The 997 was an evolution of the preceding 996, with the most significant changes being interior and exterior styling. A new S version was offered, with porsche cayman owners manual 2008 power from a slightly larger engine, sports suspension, and sports exhaust. During 2009 Porsche updated the 997 line-up including styling changes, a revised engine with direct injection and the introduction of the company’s new “PDK” dual clutch transmission. As a result, the updated 997 models were faster, lighter and more fuel efficient than the outgoing versions, with improved handling.
The 997 is the most commercially successful 911 of all time, having sold 100,000 units of the first phase alone between its introduction in 2005 and July 2007. By February 1999, just a few months into the 997 development programme that began in the fourth quarter of 1998, designers were already at work on the 997 body design. After numerous reviews during the rest of 1999 and full size clays built from 2000 into 2001, during 2001 a final design by designer Grant Larson was approved. Early prototypes were built in late 2001 for testing, based on the newly set parameters. The X51 Powerkit is available for S, 4S, Targa models, which increases engine power. 4 seconds with an automatic and 3.
5 seconds with the manual transmission. For the first time, development of the cabriolet version of the 997 led the design and engineering effort at Porsche with the coupé following. Despite additional weight, the cabriolet versions attain nearly the same performance figures as their coupé counterparts. Sport Chrono Package Plus system, and optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes. The remaining 48 units were sold to randomly chosen U. After 2005-08-15, unsold units were made available to the general public.
The vehicle was unveiled in PCA’s 50th Annual Porsche Parade in Hershey, Pa. The Targa 4 and 4S versions, like the Targa of the 993 and 996 generations, are equipped with a glass roof and hatch. At any speed, the roof can be opened where it drops down 25 mm and slides a metre back underneath the hatch. Unlike previous versions, the 997 Targa was only available as 4 wheel drive. Targa 4 models are slightly slower than the hard top Carrera models because of the heavier roof and all-wheel-drive transmission. The 997 Targa became available in the fall of 2006 as a 2007 Model.
38,922 911 models produced in total. Apparently offered to counter criticism that the previous Carrera 996 was too soft and refined, S versions proved popular and outsold the standard versions. 4 wheel drive versions had wider rear track to accommodate the additional drivetrain components. High performance versions, such as the GT2, used the wider bodyshell regardless of whether they were 2 or 4 wheel drive. The 997 Turbo debuted in February 2006 at the Geneva Motor Show. The turbochargers are fitted with a two-stage resonance intake system. 9 seconds with the manual transmission, and 3.
7 seconds with the 5-speed Tiptronic S transmission. The advantages of this high-tech material mean a reduction of 17Kg compared to the standard brake system, excellent fade resistance owing to consistent friction values, and absolute corrosion resistance. The brakes were 380mm diameter at the front and 350mm at the rear. Porsche AG announced on May 7, 2007 that the 911 Turbo Cabriolet would go on sale in September 2007. The Porsche 997 Turbo Cabriolet became one of the fastest convertible sports cars in production.
At its release, the Porsche 997-generation 911 GT2 was the most powerful and fastest road-going 911 ever to have been sold to the public. The Porsche 996 911 GT2 was superseded by the 997-generation GT2, on sale since November 2007. The 997 GT2 engine was based on the existing 3. The GT2 was the first Porsche equipped with launch control. The 997 GT3 model also debuted in Geneva in 2006.
Like previous GT3 models, it is a way for Porsche to homologate aerodynamic features for racing, as well as a starting model for customer racing. The GT3 body includes a special front bumper which increases cooling for the front-mounted radiators as well as a split spoiler at the rear. The GT3 also includes a special rear bumper and center tailpipes which draw heat away from the engine. The 997 GT3 is more driver-friendly than its predecessor, with “comfort” seats and the Porsche Communication Management system installed. The package also included a full rollcage and carbon fiber seats to add to that race-car-for-the-road feel.
1 seconds, while the RS accomplishes the same in exactly 4. The 997 was revised in 2008 for the 2009 model year. 997 Gen II internally at Porsche and 997. New engine with direct fuel injection.
Redesigned PCM system with optional touch-screen hard-drive navigation and Bluetooth. Initially available models included coupé and cabriolet versions of Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera S and Carrera 4S. The car was unveiled at the Paris Auto Show in September 2008. On June 6, 2008, these changes to the Porsche 911 were revealed on the Porsche website. The Turbo would had to wait until the Frankfurt show in September, thereafter the Turbo-based GT2 would be updated. MSRP prices are set to the United States. In Europe prices are considerably higher and in some countries can even be double the American price, due mainly to higher local tax rates.
Integrated dry sump in all but GT3, GT3 RS, GT2 and Turbo versions which have a dry sump with external oil reservoir and 7 pumps instead of only 3 in the less powerful versions. Integrated dry-sump is Porsche’s name for a dry sump lubrication system integrated within the engine block, i. The updated Targa 4 and Targa 4S models were announced on the 28th of July 2008. 7 seconds, while the Targa 4 has a lower top speed. The facelifted version of the 997 Turbo was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. It received a completely new 6-cylinder, 3. Models equipped with the PDK also include an optional 3-spoke steering wheel with gearshift paddles as an alternative to the standard steering wheel with shift buttons.