These two iterations of the Porsche 996 Turbo bring the power and feather-light quality of a Formula 1 racer to the street. However, such muscle and minimalism has been known to make cars take flight. Fortunately, the Porsche 996 Turbo wing acts with enough downforce to keep the car grounded at high speeds.
Porsche 996 911 Turbo. All-wheel drive, twin turbos, and a water cooled flat-six. The 996 generation 911 Turbo brought the car into the modern world of refinement, bringing drivers to warp speeds from the comfort of a heated seat.
Porsche 996 Turbo, sectioned for display purposes The Porsche 996 was a new design penned Pinky Lai under Porsche design chief Harm Lagaay ; it was the first 911 that was completely redesigned, and carried over little from its predecessor.
In Porsche collecting circles, right now even a few months seems like an eternity. I originally wrote this article in 2011. In March 2016, I updated it to reflect the changes in attitudes towards the 886 Turbo.
But the 996 Turbo used a different engine design, free from IMS faults, free from any issues, really, except the one that comes when you're cruising down the highway, open road ahead of you ...
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Porsche 996 Turbo buying checkpoints The 911 Turbo is truly the stuff of legend, offering genuine supercar performance in a compact and practical package. In its early versions it was also ...
Porsche 996 Turbo 'S' Cabriolet 3.6 Manual X50 Powerkit Just 90 RHD Turbo S Cabriolet produced with just a handful being the more desirable Manual.
The Type 996 spawned over a dozen variations, including an all-wheel-drive Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S (the latter which had a 'Turbo look') models, the club racing-oriented GT3 and GT3 RS instead of a Carrera RS variant and the forced-induction 996 Turbo and GT2.