite bumper replacements for the 996. Its a simple design that mimics the stock look but increases the size of the air dam and adds a GT2 air scoop before the hood.

minerva996turboruf3b minerva996turboruf1bOther exterior mods are the RUF side mirrors and the really nice Techart carbon fiber wing. The wing has been painted but the leading edge has been left exposed CF which is a nice touch.

minerva996turboruf3e minerva996turboruf3cThe wheels look like a RUF design but are actually produced by Champion Motorsports and are fully forged so they are lightweight and strong. They have a concave shape in the 12″ wide rear wheels and the seller is also offering to swap out the 19″ Championship Motorsport wheels for a set of new RUF 5 spokes at no charge – a deal I would take just so the theme of the car is kept intact.

minerva996turboruf1c minerva996turboruf3dGT3 brakes have been swapped in and are the steel versions which are a lot less expensive and more durable than the expensive and blinged out carbon ceramics. The 6 piston fronts use a Girodisc 350mm rotor and higher temperature Pagid racing pads are up for any track session.

minerva996turboruf3aSuspension pieces have been throughly thought out and a very expensive set of Moton Clubsport coilovers have been installed. These are one of the top shocks available and the external reservoirs have been mounted underneath the engine shroud.

minerva996turboruf4bThe engine output has been improved and now makes 494hp and 580 lb-ft of torque with its upgraded turbos and 997 GT2 RS intercoolers.

minerva996turboruf2b minerva996turboruf2aThe interior is grey leather and unfortunately the console pieces have been specially ordered with a light wood grain. This $8k option looks out of place given the styling of the exterior and a painted or carbon fiber surface would have matched up better with this car.

minerva996turboruf1d I like the overall look of this vehicle, its a nice combination of subtle and agressive looks and the rare paint to sample color is very unique. This Turbo currently has 34k miles on the odometer and has an asking price of $108k making it an extremely expensive 996. It does have very high quality modifications but I think it’ll take awhile to find a buyer if the vehicle is kept at this price point.

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From the seller:

Exterior
I have photos of before and after and expensive records. No accidents or prior paintwork of any kind. I had my shop prepare and paint the following to match the factory paint to sample.

RTurbo Front Fascia
RTurbo Aero Mirrors
Rear bumper with shaved bumperettes
New XPEL Clear bra on entire front – no chips, marks, dings, nothing!
-Car was clearbra’d it’s entire life, including the roof, doors, rear quarters but it was dulling so it’s completely detailed with just the front hood, bumper, and fenders
TechArt carbon fiber rear wing
Schild front trunk lid liner
Clear bra protected headlights
Clear bra protected windshield (just removed)

Interior
Freshly recovered graphite grey sport seats in full leather front and rear
Full leather interior from the factory in like new condition, smells new, no stains, etc
Alcantara steering wheel

Engine
ECU dyno tuned by Behe Performance 494 HP, 580 lbft torque
UMW hybrid turbos with 997 GT2 turbines
997 GT2 RS intercoolers
UMW 3″ intake pipes
Carbon Fiber dual snorkel airbox
Wevo engine mounts
5 bar fuel pressure regulator
7 coolant pipe insert welds
all new coolant hoses
GT2 fuel pump-new
Forge billet diverter valves
Samco silicon boost hoses
Europipe stage 2 quiet exhaust (Tips not installed in photos, ordered a fresh set)
997 power steering pump and reservoir
New O2 sensors, alternator, battery, boost control valve, manifold dual switch, fuel pump relay

Brakes
GT3 yellow 6 piston front calipers
GT3 yellow 4 piston rear calipers
Girodisc slotted 350mm rotors F&R
GT3 RS brake cooling ducts
Brake caliper puck retainers
Pagid race pads-yellow fronts, black rears

Wheels
Champion Motorsports RG184 19×8.5 Fronts 19×12 Rears (forged and lightweight as well as pricey)
-I am offering to replace these with brand new RUF 5 spokes at no charge
Bridgestone RE11’s with 70% tread depth

Suspension
Lowered to 109mm front, 119mm rear
Moton Clubsport 2 way adjustable shocks
Mode camber plates
450 front- 700 rear spring set
TPC front and rear sway bars
TRG front and rear drop links
GT3 lower control arms
RSS front adjustable upper control arms
front adjustable steer arms with bump steer fix
rear adjustable upper control arms
rear adjustable toe steer arms
rear locking plates

Transmission
Proactively rebuilt and reinforced 6 speed Steel synchros 3rd, 4th, and 5th gears
2nd gear detent
997 shifter
997 trans mount
Lightweight flywheel
Sachs sport clutch
New accumulator and clutch slave