Porsche 911: a half-century legend

March 5, 2015 at 5:21 pm

Each of the seven generations of 911 contributed to the success story of the brand.
Creator of the legend Ferry Porsche described the his masterpiece: “911 – the only car in which you can participate in the rally” Safari “and the race at Le Mans, then go to the theater or a ride on the streets of New York.”
The birth of icons.
Porsche 901 prototype made its debut in 1963 at the motor show in Frankfurt. But the company Peugeot, patented three-digit indexing with zero in the middle raised a fuss about the misuse of such labeling. Therefore, in the 1964 series cars renamed 911.

Porsche 911 image

Porsche 911 pics

In the second generation in 1974, debuted version of Turbo. It received a 3.0-liter 260-horsepower engine. In 1977 there was a 911 Turbo 3.3 with intercooler (300 hp).

Porsche 911 pics

Porsche 911 picture

In 1988, the debut of the third generation (type 964). For the first time in the 911 Carrera 4 versions equipped with four-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive Carrera 2 hit the market six months later.
The fourth generation (type 993) is easily recognized by more streamlined body shape with integrated bumpers.
One of the most successful sports cars in the world for half a century of its existence has sold 820,000 copies.

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