996 (911: 1999-2005)
In 1998, Porsche unveiled its first all-new 911 in four decades — and it was water cooled.
From the magazine
We look at a long-time track-day fan’s tricked out 996 GT3.
The Road Less Traveled
This 4.2-liter 996 GT3 is one part race car and one part daily driver.
Over the River & Through the Woods
A standard 2000 996 Carrera is transformed into a rally racing machine.
A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
This trick 996 Cup car barely missed scoring victory in the 2004 Daytona 24.
We look back on and drive the 996 GT3 RS that won its class at Le Mans in 2002.
Fourth Time’s a Charm
A search for a fast but more affordable used Porsche leads to this 996 Carrera 4S.
What happens when you buy a 996 that’s got 243,000+ miles on the odometer?
The Sweet Spot
A powerful yet civil tuned 996 Turbo
Wild & Fast 996 Turbo
2004 911 Carrera ...
2004 911 C-4S Cabrio
1999 911 Carrera ...
2004 911 Turbo
2002 996 C2 Cab
2003 911 Turbo
For the Full Report On the 996...
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