... but i have have to ask ... are you driving like a granny for the clutch to last 96k+ miles?? I'll get my coat if this is counted as normal by others. I'm sure you were doing well to get 40k+ on a hypercar ... or is it an auto that helps it to this mileage?
The car is a 6-speed manual.
Frankly, I think it is not normal -- at least based on my experience -- for these cars to have their clutches not last longer than some report.
Anyhow, I don't think I drive the Turbo like a granny.
'course, I don't, well, rarely, very rarely engage in stop light gran prix races, and I do not otherwise engage in reckless driving and generally try (ahem) to behave myself at all times. (I'll not tell you about the M-B SL 65 AMG the other night on the way home. God I want to own a car with a V12 engine...)
I've driven powerful cars before. Not super cars mind you, but (USA) cars (coupes) with a big engine (V8), manual transmission, and plenty of power and torque. In fact, I prefer them. They are generally easy to drive as long as one keeps in his mind what power is under his right foot and the engines (and drive trains) are robust because they aren't stressed very much as long as one isn't thrashing the car about like a mad man.
Driven reasonably they often deliver pretty good (for a car with a big engine) gas mileage. The 6.0l GTO with 400hp/400lbft would deliver 26/27mph on long drives at some speed as long as I was good and kept the pace steady and didn't go crazy passing other traffic. But oh would it pass traffic.
The Turbo too delivers pretty good gas mileage about the same in fact as the GTO.
More on that stress thing: Based on my observation it takes around 40hp to move either my Boxster or my Turbo down a flat road with no head wind (no real wind of any kind) and keeping a steady and not too fast cruising speed.
For the Boxster (~220hp), that 40hp represents around 20% of the engine's total output. For the Turbo (420hp) around 10%. Which engine is working harder, stressed more?
As for the clutch both cars have very communicative clutches though the Boxster is a better clutch because it is not boosted as is the Turbo clutch, which is a bit overboosted and as a result lacks some of the feel the Boxster clutch has. However, it doesn't take much mental energy to adapt when I switch from car to car and the Turbo is easy to move off from a stop. I pride myself on my smooth low rpm take off in my Turbo (and Boxster).
'course, most other cars can leave the line quicker than my Turbo. Even smaller cars, less powerful cars, courtesy of an automatic and a driver with a heavy right foot. But if I wanted to I could easily smoke most cars off the line. I'm just not willing to subject my Turbo to that treatment for the sake of confirming what I already know: The Turbo is a very powerful and fast car, faster than all but a handful of other cars on the road.
Might add I'm not the only one to note that generally Porsches can deliver good clutch life along with brake life and so on.(Might add the brakes on the Turbo are original though the rotors and pads are getting thin, maybe they'll need doing around the 100K mile mark).
Anyhow, I read some UK published car mags which once in a while have a story on an exotic car club all of which have a good selection of exotic cars, including of course various Porsches. Invariably the Porsches come in for praise for needing the least amount of upkeep. While other brands require clutches (sometimes in under 10K miles), camshaft belts, brakes, and even attention to other drivetrain hardware, the Porsches require just regular services and that's about it.