In 1999 the Porsche 996 3.4 liter (911) Carrera was released with one major difference over all previous 911s, it was water-cooled. Porsche had pushed the limits on the air cooled legendary flat 6 engine for over 30 years, going from 130hp to over 300hp (over 400hp in the turbo models) and it was time to make some major changes so they could keep with the growing power and emissions needs of the times.
Porsche’s first go at the water-cooled power plant for the new 911 Carrera was with the 3.4 liter which produced 300hp. The design of the 996 was also a large step ahead of the previous 993; it was longer, smoother and more comfortable. To many enthusiasts though, they believed the new Porsche 911 had come too far too fast, especially with the new headlights, which steered away from the traditional 911 round lights with a more oval look. All in all, Porsche produced more 996s then any other 911 in the past, so even with its faults it was still quite successful. The 1999 to 2001 3.4 liter Porsche 996 is known to have some potential serious engine failure issues so it is important to do your homework.
1999-2001 Porsche 996 3.4 liter (911) Carrera Specifications Specs:
Engine Capacity: 3387cc
Compression ratio: 11.3:1
Maximum Power: 300hp @ 6800rpm
Maximum Torque: 258ft-lb @ 4600rpm
Brakes: Front: 318mm discs; rear: 299mm discs. Servo assisted with ABS
Suspension: Front: Lower wishbones and MacPherson struts with combined coil springs and dampers, plus anti-roll bar Rear: Multilink with combined coil springs and dampers, plus anti-roll bar
Wheels & Tires: Front: 17x7J with 205/50ZR17 tires. Rear: 17x9J with 255/40ZR17 tires (18-inch rims optional)
Length: 174″ inches
Width: 70″ inches
Weight: 2910 lbs coupe
0-60 mph: 4.9 seconds
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