The Porsche 911 Carrera 996 Buyers Guide
What Do We Know About the 911 Carrera 996 So Far?
Back in the nineties, with growing emission requirements being placed on engine manufacturers, Porsche was forced to move the 911 from the 1940’s air cooled technology to a water cooled, efficient and emission compliant engine. The result was the 911 996 with its M96 flat 6 engine.
The 911 996 was such a departure from the original air-cooled technology that is caused a major division in 911 expertise that exists right up to today. The 996 was nothing like the norm Porsche techs were used to – like switching from right hand drive, to left hand drive. This is part of the reason why the new cars came in for so much criticism and misunderstanding. To this day, there is a distinct difference between an air-cooled 911 and a water-cooled 911 Porsche expert.