2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
Desirable Turbo-look C4S
*Desirable Turbo-look configuration with wider track, larger brakes and more
*Attractive Seal Grey Metallic on Black full leather interior
*Enthusiast ownership with documentation dating back to 2005
*IMS bearing retrofit performed
*The automotive Swiss Army Knife; ideal for every occasion
The Porsche 996 is the internal designation for the Porsche 911 model manufactured between 1998 and 2004. The 996 had little in common with its predecessor, with the first new chassis platform since the original 911 and a new water-cooled engine. Technically, it was a major change, a complete breakaway from the original car other than overall layout.
At its debut, the 996 featured the most significant change from the classic 911 series: a water-cooled engine replacing the previously air-cooled engine. Progressively stringent emissions and noise regulations, environmental concerns, a higher expectation for refinement and a high-performance 4 valve per cylinder engine made the switch necessary. Other major changes include a completely new platform having a body with a more raked windshield and re-designed interior.
In 2002, the Carrera 4S model was first introduced. The C4S as it is commonly called, shares the wide-body look of the Turbo as well as the brakes and suspension. The cars are powered by a 3.6-Liter engine which provided an extra 15 bhp of power (taking output to 315 bhp) and an additional 15 lb·ft of torque (increasing from 258 to 273 lb·ft). Still quick today, the 996 C4S accelerates to sixty in 4.9 seconds onto a top speed of 174 mph.
In July 2016, we purchased the 996 C4S from a long-time Porsche Club of America member in Florida selling due to health reasons. Fairly typical of PCA enthusiasts, he fastidiously maintained and enjoyed the 996, adding a 3M Clear Bra (since renewed), Fabspeed full exhaust and cold air intake for enhanced sound, Porsche Tequipment short-shifter kit, Motorola Bluetooth integration and Lloyd floor mats. Always garaged under his care, he thankfully also kept and added to all the maintenance records.
Our first order of business was having marque specialist Heritage Motorwerks replace the intermediate shaft bearing (IMS) and install a direct oil feed kit. This 911 has continued to enjoy routine maintenance during the 2,200 miles since our purchase and 3M Clear Bra recently renewed. An over-rev report is included in our gallery and crucially shows zero over-revs beyond limiter (Range 2).
The 996 represents fantastic value in the Porsche marketplace and the Carrera 4S offers unparalleled flexibility; just as happy on the race track as it is climbing windy roads to the ski slope.
* Full leather
* Advanced Technic Package
* Aluminum/leather shift knob and parking brake handle
* Power seat package
* Heated seats with memory
* Bose digital sound system
* 6-Disc CD changer
* Litronic/Xenon low beam headlights
* Wheel caps with colored crest
- Engine Size
- 3.6L Flat-Six
- Body Color
- Seal Grey Metallic
- Interior Color
- Center Console