The Porsche 911 may been in production for over 40 years, but the modern water-cooled generation share little more than a philosophy with the first examples. Known worldwide by their Porsche internal type number, the 996 models represented a fresh start and offered a new standard in sports car performance and driving satisfaction. This book packs in more specification data. We introduce all the 996 model types, describing the technical specifications, vehicle identification data, performance, colors and options. Using color photography of the cars and many actual problem areas, we introduce each model and what to look for when choosing and buying a used example.