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Porsche 911 (997) Timelines & Detail

Porsche 911 Type 997 Specs & Performance Summary

Below we have outlined some summary stats on the technical specs and performance for some of the main 997 models. The base Carrera with its (basically) same 3.6 L flat-6 from 996 Carrera was inline with the old 996 in terms of performance. The Carrera S models however used a new 3.8 L flat-6 engine, and you can see in the numbers it made a big difference to performance. There was also a X51 Powerkit is available for S, 4S, Targa models, which increased engine power (below numbers are based on non-X51 cars). As expected, the 997 911 Turbo was the monster in terms of straight-line speed. Most journalists were actually able to get even better numbers than Porsche stated. The 997.2 update in 2009 for all models improved performance across the board thanks to stronger mid-range torque. For some fun, we added the 997 GT2 RS performance numbers so you can see just how insane that car was versus the rest of the 997-era variants.

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