The Differences Between Early and Late 996-Gen Porsche 911s Are Surprising

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  • The Differences Between Early and Late 996-Gen Porsche 911s Are Surprising
  • The Differences Between Early and Late 996-Gen Porsche 911s Are Surprising
  • The Differences Between Early and Late 996-Gen Porsche 911s Are Surprising
    The 996.1 has the 986 Boxter headlamps
    The low beams, high beams, for lights, and indicators are located in the same housing
  • The Differences Between Early and Late 996-Gen Porsche 911s Are Surprising
    The interior was the most modern-looking of any 911 at the time
    But it also had a lot of cheap plastics - the 996.2 was a slight improvement. The sports steering wheel became standard
  • The Differences Between Early and Late 996-Gen Porsche 911s Are Surprising
    Earlier cars have a throttle cable, while later ones had a throttle by wire system
    The same goes for the boot and deck lid buttons, which are electric on the newer 996
  • The Differences Between Early and Late 996-Gen Porsche 911s Are Surprising
    The 996.2 gets the 911 Turbo headlights
    And bulging air vents
  • The Differences Between Early and Late 996-Gen Porsche 911s Are Surprising
    Same wheel size, but 10 mm wider front track
    The 996.1 has the standard 17-inch wheels, while the 996.2 has the optional 18-inch and sports suspension
  • The Differences Between Early and Late 996-Gen Porsche 911s Are Surprising
    Both cars are fun to drive, but for different reasons
    The standard suspension and smaller tires on the older car make it more comfortable
  • The Differences Between Early and Late 996-Gen Porsche 911s Are Surprising
    More displacement and more power for the 996.2
    3.4 vs 3.6 liters and 300 vs 320 horsepower.
  • The Differences Between Early and Late 996-Gen Porsche 911s Are Surprising
    Both cars reach 60 mph in the low to mid five seconds
    The 996.2 has more low-end torque, though
  • The Differences Between Early and Late 996-Gen Porsche 911s Are Surprising
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