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History of the porsche 911

MICKSIGARAGE.COM THE CAR PARTS EXPERTS PORSCHE History of the Porsche 911 911 O to F Series PORSCHI 1963-1973 • The Porsche 911 was first shown at the 1963 Frankfurt International Auto Show as the 901, but renamed 911 for its market launch - after a dispute with Peugeot that Weight: 1020kg 1310 mm • The first 911 produced 130hp from its 2.0-litre air-cooled flat-six boxer engine, the 911 S bumping that up to 160hp. That S was the first to feature the iconic 'Fuchs' TULIGARTive-spoke alloy wheels. • During its first ten years Porsche added more models, including the 911 Targa in 1966, a halfway-house convertible with removable roof panels. 4163 mm The engine grew from 2.0 litres up to 2.2 in 1969, then 2.4 in 1971, with the 1973 Carrera RS (RennSport) gaining a 2.7-litre engine producing 210hp. ARTINI RACING 8. • Thạt 2.7 RS is iconic today and in rare lightweight form weighed less than 1,000kg. Its famous ducktail spoiler was actually an option. Built as a homologation special for racing, that 2.7 RS has become a highly sought-after collectors' car, with the best commanding over a million Euros. Despite 1580 being made it's widely regarded as the quickest appreciating classic car, with prices growing by 700% in the past dečade. 911 G-Series Weight: 1210kg 1973-1988 1310 mm • Introduced in 1973, the so-called G-Series 911 featured impact-style bumpers for American crash-test regulations. • The G-Series was initially offered in base 911, 911 S and Carrera 2.7 guises, with the Carrera getting a 3.0-litre 200hp engine in 1976. 4291 mm • The 3.0-litre engine of the Carrera was used in Porsche's first 911 Turbo, featuring a KKK turbo for 260hp, a 5.5-second 0-100km/h time and 250km/h top speed - and fearsome reputation, to boot. • The original 1975 Turbo was replaced by the 3.3-litre version in 1977, it offering 300hp; both Turbos are referred to as 930 models in Porsche circles. • The G-Series 911 would see Porsche diversify the range, with plenty specials including the rare 3.0 RS, 930 Turbo SE and LE (the SE with a flat-nose body), the Cabriolet, a Speedster based on the 3.2 Carrera and a lightened 3.2 Clubsport. Topping them all was the and the super high-tech twin-turbo, four-wheel drive Porsche 959, with 450hp, 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds and a 315km/h top STUNT PORSCHE MARTINI speed. DENLOP 964 Weight: 1450kg 1988-1993 • Launched in 1988, the 964 was a radical new 911, which, despite looking largely similar to its predecessors, was in fact 85% new. 1310 mm • The Carrera's engine remained air-cooled, with its now 250hp 3.6-litre flat-six boxer still located out behind the back 'axle and allowing a 0-100km/h time of 5.7 seconds and a 260km/h top speed. 4275 mm • The 964 was offered in both rear-wheel drive Carrera 2, and four-wheel drive Carrera 4 guises, the latter's four-wheel drive system derived from that of the 959. It was 100kg heavier than the Carrera 2. • Automatic 911s had been offered previously, but the 964 was the first to be offered with the Tiptronic automatic. • Only the Turbo and 3.8 RS models had a fixed rear spoiler, while all other 964 derivatives featured a pop-up spoiler that raised to improve both cooling and stability. • Like its G-Series predecessor the 964 offered plenty of choice. Along with the standard Carrera 2, Carrera 4, Targa and Cabriolet models, Porsche built some 2405 RS models with 260hp between '91 and '92, a super-rare 3.8 RS (55 built), 936 Speedsters, 88 Turbo S (with 180kg less weight and 61hp more than the 964 3.3 Turbo), and Turbo 3.6, of which ít built 1437. Other specials include the 964 Anniversary, Porsche building 911 of them, and the hen's teeth 964 C4 lightweight of which just 22 were built. 993 Weight: 1370kg 1993-1997 • The 993 followed the 964 into production, initially being offered in Carrera 2 and Carrera 4 guises, with a 3.6-litre flat-six boxer engine produčing 272hp, a 5.6-second 0-100km/h time and new styling and suspension. The 993 would be the last air-čooled 911. 1311 mm • Wide-bodied 2S and 4S models followed, these having the looks of and suspension from the Turbo, though without the fixed rear wing. 4275 mm PORSC • Like its predecessors the 993 was offered in Turbo guise, and it reached a 290km/h top speed thanks to its 3.6-litre twin-turbo flat-six. 33 • The Turbo had four-wheel drive and was the first car to feature hollow-spoked alloy wheels - to reduce the unsprung weight. STAR CARD TAISAN • In addition to the 408hp standard Turbo, of which Porsche built 5937 examples, a Turbo S was also TUTIGART offered with 450hp, while the GT2 deleted the four wheel drive and gained huge front and rear wings and bolt on wheel arch extensions. The 993 also saw an RS model offered, it gaining a 3.8-litre engine with the VarioRam system of the Tater Carreras. If produced 300hp and Porsche only built 1014, making them among the rarest RS models built. • A Targa 993 model was also sold, featuring a retractable glass roof. A Speedster was never officially offered, but the factory is said to have built two. The Porsche 911 GT1, which debuted at Le Mans in 1996, had very little in common with the 993, not least as its engine was water-cooled. 