Introduced in 1997, the new 911 followed a tradition dating back to 1963, of a rear-engined sports car with an emphasis on quality and driving pleasure. The sixth-generation version featured an all-new body and a water-cooled flat-six for the first time. While being 122ci (200cc) larger than the former air-cooled unit, it boasted more power and was far quieter, in fact Porsche claimed it took 20 new 91 Is to make the same noise as one older model. To keep rear weight bias to a minimum and neutralize the handling, the unit was all-alloy and used dual overhead cams with variable valve timing. The platform is a stretched version of the Boxster's and uses Porsche's high-tech MacPherson type struts at the front, with rear double track control arms and multi-link suspension. A stronger bodyshell helped with the torsional rigidity and made the handling the best ever in a 911.
Porsche 911 (1998) Specifications
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