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The whole nomenclature thing is a bit misleading. These cars were never badged "S" in the US. In the UK the SE stood for Sport Equipment and included all the bits mentioned.

The car in the pictures definitely does not have a Turbo S front bumper. Bumpers for all cars were the same. I think valence is what they were trying to say but in the US the valence was the same as for any other turbo. ROW cars had front mounted oil coolers which drove the valence that was referred to. US cars were not allowed to have front mounter oil coolers so no different valence.

Also, while the car in the pictures does have a quad exhaust, it is not the factory exhaust associated with the higher performance motor. It's an adaptation of the standard exhaust in that the tailpipes are the same as the regular turbo version.

You can look at your intercooler as well to confirm that you have a regular 930.

As they say pics are worth a thousand words:

The factory valence:

The factory quad exhaust:

Close up of the larger capacity intercooler:
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