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Porsche 911 Carrera (996)

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911 Carrera (996)
GermanNFSLang PorscheSmallMain 1997 - 2002
EngineInfoboxIcon2015 3.4L Flat-6
BHPInfoboxIcon2015 296 bhp @ 6,800 rpm
TorqueInfoboxIcon2015 258 lb·ft @ 4,600 rpm
AccelerationInfoboxIcon2015 4.9 seconds
TopSpeedInfoboxIcon2015 174 mph (280 km/h)
TransmissionInfoboxIcon2015 6-speed Manual
DrivetrainInfoboxIcon2015 RWD
MassInfoboxIcon2015 1,320 kg (2,910 lbs)

The Porsche 911 (996) replaced the 993 in 1997 and was made available with a series water-cooled flat-six engines from Porsche. Also notable for the 996 was its new body shell, which was no longer based on Ferdinand Porsche's original design.

It also significantly increased in size to improve driving comfort. The Carrera RS model was dropped in this generation.

Need for Speed: Porsche UnleashedEdit

The Porsche 996 featured in Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed is superior in performance to the 993 and is often considered as one of the easiest cars to drive in the game. It proves to be a very competent car for most of its class in the Modern Era.


  • The 911 Carrera (996) is featured on the box art for Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed.


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