Posted by Anthony CarboneApril 26, 2008 at 2:14 pm
Porsche has apparently upgraded the 3.6 and 3.8-liter engines to direct injection making 345 hp (+20 hp), 390 Nm torque (+20 Nm) and 385 hp (+30 hp), 420 Nm torque (+20 Nm) respectively.
I consider these minor new upgrades more of a quick botox fix than a full facelift
-Porsche Racing Green Metallic (metallic colour) replaces Forest Green Metallic
-Aqua Blue Metallic (metallic colour) replaces Cobalt Blue Metallic
-Nordic Gold Metallic (special colour) replaces Dark Olive Metallic
-Cream White (special colour) replaces Slate Grey Metallic
The center console is restyled in black finish with modified air-conditioning controls and fewer switches. Navigation data is accessed via hard drive and the TFT display screen increase in size from 5.8 to 6.5 inches as well as touchscreen functionality.
Sport Chrono Package Plus in conjunction with the PDK transmission gets new functionality:
-Race-track gearshift strategy
-Additional `Sport Plus’ button
Early Spy Photos of the new 997’s Gentle New Facelift