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2003 Porsche 911 (996) Turbo
Eriel's 911 Porsche Turbo at Buttonwillow, CA

2003 Porsche 911 (996) Turbo

Her name is Athena (goddess of heroic endeavor, companion of heroes). Picked up this dream car on 2006.12.04 with 15,435 miles on it after scouring the country for over a month for the perfect deal, features, options, color, price, miles, dealer, etc.

Ever since I was a kid, the Porsche has always held that special head-turning "oh my" quality, but it was always someone else driving it by, more of that! :)

I figured I'd better pick this up sooner rather than later; can't have people saying it's a mid-life-crisis car.

Learn how to pronouce Porsche (POR-shuh) properly, and stand your ground against all the TV shows, radio, movies, and likely your friends who don't. On your next trip to Europe when renting a GT3-RS for Autobahn fun, you'll be happy you did.

The Porsche 911 heritage

Original Details/Specs:
  • Lapis Blue with Graphite Gray full leather interior
  • 6-speed manual
  • 415 hp
  • 415 lb-ft torque
  • Max rpm 6750
  • 0-60 mph 3.9 seconds
  • Top track speed 189 mph
Mods to date:
  • Bilstein PSS9 Coil-Over suspension system
  • FVD 996 618 40: ECU software upgrade taking specs to:
    • 490 hp (18% increase over factory)
    • 542 lb-ft torque (31% increase over factory)
    • Max rpm 7000
    • 0-60 mph 3.6 seconds
    • Top track speed 198 mph
  • HRE P40 Monoblok 19" wheels
  • Windows tinted with 3M CS35 (38% light pass-through)
  • GT2 Wing
My Max Speed: 151 MPH on 2007.06.07
GT2 Wing 2010.09
911 Turbo with GT2 Wing
HRE Monoblok P40 19" wheel upgrade 2009.06 (tires = Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 225/35 ZR19 & 315/25 ZR19)
General Shots
Eriel's 996 Turbo driver's side
My 911 Turbo in garage
My 911 Turbo
My 911 Turbo
My 911 Turbo
In Car Shows
Athena on Spiel cover
Laguna Car Show
At Work with Her Colleagues
Track Day: Buttonwillow 2010.05.21
Track day: Buttonwillow 2009.05.22
Track day: Buttonwillow 2008.05.24
Track day: Buttonwillow 2007.05.25