Porsche 997

Porsche 911 Carrera (2004-2008)

Porsche 997 is the internal model designation for the Porsche from 2004 until the end of 2012 produced 911 model. Compared with the predecessor of the type 996, the sixth generation of the 911 more by the reintroduction of the round headlights of the Urelfer 1963. Similar

  • 2.1 911 Carrera
  • 2.2 911 Targa
  • 2.3 911 Turbo
  • 2.4 911 GT2
  • 2.5 911 GT3
  • 3.1 911 Sport Classic
  • 3.2 911 Speedster
  • 4.1 Type 997 /2 ( July 2008 )
  • 6.1 Sales Literature

Model history

Technically from the previous series little different, a change was presented with the last work of the Porsche boss designer Harm Lagaay, which provided for discussion: the reintroduction of the round headlights. This modification considered the most customers and fans of the brand as a recovery of a missing typical characteristic of the good old nine Elfers, as the controversial and 996 introduced the predecessor Porsche, so-called fried eggs lights were hereby abolished and thus the "original " penalty (or Porsche 993 ) like appearance was restored.

In comparison to its predecessor, 996 only marginally increased engine power, rose slightly curb weight of the entire vehicle, sparked criticism. The competition offered now already vehicles with more power, even if these vehicles are often heavier than a Porsche 997 and, accordingly, are subject in the vehicle dynamics. However, enthusiasm among the fans was the fact that the 911, especially the Carrera 4/4S-Modelle again " hips " and the 997 has had no obvious stylistic resemblance to the entry level Boxster more, but above all in the front view again classic 911 - appearance bot.

Facelift July 2008

In 2008, the series has undergone a facelift: The air intakes and bumpers were changed and for the first time in the 911 tail lights, turn signals, brake lights and daytime running lights and position lights ( parking lights ) are designed in LED technology. Another new feature is the standard bi -xenon headlamps and the optional cornering light. All-wheel drive Carrera 4 models, Carrera 4S and Targa 4 and Targa 4S now have a red strip between the taillights.

The biggest change took place for the drive: The completely redesigned DFI engines ( Direct Fuel Injection ) work with gasoline direct injection. The advantages are a higher power combined with reduced consumption. Thus, the Carrera and Carrera 4 models have a power increase of 15 kW ( 20 hp) to 254 kW ( 345 hp ) learn; in the models Carrera S and Carrera 4S 's performance of 261 kW ( 355 hp ) was increased (385 hp) to 283 kW. Another technical innovation is the optional Porsche double- clutch gearbox ( PDK) from ZF, which allows shifting without interruption of traction. To achieve lower fuel consumption and emissions, it has a high-ratio seventh gear. The top speed is achieved in sixth gear.

The "S " models come standard with a 10 mm lowered suspension with electronically controlled Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM ) and two selectable modes: normal and sport. Only the coupe version with 19 " wheels, the opposite of the normal execution 20mm lowered new PASM sports chassis is available, which is tuned harder and has an additional mechanical rear axle differential lock.

The standard Porsche Communication Management ( PCM) with DVD drive has been revised: all functions can be controlled via a 6.5 "TFT color display with touch screen option now is a navigation and telephone module, a TV - tuner for both analog and DVB. T- television service, which can be activated for safety reasons only in the state.

Exterior paint

In addition to four extra free Unilacken there are a number of different optional metallic paint.



Metallic spot color:

  • In models Carrera GTS ( convertible), Carrera 4 GTS ( convertible) are the metallic spot colors Porsche racing green, cream and ruby red are not available.
  • The GT3 is not offered platinsilver, ipanemablau and amethyst in metallic colors.
  • The GT3 RS 3.8 was carrara white only in the colors, aqua blue metallic gray and black. The GT3 RS 4.0 can carrara white only in the colors and ordered black.
  • When GT2 RS, the customer could Guards only between colors, GT silver metallic and black dial.


911 Carrera

In summer 2004, the new 997 Carrera and Carrera S were presented. Both models have a water-cooled six-cylinder boxer engine, the maximum output of 239 kW (325 hp) at 6800 rpm and up to 370 Nm draws in 911 Carrera at 4250/min of 3596 cc. The 911 Carrera S has thanks to an increase by 3 mm cylinder bore of 228 cm ³ more displacement and consequently somewhat higher performance than the basic model 261 kW ( 355 hp) at 6600/min and up to 400 Nm at 4600 rpm.

Externally, the two models differ primarily in the tail region in which are located the S model from two to four exhaust tailpipes. In addition, draw red brake calipers, the Carrera S models from over black brake calipers on the Carrera.

However, both differentials are not entirely clear, because there was an option for both the Carrera and Carrera S for a ceramic brake ( Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake PCCB ), the calipers were yellow always in both Carrera models. If a factory sports exhaust system was optional fitted with a Carrera or Carrera S, this always wore four tailpipes. By the facelift in 2008 it rejected the respective inner tube has a smaller diameter as opposed to the four tailpipes of the series Carrera S, which were always all the same size. As of 2008, the facelift sport exhaust system was characterized by four equal tailpipes, each of which was surrounded by an outer tube.

