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
|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 GT3 Cup, 2005-2007 model
The 997 GT3 Cup was introduced in January for the upcoming 2005 season. The 3.6-litre durable old-school unit had 294 kW/400 Nm and maximum 8200 rpm. The gearbox was a 6-speed sequential dog-type gearbox with 5.5" triple-disc sintered-metal clutch. The fuel tank had 90-litres. There were front and rear double coil springs and the power steering had electro-hydraulic pressure feed. 3-piece central locking aluminium rims were used, fronts 9x18, rears 11x18. The tyres were naturally from the best manufacturer, Michelin, fronts 24/64-18 and rears 27/68-18. The body had many carbon fibre parts: front bumper and spoiler edge, doors and rear bumper. Air jack system was incorporated into the car. For the 2005 season, the car was only used for the international Supercup series. The Supercup specification saw the car with PCCB Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (380/350 mm) and car weight approx. 1120 kg/2469 lb (incl. oil, coolant). For the 2006 season the Carrera Cup specification was declared: steel rotors in the same size as PCCB in Supercup and car weight 1140 kg/2513 lb.
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