Let's address this video's titular question. Can a few minor engine modifications make the 3.6-liter M96 rival—or better—a Mezger from a GT3? Well, no. Simply put, there's a vast chasm of difference between the mildest and the meanest in the 996 range, but the potential for a fun, uncompromising, stimulating, and quite special car can be had …Continue to the full article
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This 996 GT3 Clubsport Has Spent Its Entire 186,000-Mile Life on Track
This 996 GT3 Clubsport may not look unusual at first glance, but closer inspection reveals it's led a storied life few track cars have the privilege of living. In his trusty steed, owner Nick has put in nearly 1,000 laps at the Nurburgring and 3,000 laps at Spa-Francorchamps, and most of the remainder of the car's ~186,000 mile-life has been spent …Continue to the full article
Which is the Right 996 for You? A Primer on the Unloved Generation
Love it or hate it, the 996 is an undeniably good value nowadays. With the more common models, the price point allows young enthusiasts to join the proud family of 911 owners. The GT range and more tech-heavy examples still command considerable money, and that's for good reason. At the top of the 996 totem pole are the GT3 and GT2, and those two …Continue to the full article
996 GT3 RS(R) Bellows Around Monza, Paul Ricard, and the ‘Ring!
Thanks to 19Bozzy92 for the great footage and deep digging. This interesting hodgepodge of parts started life as a 996 GT3 RS. Not the road-legal version, but the kind which was unveiled in 2001 to race in the FIA GT2 class. An upgraded version of the 1999-2000 Porsche 996 GT3 R, this RS sported a 3.6-liter with a restricted 420-435 hp which it …Continue to the full article
Is The 996 GT3 Is Still Worth Every Penny?
Frankly, the sound and the speed seen in the first few seconds of the video answers this question in my eyes. Dare I say the $60,000 or so these cars are fetching is worth it for the sound of that motor alone! But there's more to this analog machine. [Note: I'm beginning to hate that term as it tends to be synonymous with "overpriced" these …Continue to the full article
This Porsche 996 CSR Evo Is The GT3 That Porsche Should Have Built
This screaming eggplant could be described, somewhat unfairly, as an OEM+ version of the 996. With a little more power, several modifications to improve durability, less weight, and a sharpened chassis, its modifications might not impress the most number-hungry types. However, these well-chosen tweaks blend together beautifully and transform a base …Continue to the full article
This Rally-Spec 996 GT3 is a Handful and a Half
Ruben Zeltner may have more modern rally cars in his stable, but his white 996 GT3, kindly nicknamed "Zebra," still makes regular appearances at German hillclimbs and rally events. At this year's ADAC Rallye Köln-Ahrweiler, an 87-mile-long rally outside of Cologne, the two-time Germany rally champion brought his trusty 996 to cover the fourteen …Continue to the full article
Porsche Celebrates Twenty Years of the 911 GT3
The GT3's formula is something that stirs any driver with a drop of motor oil in their veins. A high-revving naturally-aspirated flat six engine closely related to the engine used in motorsports, rear wheel-drive, a lightweight construction, upgraded aerodynamics, and track-focused suspension made the GT3 a must for the drivers wanting a little …Continue to the full article
Ride Onboard For Some Silky Smooth Laps in a Track-Spec 996 GT3 at Road America
With the right modifications, the 996 GT3 becomes a car that will sway the most skeptical, please the frigid, and bring out the best in the timid. Not that it was slow from the factory, but with some talented tuners and a skilled set of hands making the most out of the least loved of the GT lineup, we see that it—like every other member of its …Continue to the full article
Video: How Long Can a 996 GT3 Last in the Real World?
Porsche 911s have a reputation for reliability. They're robust. You might even hear them referred to as "workhorses." All are undeniably true—spotting a forty-year-old 911 SC isn't tough in most cities. They are the everyday supercar, the one to take your kids to basketball practice in style. What about a 996.2 GT3 Clubsport that's spent nearly …Continue to the full article