Turbo | Porsche 996 | Daddys-Carparts
The 996 Turbo debuted at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September 1999. It went on sale in the US in summer of 2000 as a 2001 model. The turbo was powered by a water-cooled twin turbocharged/intercooled 3.6L H-6 derived from the 1998 LeMans winning GT-1 car.
The 996 turbo featured all-wheel drive and was available with either a 6-speed manual or a 5-speed Tiptronic transmission. The turbo had revised styling and a wider stance than the naturally aspirated 996 Carreras along with new bi-xenon headlamps. The turbo also came with VarioCam Plus as well as stability management. In the US, the rear spoiler would automatically rise at 76 mph (122 km/h) and lower at 36 mph (58 km/h). The turbo had revised bodywork to allow airflow to 3 radiators up front and to accommodate 18-inch wheels and tires. In 2002, the turbo offered an X50 option would include larger turbochargers (K24 turbos) and intercoolers, a revised ECU and exhaust which raised output to 450 hp. Other features introduced in 2002, was a glove box, center mounted cup-holders, an optional Bose stereo and rain-sensing wipers.
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