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2001 Porsche 996 Turbo SOLD

By August 27, 2018January 5th, 2020No Comments

2001 Porsche 996 Turbo – Sold by Weekend Rides.

Finished in Seal Gray with Black alcantar headliner and sunroof.

Some notable options are GT3 sport seats.

HRE 19 Inch Rims wearing 305/3/Zr19 Hankook Tires.


BBi Exhaust and GT2 style rear spoiler.

This Turbo has No old accidents, clean carfax and has a current Pa state inspection.  The 996T has 81k miles and a smooth shifting 6 speed.  Some options include carbon package and Navigation.

The 996 of course comes with a stack of prior owners service records.

Recently fully serviced by Weekend Rides and ready to be enjoyed.

The Porsche 996 is the internal designation for the Porsche 911 model manufactured with first model year 1998 and last 2004. [1]It was replaced by the Type 997 in model year 2005.

The 996 had little in common with its predecessor, with the first new chassis platform since the original 911 and a new water-cooled engine. Technically, it was a major change, a complete breakaway from the original car other than overall layout.

Development was shared with its smaller brother, the roadster-only Boxster which appeared around the same time, including the front suspension, much of the interior, and the engine, all of which were enlarged for the 996. However the multi-link rear suspension, derived from the preceding 993, was different.

At its debut, the 996 featured the most significant change from the classic 911 series: a water-cooled engine replacing the previously air-cooled engine. Progressively stringent emissions and noise regulations, environmental concerns, a higher expectation for refinement and a high-performance 4 valve per cylinder engine made the switch necessary. Other major changes include a completely new platform having a sleeker body with a more raked windshield, and re-designed interior.
The Porsche 996 was a new design by Pinky Lai; the first new 911 that was completely redesigned, and carried over little from its predecessor. All new body work, interior, and the first water-cooled engine in a 911. The 996 replaced the 993 from which only the front suspension, rear multi-link suspension, and 6 speed gearbox were retained in revised form.

The first 996s were available as a coupé or cabriolet (Convertible) initially with rear wheel, or later, with four-wheel drive, and a 3.4 litre flat-6 naturally aspirated engine producing 296 bhp (224 kW). The cars had the same front end as the Boxster and Carrera owners complained long and loud about the “lower priced car that looked just like theirs did”, hence the headlight change for the Carrera in 2002. The design for these headlamps could be traced back to the Porsche Panamericana concept car.

In 2000, Porsche introduced the 996 Turbo, equipped with four-wheel-drive and a 3.6 litre, twin turbocharged and intercooled flat-six producing 420 bhp (309 kW), making the car capable of 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.2 seconds. An X50 option which included larger turbochargers and intercoolers along with revised engine control software became available from the factory in 2002, increasing power to 450 hp (336 kW). (Porsche produced a Turbo S in 2005, which also had the X50 option with 450 bhp, with the formerly optional Carbon fibre-reinforced Silicon Carbide (C/SiC) composite ceramic brakes (PCCB) as standard.)

In 2001, horsepower on the base Carrera model was increased by 4 bhp to 300 bhp. 2001 also marked the final year of production for the base Carrera 4 Coupe in narrow body format.

In 2002, the standard models underwent minor re-styling, which included switching to the Turbo-style headlamps and to a new front fascia. These were sometimes known as the Mk2 generation of the 996, or the 996.2. In addition, engine capacity was also increased to 3.6 litres across the range, yielding gains of 15 horsepower for the naturally aspirated models. 2002 also marked the start of the production of the 996 based Targa, with a sliding glass “green house” roof system like its Type 993 predecessor. Also in 2002, Carrera 4S model was first introduced. The C4S as it is commonly called, shares the wide-body look of the Turbo as well as the brakes and suspension.


The 996 Turbo debuted at the Frankfurt Auto show in September 1999. It went on sale in the US in summer of 2000 as a 2001 model. The turbo is powered by a water-cooled twin turbocharged/intercooled 3.6L H-6 derived from the 1998 LeMans winning GT-1 car. The engine produces 415 hp at 6,000 rpm and 415 lb·ft (563 N·m) of torque. It features all-wheel drive and was available with either a 6-speed manual or a 5-speed Tiptronic transmission. It has revised styling and a wider stance than the naturally aspirated 996 Carreras, along with new bi-xenon headlamps. It also came with VarioCam Plus and stability management, and in the US, a rear spoiler would automatically rise at 76 mph (122 km/h) and lower at 36 mph (58 km/h). The bodywork was also revised to allow airflow to 3 radiators up front and to accommodate 18-inch wheels and tires.

In 2002, the turbo offered an X50 option package that included larger turbochargers (K24 turbos) and intercoolers, a revised ECU and exhaust which raised output to 450 hp. Other features introduced in 2002, was a glove box, center mounted cup-holders, an optional Bose stereo and rain-sensing wipers.

In 2003, Porsche North America restated their horsepower numbers due to SAE changes. The turbo was still listed at 415 hp however the X50 option was now listed at 444 hp.

In 2004, the Turbo cabriolet debuted which was the first 911 Turbo Cabriolet since 1989.

In 2005, Porsche debuted the Turbo S model available as either a coupé or a cabriolet. The Turbo S was essentially a 996 turbo with the X50 option but also included PCCB, 6-disc CD changer and aluminum-faced instruments.

To schedule an appointment to discuss our 996 Turbo Call Rick Bolus at 570.503.1700 or email to: