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Friday, February 17, 2017

Topless bliss. The 2004 Porsche 996 Turbo Cabriolet.

Whether racing through the wind or slowing down to smell the roses, driving a Porsche 911 with the top down is one of life’s great pleasures.

The 2004 Porsche 996 Turbo Cabriolet was the last model of the first generation of water-cooled Porsche 911s and is a favorite among 911 enthusiasts who consider air-cooled 911s too expensive.

When the 996 was introduced in 1999, many purists were disappointed with Porsche’s switch to water cooling. But the 996 offered more tractable power and easier handling. It went where you pointed quite fast, with less effort and drama. The 996 Turbo introduced in 2000 significantly improved performance and the 996 Turbo Cabriolet (the first 911 Turbo Cabriolet since 1989) really topped off the series in 2004. 

Its twin turbocharged 3.6-liter flat-six engine delivers 420 PS (309 kW) at 6000 rpm and 415 ft lbs (563 N·m) of torque at 2,700 rpm, enough to power you from a standing start to 60 mph (97 km/h) in about 4.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 187 mph (301 km/h). Features include four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, sequential multi-port fuel injection and VarioCam Plus variable intake valve timing for enhanced low-to-mid range torque. The engine is mated with a crisp 6-speed manual or 5-speed Tiptronic transmission.

Handling is foolproof even on slippery roads thanks to 4WD, stability management, vented disc brakes and a finely tuned four-wheel independent suspension. The all-wheel drive system includes a viscous unit that compensates for differing wheel speeds during cornering. If grip is lost, a stability management system applies braking and adjusts engine power to maintain stability.

The leather interior is relatively simple, to the pleasure of 911 purists. It’s more ascetic than luxurious, but comfortable and well constructed. The leather seats provide solid support during spirited driving and contribute to a firm but comfortable ride that’s extremely quiet with the hard top in place. A fabric top is also provided that can be folded down automatically with the press of a button while driving at up to 31 mph. Even with the roof down, the ride is relatively quiet due to a wind deflector behind the seats.

This gorgeous 2004 Porsche 996 Turbo Cabriolet in the possession of Japan Car Direct was clearly pampered by its owner. From teardrop bi-xenon headlamps to 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels and sporty rear spoiler, every detail is immaculate. The pristine leather interior includes an automatic climate control system, navigation system, rear view monitor and carbon fiber detailing. 

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2004 Porsche 996 Turbo Cabriolet

Year:            2004
Make:           Porsche
Model:          996 Turbo Cabriolet
Mileage:        63,700km
Transmission:    5-speed Tiptronic
Fuel Type:        Gasoline (Premium unleaded, 91+)
Drivetrain:        AWD
Engine:             3.6L Turbo
Exterior Color:    Dark blue
VIN Number:    WP0ZZZ9934S670095

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