Initially debuting at the Frankfurt 1963 Motorshow, the 911 was originally conceived as a higher performance spec of the original Porsche 356 as it would house more power whilst enlarging the chassis. It had an extremely positive reception and has continued to shine almost 60 years on from its inception.
The 911 has been modified over the years to perform at rally events, motorsport events, and other racing automotive competitions. As Porsche has improved their engineering prowess, much of this focus has been spent on variants of the 911.
Perhaps most famously, the Carrera, which since 1998 has boasted a watercooled engine, with variants between rear and all wheel drive dependent on the model. The 911 also famously features the engine in the rear of the vehicle which lends extremely well to handling abilities that other sportscars lack.
At its peak variants of the Porsche 911 have been able to reach staggering speeds of over 200 mph with almost 700 bhp! The fastest model can reach 0 - 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds and most vehicles are now boasting +3.8 litre twin turbo engines. This truly is engineering at it’s very finest, accompanied by flawless design that has created a timeless vehicle that is etched in history as one of the all time greats.