The Porsche 911 type 996, appeared in 1997, was the first Porsche equipped with the engine 6-cylinders boxer 3.4l, and the 3.6l (2001) cooled by water. This one progressed in terms of reduction of noise and consumption, especially thanks to its cylinder head four valves per cylinder, while increasing in power to achieve 296hp. From a design point of view, the 996 is most likely the 911 which is the most different from its ancestor the 'Frog'. Although its lines respects those of the Porsche 911 lineage, its optical neither round nor ellipsoidal, including the indicators, are shared with the Boxster appeared a year before and are a real break with the 911 style. Developed one more time in almost 10 versions (from the 911 Carrera to the 911 GT3 R3, including the 911 Targa, 911 Turbo…), the Porsche 996 was commercialized until 2004, when she was replaced by the 997.