What Makes It Great
Just because Porsche left its air-cooled history to collectors doesn’t mean the 996 isn’t a great car. In fact, Porsche integrated a number of new technologies to make the 911 live up to the shield on its hood. With a curb weight a shave under 3,400 lbs and 420 raging German ponies on tap, the car’s damn quick. One of the world’s most refined suspensions and the kind of poise only a rear-engine can offer makes the 996 Turbo as close to behind-the-wheel Nirvana as most of us will ever get.
Source: European Car Web