This Porsche 911 Turbo with 1 million kilometers is the best proof that using a supercar as a daily car is possible


Thinking of using a supercar as a daily car may sound crazy due to cost, comfort or even reliability, and in fact very few of these cars ever exceed even 50,000 km in their entire lives. But someone in the United States decided to use a Porsche 911 Turbo as his daily car, already managing to exceed a million kilometers and being willing to continue with this adventure to one day reach who knows what figure on his odometer.

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As we said, when we talk about supercars, it is extremely rare to find copies that have long kilometers on their odometer . There are several explanations for this, but the main one has to do with the cost of use/maintenance that this type of car entails.

  • although the lack of comfort of these cars to be used daily is no less important, both for the comfort of the vehicle in terms of driving, as well as for everything that means talking about a daily car: access to the passenger compartment, maneuverability, trunk, visibility, parking, etc. 
  • Nor should we forget about reliability, because although the landscape has changed a lot over time, in the past, any car that spoke of high performance and regular use was a guaranteed - and frequent - visit to the workshop..

Few cars, even more sports cars, can boast of reaching a million kilometers in such good shape.

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But from time to time a strange case appears that fulfills that of the exception to the rule. Through the Apex Automotive Facebook group and the colleagues at Carscoops , we have been able to learn the story of Tom Thalmann and his Porsche 911 Turbo of the 996 generation . 

After the last update published on the Apex page on 11/21/2022, this unit of the 911 Turbo has already accumulated 676,854 miles on its odometer, which means talking about 1,089,291 km... and going up .


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The most curious thing about this case is that the mechanical history of this 911 Turbo has been revealed, discovering that in its entire life, it has only needed the obligatory maintenance tasks and a single major repair . 

When the car had just over 616,000 km, the 420 CV 3.6 Biturbo engine was removed for a more thorough inspection, to fix some oil leaks and replace the turbochargers. With the flat-six out of the car, vital internal components were inspected for looseness or possible damage, but surprisingly no wear or issues were discovered that needed repair or replacement.

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So ultimately, this Porsche 911 Turbo has more than demonstrated that using a supercar as a daily car is possible. Obviously, just imagining the fuel cost after that million kilometers is scary, but it is also true that few cars can boast of having done a million kilometers in such good shape .

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