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The Porsche 996 is the company’s internal name for the version of the Porsche 911 model manufactured and sold between 1998 and 2005. It has since been replaced by the Type 997. At its debut, the Porsche 996 featured the most significant changes to the Carrera model since its introduction in 1963. The most important among these is the fully water-cooled engine, replacing the previously air-cooled engines used exclusively by all 911 models.