Dr. Wolfgang Porsche's 993 Turbo S Is a Green Dream

Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, 356-creator Ferry Porsche's youngest son, just turned 75. As you'd expect, his collection includes multiple rare Porsches, but these five are his favorites.

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Wolfgang Porsche is the youngest brother of 911-creator Butzi Porsche, designer of the 911. That also makes him the youngest grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, but it's not like Wolfgang saw much of the professor.

After returning from a French prison where he was accused of war crimes, Ferdinand senior had health troubles. Yet he didn't stop, giving the children the impression that he was always driving off or just arriving from somewhere. When he finally found some time to take Wolfgang to the movies, by the end, grandpa Porsche had usually dozed off.

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Wolfgang Porsche (front) in 1950 at the age of seven with his father, Ferry, and brothers Hans-Peter (left), Gerhard (right), and Ferdinand Alexander (in sunglasses), and a 356 Coupé.
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Two decades later in 1972, Ferry Porsche decided to have the family withdraw from managing the company. Wolfgang was the only family member who didn’t have to step down because, as the youngest, he hadn’t yet actively joined the board. Still, following a traineeship at a bank, he became a businessman.

He spent twenty-seven years importing Yamaha motorcycles to Austria and Hungary, gaining additional practical experience in the automotive industry by working for Daimler-Benz in Stuttgart from 1976 to 1981. Following that period, he only joined the Supervisory Board of Porsche at his father’s behest. Ferry Porsche died on March 27, 1998. Wolfgang, the youngest member of the third generation was soon selected to be the family’s spokesman.

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While his father might have believed that the latest model was always the best, Wolfgang's garage begs to differ. His collection includes everything from rare 356s to a Steyr-Puch Haflinger, but for the last episode of season 2 of Porsche's Top Five, the team has asked him to come up with a best of at his home in Zell am See.

A 2003 Carrera GT with its 612 hp racing engine and wooden shift knob straight out of the Le Mans prototypes? Hell yeah. A Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid from last year? Well, you can't ask for a nicer daily driver. A 356 America Roadster from 1952? Sports cars don't get much lighter and airier than that. A 1962 356 Carrera 2000? The 911 before the 911, and the only Porsche called "a pregnant cat". Auspuff, gut!

Yet there's something special about the 1993 Turbo S. It's the last of the air-cooled beasts, the final small 911 with all the performance the nineties could throw at you. Such a machine is not just fast, it's bonkers with brakes that are no match for the turbo power. No wonder why at 75, Wolfgang is still a fan of this "family green" 911.

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