– German approval
– BBS SR alloy wheels
– Air conditioning
– Leather sports seats with seat heating
– 3-spoke leather steering wheel
– Original Porsche-Radio CDR-22
On February 20, 1992, the Porsche Board of Management gives the green light for the development of a new, revolutionary 911: The 996 will be the first series-produced 911 to be equipped with a water-cooled boxer engine. 1997: The new 911 appears, sharing 38 percent of the components with the smaller Boxster. 1998: The 996 convertible makes its debut in April, followed in October by the Carrera 4 with four-wheel drive. For the 1999 model year, the “fried egg” headlights are abolished, the indicators are now white. 2000: The successor of the 993 RS is called 996 GT 3, the vacuum cleaner delivers 360 HP. The new 996 Turbo delivers 420 hp and forms the basis for the GT2 with 3.6-litre biturbo and 462 hp, top speed: 315 km/h. 2001: Facelift with new front and modified rear lights. The Carrera gets the headlights of the Turbo, cubic capacity and performance increase to 3.6 litres and 320 hp. The 996 Targa with a three-part glass roof and rear window that can be raised for the first time appears. 2002: GT3 and GT2 are revised. 2003: Turbo Cabrio and GT3 RS are new. 2004: The Turbo S (450 PS) is the last 996 line-up. 2005: With the last Turbo the 996 production ends after more than 177,000 cars.