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  Porsche 996 Carrera
1997 - 2005
Porsche 996 Carrera
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Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Sportscar
Body 2 Door 2+2 Seat
Coupe
Layout Rear Engine
4 Wheel Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
6 Speed Automatic
Number Built  
Engine
Type Conventional
Details Flat 6
Capacity
220 in3 
Max Power
320 bhp @6800rpm 
Max Torque
270 lb/ft @4300rpm 
Power to Weight
242 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
204 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 89 bhp/litre 
Compression 11.3:1 
Bore x Stroke
3.78 X 3.07 in 
Fuel Cons
26 mpg 
Emissions 277 g/Km Co2 
Performance
Top Speed
177 mph 
0 - 30 mph
1.7 sec 
0 - 60 mph
4.7 sec 
0 - 100 mph
10.2 sec 
0 - 124 mph
19.6 sec 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
3.8 sec 
Standing qtr Mile
13.0sec @111mph 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
16.6 sec 
Ring Lap Time 7 min 59 sec 
Lateral Accn 1.10 g 
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
174.4 in 
Width
69.5 in 
Height
51.0 in 
Weight
2965 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 8 X 18
11 X 18 
Tyres (F/R) 225/40 ZR18
285/30 ZR18 
Fuel Capacity
14.1 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £10000 - £30000
 
Profile

The 996, the fifth generation of the near 40 year old 911, attracted mixed feelings on its 1997 launch. The impression was of a car 'softened' to be more GT than raw sports car. While this may be partly true, the water cooled 996 was in fact faster and better handling than it's predecessor the 993. Ride quality was superb and the bane of the 911 since its creation, the cabin, was revamped making it roomier and more ergonomic in design.

The 2 wheel drive 996 was quickly followed by the Carrera 4 with 4-wheel drive and the superb PSM stability system, offering unobtrusive 'foolproof' handling.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
79% 77% 27% 16
Ranks 37 of 771 Ranks 151 of 771 Ranks 27 of 771 Ranks 87 of 771

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Variants
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996 Carrera

(320 bhp)


996 Turbo

(420 bhp)


996 GT3

(360 bhp)
 


996 GT2

(475 bhp)


996 GT3 RS

(381 bhp)


996 Turbo S

(450 bhp)
 

Lineage
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911 Carrera 3.2

(1984 - 1989)
  

964 Carrera

(1989 - 1994)
  

993 Carrera

(1994 - 1997)
  

996 Carrera

(1997 - 2005)
  

997 Carrera

(2005 - 2012)
 
  

991 Carrera

(2011 - 2015)

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