Porsche 911 (997) [2004-2012]

Was around July 2004 when officially was presented the Porsche 911 997, versions Carrera and Carrera S, opening up a new life to the company and its fans, returning to rounded optical and indicators in the bumper. In addition, Porsche managed to reach a great mechanical level again, making the 997 one of the best 911 in the history of the enigmatic brand.

The Carrera model rode a 3.6 boxer engine with 325 horsepower, while the Carrera S carried 3.8, reaching 355 hp. The chassis of the 997 was the first to equip the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which allowed to adapt the suspension settings to the driving and road chosen by the user.

With the arrival of the Porsche 911 Turbo in 2006, it was born the first gasoline engine series production, which included a turbocharger with variable turbine geometry. On the other hand, in 2008 the 997 received a slight upgrade, introducing direct fuel injection, the direct-shift gearbox PDK, winning sportsmanship, but decreasing consumption and emissions.

It is also notable that in 997 the doors were opened to the diversification of models, leading to develop up to 24 variants such as Targa, GTS Cabriolet, etc.

The one that deserves special mention is the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, of which only 500 units were produced. Despite its 1370 kg, this model was able to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds, 200 km/h in 9.8 seconds and 300 km/h in 28.9 seconds. With a boxer 3.6 and 620 horsepower engine is the most powerful Porsche 911 in all history.

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