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Dan Furr Dan Furr Porsche 911 GT3 996.2 vs. 911 Turbo X50 996.2 10 months ago

I’m not quite sure how the 996’s twenty-fifth anniversary has crept up on us. It only seems like yesterday the model was revealed as the bringer of a new era in Porsche production, not only for the 911, but for all models to wear the Stuttgart crest. And yet, here we are, celebrating a quarter-century of Porsche’s somewhat controversial water-cooled flagship, a model representing the most significant move away from the original 911 concept to date. I’m sure it’s not just me who views the 996 as a modern sports car. For insurers, parts manufacturers and even Porsche itself to label the model as a classic seems perplexing, considering the first water-cooled production 911 continues to exude an image of youth, vitality, excitement and adventure to this day. You only have to look at the Speed Yellow Carrera 4 pictured on this page to see this to be true. I understand calendar-based classification is at play, of course, and I welcome any move to protect Porsche’s legacy models, especially when it serves to generate additional interest in the marque and its bulging back catalogue, but to my mind, the 996 remains fresh. Granted, I’m not talking 992-levels-of-infotainment fresh, but the 996 has aged exceptionally well, with looks and performance as respectable today as they were when the model was first unveiled. This celebratory issue of 911 & Porsche World may have you kicking off 2022 with a look through the classifieds. If so, take a look at our 996 buying guide before parting with your hard-earned cash. I wish you every success with your search and, to all our readers, best wishes for the year ahead.

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Dan Furr Dan Furr MBUX 2.0: Faster, cleverer… easier? 1 year ago

Nice featute in new MB

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Dan Furr Dan Furr 1983 Alfa Romeo Alfa 6 fuel-injected South African 119i 1 year ago

Nice pre-Fiat era example of rear wheels drive Alfa big sedan!

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