Regarding my 996
My 996 is a model year 2001, six speed
in Slate Grey Metallic, w/black interior. I was about to order the exact
car in silver (and wait a few months for its arrival) when I found all
the options I wanted, and didn't want, on this beauty. I only noticed that
it was exactly what I wanted option-wise after I couldn't take my eyes
off the color.
The car came with the Technic Package which
includes Litronic headlamps, a trip computer and an in-dash CD player.
It also has PSM and the color was an option.
Within a few weeks I was tinkering. I added
the 18" Sport design wheels. This was my favorite wheel, that it was factory
Porsche was just that much better. I switched the stock exhaust for Milla
Miglia. Had the OBDII remapped by Steve at RennSport Systems and
dropped in a K&N air filter. After a couple days on the track
I put in H&R springs for a lower ride height, rolled the fenders a
bit and added Tech Art wheel spacers to fill the wheel wells. The last
thing I did to really make it mine was to put in the B&N short shifter
kit. What an incredible bang for the buck that was.
So there she is in a nutshell, but to go
for a ride or pass her on the street is truly something more that the sum
of her parts. What a fantastic machine, and I'm awestruck every time I
approach, drive and withdraw from that car. I'm very pleased with my 996.