I havent had a huge deal of wheel time in the 996 and the 997... obviously a HEAP in the current 992...
The 997 to me feels closer to the 992... the same unburstable solid crushing performance. Its almost boring how competant it is. Its a race winner, probably as far as N600 to be honest, given upgrades.
The 996 is much more complex... you have to manage so much more. It feels like it shifts so much more, its more alive really. You have to work it much harder and be more precise, more smoother to win.
I actually really like it over the 997/992 - there's just more for me to think about when driving.
The real 996 only has ABS I believe and I'm pretty sure it still has the cable throttle. Its analog. There's no PASM or rear active steer nonsense.
Its really a great car. It does have the 'issue' of sorts where you are in a hard race and you're managing the car and the race and your opponnents.
In the 997/992 I almost feel like the car is almost managing itself too well.
Oh the NSX... err... I love this car. Its super drifty, god knows why. I used it to campaign the Japanese sports series.
So 394hp and SS tyres.
Again, super analog, nothing but ABS and its so fun to manage the oversteer. I had a great time on Kyoto long.
So worth $97,000. On a few corners you can chain drift it easily. It doesnt feel at all planted as almost 400hp in an MR rwd 1,200kg platform means its lively. It feels almost like a big MR2, another fantastic car, although the MR2 never felt this driveable on the throttle.