In 2000 the Porsche 911 Turbo (996) (996TT) was released and hailed by many in the press as the greatest car ever made. The new 996 Turbo’s most obvious change was going from the air-cooled power plant to a water-cooled one. This new 3.6-liter twin turbo engine still had dry sump but also used water to cool it. Although the new 911 Turbo came stock with 420hp it was essentially a de-tuned race engine taken from Porsche’s successful GT1 platform, making this model a favorite among the modifying community. The power was put to the tires through Porsche’s all wheel drive system that was also available in the Carrera 4, capable of putting as little as 5% or as much as 40% of the power to the front wheels The 996TT came with a 6 speed transmission or optional 5 speed Tiptronic automatic one. The styling came in traditional wide Turbo body with a somewhat muted rear spoiler compared to previous models that would raise at speed(known to fail over time). This Porsche 911 Turbo was one of the first sports cars where the stock stability management system actually improved lap times at the track. This 911 is truly a rocket ship and its power must be respected or a driver could get in trouble extremely quick.
2000-2005 Porsche 911 Turbo (996) (996TT) Specifications Specs:
Engine Capacity: 3600cc
Compression ratio: 9.4:1
Maximum Power: 420hp @ 6000rpm
Maximum Torque: 413 ft-lbs @ 2700 to 4600rpm
Brakes: Front: 330mm discs; rear: 330mm 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: 18x8J with 225/40ZR18 tyres. Rear: 18x11J with 295/30ZR18 tires
Length: 175″ inches
Width: 72″ inches
Weight: 3395 lbs (coupe)
0-60 mph: 4.2 seconds
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