It was made available with a series of water-cooled flat-six engines from Porsche instead of the air-cooled engines of previous 911 generations.
Also notable for the 996, was its new body shell, which was no longer based on Ferdinand Porsche's original design.
It was also significantly increased in size to improve driving comfort. The Carrera RS model was dropped for this generation.
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed
The Porsche 996 appears in Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed as a Modern Era class car. It is superior in performance to the 993 and is often considered as one of the easiest cars to drive.
- The 911 Carrera (996) is featured on the box art for Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed.