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      Porsche built 155 X88 option engines of which 51 are documented as having been installed in standard turbo models as a customer selectable option ('X88'). These cars are not officially 'Turbo S' and do not have the '36S' option. The upgraded cars include 13 RHD.  
         
  The Cars by VIN#

470062 470064 470086 470089 470131
470153 470165 470212 470238 470251
470252 470257 470261 470272 470275
470281 470289 470304 470305 470320
470337 470350 470352 470357 470358
470364 470367 470372 470373 470379
470380 470389 470391 470393 470400
470403 470410 470412 470415 470418
470420 470421 470424 470431 470440
470444 470446 470460 470463 480451
480457

Unidentified X88 Option

Country of Delivery Count

Canada - 2
France - 2
Germany - 30
New Zealand - 1
Saudi Arabia - 1
Singapore - 10
Switzerland - 3
United Kingdom - 2

Production and Delivery Data

Earliest Completed Production Date - August 23, 1993 (VIN 470086)
Latest Completed Production Date - February 11, 1994 (VIN 470444)
Earliest Vehicle Delivery Date - September 27, 1993 (VIN 470089)
Latest Vehicle Delivery Date - November 7, 1995 (VIN 470337)

Exterior Color Count

Black - 4
Black Metallic -11
Guards Red - 6
Midnight Blue Metallic - 8
Paint to Sample Color Unknown - 6
Paint to Sample Horizon Blue - 1
Paint to Sample Ferrari Yellow - 1
Paint to Sample Prior Year Color - 2
Polar Silver Metallic - 6
Slate Gray Metallic - 1
Speed Yellow - 5

Facts, Rumors and Myths?

# 1 The X88 engine was not offered as a separate option in Japan (other than as part of the X83 option) and in the USA was only available as part of the Package model (and as part of the X85 option).

# 2 Other than interior and exterior colors, all cars ordered for Singapore delivery had the identical option order codes except for the addition or deletion of options 650 (electric sunroof), 692 (remote CD changer), and X26 (full leather steering wheel).

# 3 VIN 470165 has option code 740 'exhibition vehicle' indicating that the car may have been used for regional auto shows.

# 4 VIN 480451 and 480457, both for Canada delivery, are the only non-ROW X88 option cars.

# 5 VIN 470351 located in New Zealand, not an official X88 optioned car, may have had an X88 option engine installed at the factory.

# 6 In the mid 1990’s, up until the Asian financial crisis in 1997, the Sultan of Brunei and his brother Prince Jefri and family amassed the largest auto collection in the world. All of the 3.6 Turbo’s purchased featured the X88 option. The following nine X88 VIN’s were purchased by and are in or were in the collection: 470165, 470289, 470304, 470305, 470320, 470358, 470367, 470373, 470440.

 

 


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