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I bought a 997! A 996 comparison

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2 hours ago, Gavin (CliffToCoast) said:

When we were running a 996C4s w3.6 & a 997 S with the 3.8 they were very difficult to split in terms of performance.  There were a couple of longer hills where the 3.8 could pull away from the 3.6 if you were committed to holding top gear in both, yet one gear change on the 3.6 and you are level pegging again.  So for light  cruising, about the same......and for full tilt driving, about the same. 

That's interesting to know Gavin.  Is that just on power or handling as well?  Interested to know if PASM makes much of a difference.

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42 minutes ago, wilburforce said:

That's interesting to know Gavin.  Is that just on power or handling as well?  Interested to know if PASM makes much of a difference.

I couldnt really compare handling as the 996 was awd plus it had been lowered a smidge & set up a touch more aggressively so there ended up being a large difference between feel.  The 3.8 definitely had a bit more torque but it was not a practical level of difference in road driving other than long high speed inclines (Mt Ousley was fine in 6th gear in 3.8 & would pull from there whereas the 3.6 needed a change down to5th for the same urge (at about 110km)

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