996 Weight: 1317kg 1997-2004 • A new dawn for the 911, and one that upset the purists, with the flat-six engine featuring water cooling for the first time. 1306 mm • It wasn't just the engine that was new; the 996 was the first genuinely all-new 911 Porsche had built since the origiñal back in 1963. 4432 mm • It might have been hailed as all-new, but the 996 shared rather a lot of its structure and styling with the Boxster, Porsche's cheaper mid-engined foadster. As with its 964 and 993 predecessors the 996 was offered in Carrera 2 and'4 guises, as a coupé or a Cabriolet and Targa model (unusually with an opening rear glass hatchback), but there was no Speedster moděl. • The 3.4-litre Carrera produced 300hp, later Gen II 996s seeing the engine capacity rise to 3.6 litres and delivering 320hp. The 4S had styling from the Turbo, while the Turbo got a twin-turbo 3.6-litre unit with 420hp, four-wheel drive and a 4.2-second 0-100km/h time. The Turbo S gained 30hp, while the GT2, a rear-drive only 462hp turbocharged model, is reverentially referred to as the 'widow maker' thanks to its monstrous performance. • Gen II 996s feature restyled heạdlights, which improve the looks, though the 996 remains the unloved car in the family tree, with a few notable exceptions. 09 • The specials are very much so, the 993 GT3 arriving in 1998 with a lightweight body and 360hp 3.6-litre enğine, the famous 'Mezger unit derived from the GT1 racing car. The GT3 RS would follow, based on the Gen II GT3, sharing the same 381hp output, but adding even more focus. 997 2004-2011 Weight: 1395kg • A heavy evolution of the 996, the 997 brought far more appealing styling back to the 911, said to be influenced by the 993 moděl. 1270 mm • The 997 would see Porsche offer even more model proliferation than ever before, with the Carrera, Carrera 5, Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S, these all offered in coupé and Cabriolet guises with either manual or automatic transmissions. 4427mm • Like the 996 before it, the 997 can be separated into two generations, with later Gen Il cars gaining direct fuel injection, while the Tiptronic transmission was replaced by Porsche's significantly improved PDK, dual-clutch automatic. • The standard Carrera featured a 3.6-litre engine with 325hp, while the Carrera S made 355hp from its 3.8 litre unit. Gen Il cars had 345- and 385hp respectively, from the same capacity engines. • The 997 was offered in 480hp Turbo, 415hp GT3, 415hp GT3 RS, 530hp GT2, Gen II 435hp GT3, Gen II 500hp Turbo, Gen II 450hp GT3 RS, 530hp Turbo S, and the lunatic 620hp GT2 RS variants. • Other rare models included the 997 Sport Classic, which was limited to 250 examples, 356 997 Speedsters and the 600-build ĞT3 RS 4.0 with an enlarged 4.0-litre 500hp engine. • Adding even more choice were the GTS models, which sat above the Carrera S cars, with a slight hike in power and agility. It was conceived as a model to bridge the gap betweeń the regular Carreras and the GT3. ORSCHE 991 Weight: 1380kg 2011 - Present • The 991 is only the third all-new 911, being based on an entirely new platform with a slightly longer wheelbase- allowing the rear wheels to be moved backwards, to the benefit of weight distribution. 1303 mm STUMGAR The 991 retains the classic 911 rear-engined layout, which in standard Carrera guise is 3.4 litres in capacity with 350hp. The Carrera S gains 400cc and 50hp. Thé 991, as ever, is offered with rear- and four-wheel drive choíces, in seven-speed manual and automatic (PDK) guises. 4491mm • The GT3 arrived in 2013, the first to be offered without a manual transmission; instead the GT department added a development of Porsche's PDK seven-speed paddle-shifted transmission. It also featured rear-wheel steering. • The 991 is a technical tour-de-force, with everything from active engine mounts to torque vectoring offered, the Turbo and Turbo S producing 520- and 56ohp respectively, from a 3.8-litre twin-turbo engine. Both have a 0-100km/h time significantly quicker than that of the 959 supercar. • Specials include the 991 Anniversary to celebrate 50 years of the 911, while the GT3 is nów offered in RS form, too, with 500hp, a 3.3-second 0-100km/h time and race-derived aerodynamics. 88 PRO • Porsche has just revealed its Gen Il revisions for its 991 range, the standard Carrera line-up getting an entirely turbocharged engine choice, both the Carrera and Carrera S get 3.0-litre twin-turbo units, with the Carrera producing 370hp and the S 420hp.

History of the porsche 911

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Continuing our series of infographics based on the history of iconic car models, we bring you the History of the Porsche 911: The Porsche 911 remains one of the most recognisable (and desirable) car...

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