996 Carrera -how fast?

996 Carrera -how fast?

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cmoose

44,929 posts

174 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Porka986 said:
One of the main reasons Chris Harris struggled to extract a much better performance level from the GT3 vs the Carrera of the 996 generation was the character of their engines.

The Mezger unit had no variable cam timing and was a rev happy peak horse power unit, which with the added weight of the GT3 only added about 35hp per tonne more, but it's all right at the top of the power band where a race car needs it.
I am unconvinced.

When extracting acceleration times, revving the absolute tits off the engine is the standard procedure. You are not leaning on the engine in the mid-range.

I think the reason is because the 996.1 GT3 Mezger isn't renown for producing book power, that's probably even more true of a tight new engine. Plus, as you say, the GT3 was heavier and conditions on the day may have played a roll.

Luke.

7,923 posts

195 months

Wednesday 11th September
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cmoose said:
played a roll.
Cheese or ham?

cmoose

44,929 posts

174 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Whoops!

WCZ

7,006 posts

139 months

Thursday 12th September
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I think the base 996 I drove was broken or something, didn't feel that fast at all

drove a 996 turbo a few years later and it was an absolute lunatic in comparison

Adam B

16,183 posts

199 months

Friday 13th September
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WCZ said:
I think the base 996 I drove was broken or something, didn't feel that fast at all

drove a 996 turbo a few years later and it was an absolute lunatic in comparison
Some of the comments above claiming the turbo is not much faster are comedy, maybe the test C2 had been enhanced by Porsche...





... by sticking a couple of turbos on it

porkey

518 posts

117 months

Friday 13th September
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I have a 3.4 C2 and previously had a 964T. A chap I know had for a while a 996TT X50 Tip. I'd say that the C2 has similar performance to the 964T, perhaps a tad slower. The 996 X50 was much much quicker than my 964. There is no way a standard C2 will be even close to a 996TT.