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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Premium Coupe
Production years: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

The 997 Carrera made its way back toward the performance factor and lost some of the comfort given by its predecessor, the 996, which was not that much loved by the Porsche fans.

Porsche 911 was one of the most famous sports cars. Its concept of rear-engine and rear-wheel-drive was unique on the market. The biggest change in the car's configuration was when the water-cooled engines replaced the older air-cooled models. The German car-maker unveiled the 997 model at the 2004 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The 997 version kept the 996 shapes but, apart from the roof, all the other body panels were changed. The most obvious difference was at the headlights. While the 996 featured the turn-signals under the same lens with the main lamps, the 997 moved them into the bumper.

Inside, the 2+2 coupe looked similar, but with more differences. There was a new steering wheel, a new infotainment system on the center stack, and new sport-bucket seats. With 6 airbags installed, the 997 generation was safer than its predecessors. The Porsche Communication Management included a DVD-based navigation system and a 9-speaker stereo system, offered as an option or, as a second option, a Bose 13 speaker.

The Carrera 2 featured a 3.6-liter flat-six engine mounted in the rear, same as the 996. It was mated to a new 6-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic.

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PORSCHE 911 Carrera (997) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
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  • 3.6
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PORSCHE 911 Carrera (997) 3.6

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.6
Cylinders
B6
Displacement
3596 cm3
Power
239 KW @ 6800 RPM
325 HP @ 6800 RPM
321 BHP @ 6800 RPM
Torque
273 lb-ft @ 4250 RPM
370 Nm @ 4250 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
177 mph (285 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Manual, 6 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/40 R18Z (front) - 265/40 R18Z (rear)
DIMENSIONS
Length
174.3 in (4427 mm)
Width
71.2 in (1808 mm)
Height
51.6 in (1311 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.5/60.4 in (1,486/1,534 mm)
Wheelbase
92.5 in (2350 mm)
Cargo Volume
4.8 cuFT (136 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.28
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3075 lbs (1395 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3990 lbs (1810 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
14.6 mpg US (16.1 L/100Km)
Highway
29 mpg US (8.1 L/100Km)
Combined
21.4 mpg US (11 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
266 g/km
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