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997 carrera 2s/4s - aluminum use for body panels/chassis

shazz

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Hi guys,

I'm new to the forum and have used the forum to great extend to do research on the 997.. Maybe one day I will be able to take the plunge and own a beauty such as many of you.

My question is surrounding the use of aluminum for body panels for the 997. Or are all parts constructed out of steel and the use of aluminum was only introduced partially for the 997 turbo (45% of the car)..

The reason I am asking is due to a fellow friend saying he thinks the bonnet, and side skirts/sills are possibly made out of aluminum..

Thanks again in advance :)
 
HI there, welcome to the forum. On the Carreras, the bonnets are indeed made out of aluminium. On the GT and turbo models, I believe the doors are also made out of Aluminium. On the RS models, the front wings are made out of aluminium also. Hopefully someone else will be along to confirm or put me right over this.

~ Maxie
 
Maxie said:
HI there, welcome to the forum. On the Carreras, the bonnets are indeed made out of aluminium. On the GT and turbo models, I believe the doors are also made out of Aluminium. On the RS models, the front wings are made out of aluminium also. Hopefully someone else will be along to confirm or put me right over this.

~ Maxie

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I don't know the figure for the aluminium content of the Turbos's body but the 45% quoted by the friend would surely have been too high.
 
There is no ally in the chassis (outside the suspension systems)
 

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