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50 Years of the Porsche 911
In 2013, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911 which was first launched at the Frankfurt motor show in 1963. It has gone on to become one of the most pined after sports cars for pe... trol heads around the world, with continuous refinements ensuring that its ever green design has remained desirable and relevant.But did you know that at its launch in 1963, the 911 was actually called the 901? 82 versions of the 911 were produced in this name before Peugeot put a halt to things, claiming they had the right to car names which featured 3 numbers with a zero in the middle.These 82 901’s came out of the same factory which still produces 110 911’s to this day.The 911 has also enjoyed a remarkable amount of success in motorsport, with racing cars based on the road going design winning the prestigious Le Mans 24 hours on 14 separate occasions.
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