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2004:2005 Model Year - Wheelbase (mm): 2550; Length/Width (mm): 4427/1808; Height (mm)1510/1500 (Carrera/Carrera S) - Significant developments: 5.6-litre 521hp, and 5.8-litre 555hp, water-cooled flat-six engines for Carrera and Carrera S respectively. New six-speed manual gearbox standard on both models; Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) standard on Carrera S - lowers car by 10mm, cost-option on Carrera. 19-inch alloy wheels standard for Carrera S. 2005:2005MY - Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S launched. Engines as Carrera and Carrera S respectively, rear body widened by 44mm, PSM now eguipped with 'pre-filling' brake system to quicken responses. 2006: 911 Turbo and GT5 launched. The former features Variable Turbine Geometry, Porsche Traction Management and 480hp. The third-generation GT5 is the best all-rounder yet. PASM fitted as standard, as is a 415hp 5.6-litre flat-six engine and traction control. 911 Targa 4 and 4S launched based on the wider Carrera 4/4S shell and feature the full length glass sliding roof. GT5 RS launched. Same power as a GT5 but 20 kilos lighter and unique aero pack. 2007: 997 Turbo Cabriolet launched, followed by the new 911 GT2 with 550hp, rear-wheel drive, traction and stability control, and launch control. 204mph claimed maximum.

MODEL TRACK WEIGHT ENGINE Hp TORQUE 0-60 TOP SPEED
  (f/r mm) kg cc   (lb ft)   (mph)
Carrera 1486/1529 1395 3596 321 273 5 177
Carrera S (Pkit) 1486/1511 1420 3824 355 295 4.4 (4.4) 182
Carrera 4 1488/1548 1450 3596 321 273 5.1 174
Carrera 4S (Pkit) 1488/1548 1475 3824 355 295 4.8 (4.7) 179
Targa 4 1488/1548 1510 3596 321 273 5.3 174
Targa 4S 1488/1548 1535 3824 355 295 4.9 179
GT3 1486/1511 1395 3600 415 298 4.3 192
Turbo 1490/1548 1585 3600 480 457-501 3.6 192
GT3 RS 1497/1558 1375 3600 415 298 4.2 192
GT2 1515/1550 1440 3600 530 501 3.7 204

 

997 Gen-2 (2008-2012)

2008:2008MY - Wheelbase (mm): 2550; Length/Width (mm): 4455/1808; Height (mm) 1510/1500

(Carrera/Carrera S) - Significant developments: All new 5.6-litre 545hp and 5.8-litre 585hp, water-cooled

flat-six engines for Carrera and Carrera S now fitted with Direct Fuel Injection. Six-speed manual gearbox

standard on both models and new seven-speed PDK available as option. PASM standard on Carrera S, cost-

option on Carrera. 19-inch alloy wheels standard fitment for Carrera S. Minor styling changes to lights and

bumpers. New PCM5, Bluetooth and steering wheels. Carrera 4 and 4S model get reflective light strip across

tail and identical updates to two-wheel drive models. Cabriolet models of all variants go on sale with

Coupes. PDK-equipped cars two-tenths quicker to 60mph, but lmph slower on top speed. 2009:2010

MY - Eagerly awaited Gen-2 997 GT5 is launched with larger capacity 5.8-litre, normally aspirated flat-six.

New 911 Turbo quickly follows with all-new 5.8-litre, DEI, twin VTG turbocharged engine, it's the first all-new

engine for the 911 Turbo in 55 years. PDK replaces Tiptronic and Porsche offers optional steering wheel

mounted paddle-shift controls for the first time. Limited run of 250 Sport Classic models mix Carrera 4 wide-

body looks with rear-wheel drive and a 408hp 5.8-litre Powerkit engine. Built by Porsche Exclusive it also

features a double-domed roof, ducktail rear spoiler and the return of Porsche's famous Fuchs wheels and