Both models were fitted as standard with a newly developed six-speed manual transmission or, alternatively, with the modified circuit automatic Tiptronic -S. The latter provides the driver with a manual mode where the gears can be switched via the steering wheel. Another innovation was the landing gear, the standard included an active damping in the S models.

From model year 2009, another more powerful version of the Porsche 911 Carrera was offered in addition to the two models Carrera and Carrera S. This sports car was named Carrera GTS and delivers an output of 300 kW ( 408 hp) and 420 Nm at 4200 rpm 7300/min of 3800 cc. Visually, the car is different from the other two Carrera models by an additional black-painted front spoiler, modified air intakes in the front apron, side skirts and a modified a at the rear axle over the Carrara S 44 mm spread body. Standard got this model 19 " wheels with a central locking system, as it is also used in motor racing. The Carrera GTS was available as a coupe or as a convertible four-wheel drive. All GTS - wheel drive models have the rear a continuous strip lighting.

911 Targa

In November 2006, the 997 series was supplemented by the 911 Targa 4 and Targa 4S, the first delivery in the history of the Porsche 911 Targa only with all-wheel drive. Visual differences for the 997 Carrera found in particular in silhouette, which is marked by the cusped rear side windows and the two-sided, anodized and polished aluminum trim, starting at the A-pillar and run behind the rear side windows.

In direct comparison with the 911 Targa Series 996 is the glass roof, which is made of special glass tinted to 1.9 kg become easier. Inside an electrically operated sunshade prevents both excessive sun exposure to the passengers, as well as an excessive warming or cooling of the passenger compartment. The new 911 Targa is available in the model versions Targa 4 with 239 kW ( 325 hp) and a Targa 4S with 261 kW ( 355 hp). Base prices start at 94218.25 euros for the 911 Targa 4 and € 104,809.25 for the 22 kW (30 PS) more powerful 911 Targa 4S.

911 Turbo

In the new 911 Turbo, the launch took place in Germany in June 2006, Porsche presented a world first: the world's first vehicle with gasoline engine Porsche is here turbocharger with so-called Variable Turbine Geometry ( VTG short ) one. To be able to withstand up to 1000 ° C in comparison with diesel engines significantly higher exhaust gas temperatures, however, high temperature alloys must be used. The modern VTG turbochargers for gasoline engines was developed in close cooperation with Borg Warner Turbo Systems.

On 8 September 2007, the Porsche Type 997 was completed by building on the 911 Turbo Coupe Turbo Convertible. Contrary to the general trend for coupe - convertible, the third generation of the Turbo Cabriolet, as the previous models based on the G- model and the 996 model is supplied with a three-ply soft top that can be opened or closed in around 20 seconds automatically. Identical to the 911 Turbo Coupé, the Cabriolet also is driven by the 3.6 - liter six- cylinder boxer engine with twin turbochargers and turbochargers with variable turbine geometry.

The engine delivers 353 kW maximum unchanged (480 hp) at 6000 min -1 and 620 Nm 1950-5000 min -1, by Overboost function briefly even 680 Nm. The top speed is identical to the coupé with a 310 km / h. Also, the fuel consumption is 12.9 liters per 100 kilometers on the level of the coupe. By necessary in a convertible karosserieversteifenden measures and the automatically extending roll-over protection, the 2 2- seater indeed comes to an additional weight of 70 kilograms compared with the Turbo Coupe, however, a low center of gravity was the soft top turn allows.

The chassis together with active damping system and stability program as well as the electronically controlled all-wheel drive have been adapted to the new environment. Additionally makes the car reaches a speed of 120 km / h electric extension end rear spoiler, 30 millimeters higher stretches the Turbo convertible into the airstream as the Coupé, additional downforce on the rear axle. The basic price for the 911 Turbo Cabriolet is EUR 150 862 for the launch.

2009, the facelift of the Turbo was presented. And the turbo features since the direct injection, and an optional dual clutch transmission. Output has increased to 368 kW (500 hp). Optionally rims with central locking system, similar to the wheels as you are employed at 997 GT3/RS 3.8. Since 2010, a Turbo S is also available again, this has an output of 390 kW ( 530 hp ) and needs with the standard here Double Clutch Transmission 3.3 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h

911 GT2

The 911 GT2 based on the current Porsche Turbo was introduced in mid-2007. The 3.6 -liter boxer six-cylinder engine develops 390 kW ( 530 hp) and a max. Torque of 680 Nm. This accelerates the GT2 from a standstill in 3.5 seconds to 100 km / h in 9.8 s to 200 km / h The top speed is 330 km / h The performance figures are therefore a superbike Carrera GT very close.

