The water-cooled Type 996 replaced the air-cooled engine used in the 911 for 34 years. This was also the first major re-design to the body shell. The 996 styling shared its front end with Porsche's mid engined Boxster. The Carrera model had a 0.30 coefficient of drag. The Type 996 spawned over a dozen variations, including all-wheel-drive Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S (which had a 'Turbo look') models, the club racing-oriented GT3, and the forced-induction 996 Turbo and GT2. The Carrera and Carrera 4 underwent revisions for model year 2002, receiving clear lens front and rear indicator lights which were first seen on the Turbo version two years earlier. This allowed the 911 to be more distinguishable from the Boxster. A mildly revised front fascia was also introduced, though the basic architecture remained.
Engine displacement was 3.4 L and power 300 PS featuring dry sump technology and variable valve timing, increased in 2002 to 3.6 L and 320 PS. The roof system on the convertible transformed the car from a coupé to a roadster in 19 seconds. The car is equipped with a rear spoiler that raises at speeds over 75 mph. Starting from the models with water-cooled engines, 911 Carreras do not come with rear limited-slip differential, except the 40th Anniversary 911, GT2, GT3 and Turbo. The exception would be for 1999 where the limited-slip differential was available as option code 220.
Porsche 911 Turbo ( 996 ) Manual, Described by many as the 911 to have. The demand and price for these have increased with lower mileage cars fetching from mid fifties Plus.
Full Service History, Porsche OPC & Porsche Specialist. Major Service carried out 6/6/15. Lots of Bills and invoices to back up work carried out inc Brakes & Discs. Spare keys, Porsche service book. Mot until August 2017. This car never disappoints to put a smile on your face.