Porsche 911 997.1 (2004-2009)

Photos unveiled by Porsche AG: May 7, 2004
Premiere: July 16, 2004 at 9:11 pm in 85 Porsche centres in Germany
Market launch: July 17, 2004

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MY2005 MY2006 MY2007 MY2008 MY2009  
Carrera Coupé 3.6 239 kW
Carrera Cabriolet 3.6 239 kW
Carrera S Coupé 3.8 261 kW
Carrera S Coupé X51 WLS 3.8 280 kW
Carrera S Cabriolet 3.8 261 kW
Carrera S Cabriolet X51 WLS 3.8 280 kW
Carrera 4 Coupé 3.6 239 kW
Carrera 4 Cabriolet 3.6 239 kW
Carrera 4S Coupé 3.8 261 kW
Carrera 4S Coupé X51 WLS 3.8 280 kW
Carrera 4S Cabriolet 3.8 261 kW
Carrera 4S Cabriolet X51 WLS 3.8 280 kW
Targa 4 3.6 239 kW
Targa 4S 3.8 261 kW
Targa 4S X51 WLS 3.8 280 kW
Turbo Coupé 3.6 353 kW
Turbo Cabriolet 3.6 353 kW
GT3 3.6 305 kW
GT3 ClubSport 3.6 305 kW
GT3 RS 3.6 305 kW
GT2 3.6 390 kW
GT2 ClubSport 3.6 390 kW
2005 season 2006 season 2007 season 2008 season 2009 season 2010 season
GT3 Cup 3.6 294 kW GT3 Cup 3.6 309 kW
GT3 Cup S 3.6 324 kW
GT3 RSR 3.8 357 kW GT3 RSR 3.8 342 kW GT3 RSR 4.0 331 kW

On May 7, 2004, Porsche announced that the new 911 generation will come in July with two engine variants - the Carrera 3.6 and the Carrera S 3.8. The chassis included the active suspension as standard for the S model. For the 911 Carrera, the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), could be ordered on request. Pressing the "sport" button makes the shock absorbers firmer. The standard wheel size for the 997 Carrera is 18" and for the "S" 19". To improve active safety, the standard Porsche Stability Management system (PSM) had two new functions. Pre-filling the brake mechanism ensured more spontaneous deceleration when required, and the hydraulic brake power support helped to build up full brake pressure in emergencies. The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) screen came as standard, but the navigation module was an optional extra. The basic sound system included 9 speakers.

Although with the 'right' shape of the headlamps again, the 997 generation introduced in 2004 was more of a cosmetic makeover. The structural bodyshell, the shape of the roof and the 3.6-litre engine of the 996 Carrera (type M96) were kept. The 997 Carrera 3.6 engine had 3 kW more thanks to chip tuning. The financial trick was to offer the new M97 3.8-litre engine in the model called the 911 Carrera S. So, if you really wanted a NEW 911, you ordered the car with the 3.8-litre engine. As the years went by, the downside of the bored-out engine came out - the larger the displacement of the M96/M97-engine, the fragile its 6th cylinder is.

997 body construction: welding machine is used to attach the fastening points for the wiring © Porsche
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911 1963, 911 1973, 959 1987, 911 964 1988, 911 993 1993, 911 996.1 1997, 911 996.2 2001 and 911 997 introduced in 2004 (as 2005 model)© Porsche
In the climatic chambers tests can be carried out at temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees © Porsche

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