2000 Porsche 996 Millennium Edition from Weekend Rides.
The 2000 Millennium was acquired by Weekend Rides as an Easy left front accident. This 996 Millennium Edition coupe is finished in Violettchromaflair, a metallic which appears darker black and deep plumb. This is a rare factory color only used on the Millennium Editions. With a gorgeous tan interior with the correct Millennium color inside and its mahogany accents, six speed transmission, it runs and drives and had been repaired on the Celette by Damon of Series 900 for us. We are offering it at time of this posting unpainted however it is scheduled for our next Porsche to be refinished. The Millennium has a LN Engineering record of its updated IMS.
The Type 996 introduced in 1998 represented two major changes for the venerable 911 lineage: a water-cooled flat-6 engine replaced the popular air-cooled engine used in the 911 for 34 years, and the body shell received its first major re-design. Changing to a water-cooled engine was controversial with Porsche traditionalists, who noted this as the end of the ‘true’ 911.
The 996 styling shared its front end with Porsche’s mid engined Boxster. Pinky Lai’s work on the exterior won international design awards between 1997 and 2003.
The Carrera variant had a 0.30 coefficient of drag. The interior was criticized for its plainness and its lack of relationship to prior 911 interiors, although this came largely from owners of older 911s.
The Type 996 spawned over a dozen variations, including an all-wheel-drive Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S (the latter which had a ‘Turbo look’) models, the club racing-oriented GT3and GT3 RS instead of a Carrera RS variant and the forced-induction 996 Turbo and GT2. The Turbo, which was four-wheel-drive and twin-turbocharged, often made appearances in magazines’ lists of the best cars on sale.
The Carrera and Carrera 4 underwent revisions for model year 2002, receiving clear lens front and rear indicator lights which were first seen on the Turbo version two years earlier. This allowed the 911 to be more distinguishable from the Boxster. A mildly revised front fascia was also introduced, though the basic architecture remained.
Engine displacement was 3.4 L and power was 300 PS (221 kW; 296 hp) featuring a change to an “integrated dry sump” design and variable valve timing. The displacement was increased in 2002 to 3.6 L and power received an increase to 320 PS (235 kW).
The folding roof mechanism on the convertible variants required 19 seconds for operation. An electronically adjustable rear spoiler was installed that raised at speeds over 120 km/h (75 mph). It could also be raised manually by means of an electric switch.
Starting from the models with water-cooled engines, all variants of the 911 Carrera do not come with rear limited-slip differential, except the 40th Anniversary 911, GT2, GT3 and Turbo. The exception would be for MY1999 where the limited-slip differential was available as option code 220.
996 GT3 Versions (1999–2004)
996 GT3 RS
Porsche released a road legal GT3 version of the 996 series which was derived from the company’s racing car used in the GT3 class racing. Simply called GT3, the car featured lightweight materials including thinner windows and deletion of the rear seats. The GT3 was a lighter and more focused design with the emphasis on handling and performance, a concept that dates back to the 1973 Carrera RS. The suspension ride height was lowered and tuned for responsiveness over compliance and comfort. These revisions improved handling and steering. Of more significance was the engine used in the GT3. Instead of using a version of the water-cooled units found in other 996s, the naturally aspirated engine was derived from the Porsche 911 GT1 ’98 sports-prototype racing car and featured lightweight materials which enabled the engine to have higher rpm.
The engine used was a naturally aspirated 3,600 cc (3.6 L) flat-six (F6) rather than the engine from the pre-facelift and revised Carrera. It produced 360 bhp (268 kW; 365 PS) at first and later improved to 381 bhp (284 kW; 386 PS) at the end of the 996 series’ revision.
996 Turbo (2001–2005)
996 Turbo X50
996 Turbo S
In 2000, Porsche launched the Turbocharged version of the Type 996 for MY 2001. Like the GT3, the new Turbo engine was derived from the engine used in the 911 GT1 and, like its predecessor, featured twin-turbos and now developed 420 PS (309 kW; 414 hp).
Also like its predecessor, the new Turbo was only available with all-wheel drive. In 2002, the X50 package was available that boosted the engine output to 450 PS (331 kW; 444 hp) with 620 N·m (457 lb·ftf) of torque across a wide section of the power band. With the X50 package, the car could accelerate from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) in 3.91 seconds. Later on toward the end of the 996 life cycle, the Turbo S nameplate also returned with the debut of the cabriolet variant as well. The Turbo S boasted even more power— 450 PS (331 kW) and 620 N·m (457 lb·ftf)— than the regular Turbo courtesy of the X50 package being standard. The Turbo S was limited to 1,500 units worldwide. The Turbo can attain a top speed of 189 mph (304 km/h).
The styling was more individual than the previous generations of the Turbo. Along with the traditional wider rear wing, the 996 Turbo had different front lights and bumpers when compared to the Carrera and Carrera 4. The rear bumper had air vents reminiscent of those on the Porsche 959 and there were large vents on the front bumper.
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