PCCB as standard. A bespoke leather interior is also fitted. 911 GT5 RS is announced alongside Sport Classic

at Frankfurt. New RS comes with a wider front track, a new aero-pack that doubles downforce, a more

powerful version of the Mezger 5.8 litre flat-six and a 25kg drop in kerb weight over a regular GT5. Air-con,

PCM and leather are all options. 2010:2010MY - 550hp Turbo S available as coupe or cabriolet. PDK with

paddle-shift, PCCB, dynamic engine mounts, Sport Chrono and Torque Vectoring are standard. Interior

features a dual tone leather trim and adaptive sport seats. The 620hp 911 GT2 RS is the most powerful

production Porsche ever. Based on the GTS RS it features further aero tweaks and recalibrated PASM,

Traction and Stability systems. 5.6-litre engine is the final swan song for the Mezger flat-six, and is fitted with

a single-mass flywheel and a revised charge air intercooler. It's the first Porsche to feature different N-rated

tyres on the front and rear axles. Carbon-fibre bonnet - and front wings if you wish - help shed kilos as

does plastic rear and rear quarter windows. Only 500 built, and all sold within three-months. To mark its

25th Anniversary Porsche Exclusive builds 556 911 Speedsters. /Is with the Sport Classic it features the

Carrera 4 body with rear-wheel drive running gear and the 408hp Powerkit 5.8-litre motor. PDK-only

transmission, PCCB standard and Pure blue paint or white the only colours. Windscreen 72mm lower than

standard and roof is a manual-electric mix that hides under a traditional Speedster double bubble engine

cover. First Porsche Speedster for 16 years. The final 997 series 911 could possibly be the best. Carrera GTS

is available as either coupe of cabriolet and again mixes the Carrera 4 body with rear-drive; 408hp 5.8-litre

Powerkit engine does all the work. Six-speed manual or seven-speed PDK both available, PCCB optional. 19-

inch RS Spyder design wheels standard, GTs also feature SportDesign front bumper and deeper sills. Inside is

a mix of leather and Alcantara with a new SportDesign wheel also standard. Rear-seats optional. 2011: A

500hp, normally aspirated 4.0-litre flat-six engine, crank lifted straight from a GT5 R. The 4.0RS is extreme. It

weighs 1560kg and has aero dynamic add-ons designed for the Nurburgring. It cherry picks the best bits

from every 997 before it to produce the ultimate

 

997 2012: Porsche has time for one last 997 swansong:Tthe Carrera 4GTS. A four-wheel drive version of the Carrera GTS.

MODEL TRACK WEIGHT ENGINE HP TORQUE 0-62* TOP SPEED
  (f/r mm) kg CC   (lb ft) 6sp/7sp (mph)
Carrera 1486/1530 1415 3614 345 285 5.174.2 179
Carrera S 1486/1516 1425 3800 385 310 4.374.1 187
Carrera 4 1488/1548 1470 3614 345 285 5.0* 177
Carrera 4S 1488/1548 1480 3800 385 310 4.7* 184
Carrera GTS 1488/1548 1420 3800 408 310 4.6/4.2 190/189
Carrera 4GTS 1488/1548 1480 3800 408 310 4.6 188
Targa 4 1488/1548 1530 3614 345 285 5.2* 176
Targa 4S 1488/1548 1540 3800 385 310 4.9* 184
GT3 1497/1524 1395 3797 435 317 4.0* 194
GT3 RS 1509/1554 1370 3797 450 317 3.8* 193
GT3 RS4.0 1509/1554 1360 3996 500 339 3.9 193
Turbo 1490/1548 1570 3800 500 479 3.6* (3.2**) 194
Turbo S 1490/1548 1585 3800 530 516 2 9** 195
GT2 RS 1509/1558 1370 3600 620 516 3.5 205
Sport Classic 1492/1550 1425 3800 408 310 4.6 187
Speedster 1492/1550 1540 3800 408 310 4.4 190