With a chassis weighing in at approximately 2,9XX pounds when in coupe and manual formation, combined with the fewest amount of electronic driver’s aids, and a soundtrack provided by its characteristic roar channeled from its flat-six engine, supplies a driving experience that’s incredibly stimulating! The 996 effortlessly merges minimalism, modernity, along with the highly cherished mechanicalness in a package that’s now very much coveted; the steering feel, the overall way it feels, and the aesthetic appeal are phenomenal! When you sit inside, the cabin makes it known that it’s meant for motoring; the way the seats embraced its occupants, the well-positioned driver’s seat, its Carrera GT-channeled steering wheel, and the modest, non-distracting, layout of the cabin that offers great visibility and upon closer inspection, you’ll notice that the shifter and door pulls are extremely similar to those found in the road-going variant of the GT1 Evo! It’s a modern minimalist offering an involving and “straight-to-the-point” driving experience that is so very sought after and the feedback that’s relayed to the driver from the road is incredibly captivating, as it’s very communicative!
Just before slipping inside of its dapper Graphite Grey Full Leather adorned cabin, you’re first met by black door sills bearing bright-finished ‘carrera’ insignia and when inside, one of the first things that’ll catch your attention is Meridian Metallic covered transmission tunnel cover, followed by the perforated and stitch enhanced Sport Seats and the sumptuous leather that extends onto the dashboard, door regions and rear cabin wall areas and you can expect to find stitching donned in a light-color, brushed metallic-coated surfacing on select areas and carpeting completed in black. The driver is faced with a 3-spoke, leather wrapped steering wheel; a leather covered instrumentation hood with aluminium-colored instrumentation dials situated behind orange needles; the 6-speed shifter of the highly stimulating manual transmission. Front occupants are embraced by seats offering multi-power adjustments and heating functionality and can expect in-cabin audio playback via the BOSE Audio System featuring 11-speakers.