The Early 996.1’s Specialty: When placing a 996 adjacent to the 911s preceding it, you’ll see just how petite it is in comparison to its successors, weighing in at approximately 2,901 lbs. in coupe, manual, and RWD guise!
Though the 911s debuting after the 996 offers increased levels of superlative performance capabilities and handling dynamics, they have also grown in size and weight while also being more luxury-oriented and less analog. With the 996, you are reverted back to a time of pure driving simplicity, where electronic driving aids are at a minimum, a cabin that offers great visibility and an ideal seating position, a connection to the road that is genuinely felt, stemming from a car whose soul is alive and well even when not being driven! Its super svelte exterior boasts front and rear lighting assemblies that are 911 GT1 Evo reminiscent and the mechanical feedback as offered by the 996 is instantaneously channeled throughout the cabin, just as is its raw and rewarding flat-6 soundtrack that will be constantly on repeat as the upper rev range is visited!