In early May of 2010, Porsche introduced a limited edition of 500 pieces RS version of the GT2 with a revised 3.6 - liter twin-turbo six - cylinder boxer engine, with an output of 456 kW ( 620 hp) with a curb weight of 1370 kg after DIN. For the GT2 RS is acceleration values ​​are obtained from 3.5 s to 100 km / h 9.4 s to 200 km / h and 26.7 s at 300 km / h The top speed is indicated by down-regulated 330 km / h. The lap time on the Nordschleife is officially stated by Porsche with 7:18 min.

911 GT3

In March of 2006, was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show along with the 997 Turbo, the new 911 GT3. He is stronger compared with its direct predecessor 25 kW ( 34 hp ) and 20 Nm, creates the 0-100 km / h sprint in 4.3 seconds and brings to DIN measured with 1395 kg 15 kg on the scales than the GT3 series 996 the sporty naturally aspirated athlete has been available since May 2006 and started at rock bottom prices from 108 083 € to market, and costs since the VAT increase on 1 January 2007 now € 110,878.25.

In January 2009, the facelift model was presented for the GT3. The motto " from the bottom inside " represents a further increase of performance and driving data. Since May 2009, the 911 GT3 with 320 kW ( 435 hp ), 312 km / h, 3.8-liter six - cylinder boxer engine with titanium connecting rods, DIN 1395 kg curb weight and acceleration values ​​from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.1 s and s sold 12.3 for the sprint from 0 to 200 km / h to the base price of 116,947.00 EUR (incl. 19 % VAT).

28 April 2011, Porsche introduced a limited edition of 600 copies special model based on the 331 kW (450 hp) from strong 997 GT3 RS 3.8. The 911 GT3 RS 4.0 is powered by a 3996 cc big 6-cylinder boxer with a maximum of 368 kW ( 500 hp) and a torque of up to 460 Nm in terms of engine capacity and performance of the largest available to date engine for the 911 GT3 is. The Displacement output of 92 kW ( 125 hp ) is the highest specific output naturally aspirated engines of all that have been built into the street-legal models of the Porsche 997. The crankshaft of the four -liter engine was adopted without changes from the produced since 2010 race car GT3 RSR 4.0.

The only model of all variants of the 997 GT3 (including Cup, R, RS and RSR ) have a twin exhaust system, wherein the exhaust tailpipes are positioned centrally.

Special models

911 Sport Classic

In a limited edition of 250 pieces Porsche has unveiled at the IAA 2009, the special model " Sport Classic ", which " brings the genes of the Elfers to the point".

In three years of development of the Sport Classic from the Department of Porsche Exclusive has been developed. At first glance, the " duck tail " can be seen - a rear spoiler, which has its origin in the Carrera RS 2.7 of 1973. The roof has received a bulge, giving the appearance of a sporty 911 - aggressive note. In the interior, exceptional materials can be found, like the woven leather that is woven out of smooth leather strips and yarn.

The 3.8 -liter engine is enhanced by a newly developed Resonanzansauganlage by 17 kW (23 PS) in performance and thus has 300 kW ( 408 hp). The special model is powered only by a standard 6- speed manual transmission. The ceramic brakes ( PCCB), the adjustable PASM suspension, a mechanical rear axle differential and 19 -inch wheels with black painted rims stars in the Fuchs wheel designs are also included in this series.

The sale of the Porsche 911 Sport Classic was in September 2009, it was sold out within 48 hours, delivery began in January 2010. The Euro base price without VAT and country -specific equipment amounted to 169,300 euros. In Germany, the 911 Sport Classic cost including 19 % VAT and country-specific equipment 201,682 euros.

911 Speedster

For the 25th anniversary of Porsche Exclusive Line a new Speedster small series was launched in 2010. The design is based on the Speedster Series 964 The car is thus identify the shortened windscreen frame and the speedster convertible top compartment lid. In addition, some elements of the special model were taken 911 Sport Classic, as the 19-inch Sport Classic wheels in the classic Fuchs rims design as well as the rear-end design and exhaust system. At the rear, a 3.8 - liter boxer engine is installed, which supplies at 7300/min a power of 300 kW (408 hp). The maximum torque is 420 Nm at 4200 rpm. The car was only sold with a 7- speed automatic transmission. The special edition included many standard features that could be ordered as an option in production models. These include ceramic brakes, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake ( PCCB), bi-xenon headlamps, adaptive sport seats, Sport Chrono Package Plus, a surround-sound system from Bose, a leather interior and a Porsche Communication Management ( PCM) package Leather. The special edition was unveiled at the Auto Salon in Paris and is limited to 356 pieces.


Unless otherwise indicated, the data relate to the performance on vehicles with manual transmission and also apply to the respective Carrera Cabriolet version. The GT3 and GT2 models are only available with manual transmission. With an asterisk (*) labeled data is valid for the version with plant capacity increase (also with Tiptronic S available ).

Type 997 /2 ( July 2008 )

Graphical representation of the development of 997