The 996 generation of the Porsche 911, introduced for the 1999
model year, was the most radical change for Germany's sports car
since the model's debut in 1963, mostly for one simple reason.
Generations of 356 and 911 owners had associated Porsche with
air-cooled engines, but with the 996, Porsche's signature model
would from then-on be a water-cooled car. The engine itself was
largely the same unit as in the Porsche 986 Boxster, but with a
10.5 mm larger bore and 6 mm longer stroke for a total of 3,387 cc
as well as larger valves. It was smaller than the 3.6-liter unit of
the 993, but with four valves per cylinder, VarioCam control and
numerous other advances, the 3.4 was both more powerful and more
efficient than the engine it replaced. On the inside, drivers
experienced an entirely new cockpit. Driving comfort now also
played a greater role alongside the typical sporty characteristics.
With the 996 Porsche launched an unprecedented product offensive
with a whole series of new variations.
This example is finished in silver with a black leather interior. It is equipped with the optional 6-speed manual transmission and has the aero kit, which brought the total sticker price to $70,400 in 1999. It is powered by a flat 6 port injected engine that produces 296 horsepower. It had a top speed of 174 miles per hour and 0-62 time of 5.2 seconds. It was an elegant and powerful automobile that has been properly maintained and serviced and is presented with a clean Carfax.