Getting together with my buddies is like an exercise in futility at times. You see we generally meet up early on Sunday mornings, go for a quick 200 mile drive and then stop for breakfast to discuss the ins and outs of the automotive spectrum as we know it. On our last outing and over a generous portion of chicken fried steak, we talked about our dream garages and more specifically what would reside in them. Now while this is a topic that we’ve covered many times before, it never ceases to amaze me that by the end of our conversation we’ve all added at least one more bay to our garage. We talked of Ferrari’s, Audi’s and the occasional muscle car, but when it came time for me to choose there was only one car I could think of. That being the Porsche 911 964 3.6 Turbo that was built for the 1993/94 model year.
The 911 3.6 Turbo is a car that, when released in 1993 had few rivals. Power came from an air-cooled 3.6-liter turbocharged flat-six engine that pumped out 360 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque through a 5-speed manual transmission. This meant 0-60 mph times in just a tick over 4 seconds and a top speed of around 175 mph.
Where the power of the car was intoxicating, the looks of this beast made it completely lust worthy, in fact this was one of the first production based cars to come stock with 18-inch wheels. For me the 1994 Porsche 964 3.6 Turbo was, and is one of the coolest, meanest and best styled Porsche’s ever created. Maybe it’s because it marked the last of the 964 series of Porsche 911’s (1990-1994), or maybe it’s because it was the hero car in Michael Bay’s 1995 “Bad Boys”. Whatever the reason, I know that I desperately want one some day, drenched in oil slick black paint and sitting next the Charger in my garage.