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Got yourself a Porsche Carrera, GT2, GT3, Carrera 4S or Turbo from 1997-2004? Those were the years of the 996, which marked a change from air-cooled to water-cooled. It was also the point at which Porsche essentially canned the round headlights and flared fenders. By all accounts, the 996 was an incredible machine... but what about Porsche tradition? Well, if one can get around the whole air-cooled thing, hot-shoe tuners Hamann have got a package they'd like to show you.

The tuning shop uses original Porsche parts in combination with their own to convert the 996 to a 997, sans the cost of going out and buying a brand new Porsche. On top of the conversion, Hamann added wing doors, a cool body kit, and performance components to round out the upgrade. The result is a slick looking 997 with 620 bhp and a top speed of 217 mph.

[Source: WorldCarFans]

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Oh crap. Kids from myspace came to Autoblog to spam their personal crapspace.
      • 9 Years Ago
      7."All the g-d-mn cars look the same! Yeesh Porsche talk about flogging a dead horse. Would it kill them to design something even remotely new?"

      Honestly, why mess with a good thing? I mean, as long as people keep on buying them, why change it?

      You want something different from Porsche? Buy a Super. ;)

      • 9 Years Ago
      I don't like this...

      It reminds me of those Mercedes 'conversion kits' where people slap a W210 front end on a W124 Mercedes. It looks stupid and is grating to those who apreciate cars for what they are.

      It's one thing to have a boutiqued version of a car, it's another to masquerade it as something it isn't.
      • 9 Years Ago
      All the g-d-mn cars look the same! Yeesh Porsche talk about flogging a dead horse. Would it kill them to design something even remotely new?

      Yay you can get a body kit so the older one looks like the new one which really looks like the much older one. They perform like beasts, but in the creativity department Porsche gets a big fat ZERO.

      (or is that Nine One Zero?)

      And for the inevitable "If it ain't broke don't fix it replies", read a story called the Emperor's New Clothes.
      • 9 Years Ago
      That looks pretty gaudy, but then again, when you're rich you don't necessarily need good taste (I am not rich nor do I have good taste)

      The body kit is just not up to my taste. I've seen a few Tiburon that look just as good.

      Also what's up with the comments? GT500? Is it even comparable?
      • 9 Years Ago
      I think I might see if I can get a Porsche instead. They rock. Here's me http://www.myspace.com/kelly10
      Peace and luv, Kelly
      • 9 Years Ago
      Why not just buy a 997? Any 996 that gets that body kit will someday be a lame bastard, just like pre-1974 cars that got "updated"...
      • 9 Years Ago
      Oh my god I love that car!!! I think it looks much better than the Mustang GT500. Does anybody know the price of getting one? It is very fast too!!