Porsche 996

Porsche 996 Review / History


Launched in 1998 the 996 Carrera 2 with an all new water cooled 6 cylinder engine was revealed. Available in Coupe only, the 3.4 litre delivered 300bhp and came with a 6-speed manual or 5 speed tiptronic gearbox and later that year the hard top cabriolet was introduced.

In 1999 the All-Wheel-drive Carrera 4 launched featuring PASM, a louder exhaust and smoked indicator lenses. In the same year the GT3 was introduced with a 3.6 litre Mezger engine that delivered 360bhp.

The year 2000 saw the special Millennium edition of the Carrera 4 with chrome alloys and the 996 Turbo was introduced with a twin turbo version of the Mezger engine that delivered 420bhp.

The GT2 was released in 2001 with a twin turbo 462bhp engine which made it the fasted 996 model to date. A major upgrade to both the Carrera 2 and Carerra 4 came in 2002 with a facelift and a larger 3.6 litre engine delivering 320bhp. Carrera 4S introduced and the new Targa model and new wider body C4S.

The GT3 had a facelift in 2004 and a limited edition GT3RS with 381bhp was launched. The GT2 had an engine upgrade which saw bhp increase to 483bhp.

Porsche Carrera 996 For Sale


Our sales team are on hand to guide you through the purchase process and we offer a great selection of used Porsche Carrera’s for sale including the 996. Our team here at RPM have unrivalled knowledge of the Porsche 996 having built years of experience working with them. All of the vehicles we offer for sale have been carefully selected by Porsche specialists Nick Roberts and Andy Meeking, who started their working careers together at JCT 600, which at the time was their local Porsche main dealership, now known as Porsche Leeds.

When buying a 996 from RPM Specialist Cars you can rest assured, you are buying a quality vehicle from an established independent Porsche specialist. Read Customer Reviews As part of the RPM approval, all cars undergo a comprehensive pre purchase inspection (ppi) in our Harrogate based workshop where any additional repairs are also taken care of prior to sale by one of our team of experienced Porsche technicians.

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Porsche 996 service prices


Using a reputable Porsche specialist for your Carrera service is paramount, not only to ensure your 996 is taken care of by experienced Porsche technicians but also to help maintain the future resale value. RPM is a well-established independent based in Harrogate, our fully equipped workshop is home to our team of highly skilled technicians who are on hand to help with all aspects of Porsche repair, maintenance, and 996 service work.

Porsche 996 ZunSport Grilles

Porsche Zunsport stainless steel grilles are designed and manufactured to fit your Porsche 996 model, they are available in a natural stainless steel or finished with a black coating. These stylish grilles not only help protect your Porsche they also provide an attractive visual enhancement that is proving to be a popular choice with our customers


Zunsport Grille Prices


996 switchable sports exhaust (PSE)

This specially designed OEM Porsche exhaust system was developed to add a fuller more powerful sound to your Porsche 996. This system is activated by a switch button housed within the centre dashboard trim. This system does not include new exhaust tail pipes, these would need to be purchased in addition, if required

Sell You Porsche 996


If you are looking to sell your Porsche 996, please get in touch. We are always on the lookout for quality used Porsche’s for sale and would be more than happy to discuss your vehicle in more detail and provide you with a no obligation valuation. You may also like to consider our Porsche Sale Or Return Service.

Porsche Garage Location


Our garage and showroom is based in Knaresborough, a small town on the outskirts of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. We are located just off the A1, providing great accessibility from surrounding areas such as York, Boroughbridge, Wetherby, Ripon, Leeds and Teesside

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