The Porsche 911 has the power to make you fall… fall in love with this car. Ever since it was built and introduced way back in the year 1964, it has captured not only the hearts of the Europeans but almost all the people around the planet.
Only 125 units were built in the first production and the 911 was intended to replace the 356 which was popular at that time in race car division. I wonder if the 911 has performance exhausts that time or an OEM Porsche radiator. Anyway, the important thing is, Porsche is Porsche! What can I say, the 911 has it all!
The ultimate 911, the 2.7 liter Carrera RS, was introduced in October 1972. "The Carrera RS was greeted with high enthusiasm, which wasn’t hard to muster once you got behind the wheel," the auto editors of Consumer Guide tells and shares about the Corvette.
The production of the 911 was a successful start for Porsche and later became even more progressive. It was indeed a new era in the making of the car industry. Here are some of the best things that has ever happened to the vehicle.
- One of the stars and main attractions of the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1963 was a brand new primrose yellow Porsche - the 901 which was to become the 911.
- The introduction of the E-series cars for 1972 represented a pinnacle in Porsche’s ambitious drive to improve the 911 regardless of cost. The modifications carried out to the cars were also significant in that they were aimed far more at improving the car for road use than for competition.
- The ultimate 911, the 2.7liter Carrera RS, was introduced in October 1972.
- In 1989, the car changed dramatically. With new molded bumbers and sleeker lines, the car looked more aerodynamic and ready for the 90’s. This style lasted for the 1990, 91, 92, 93, and 94 model years, and in 1995 the most dramatic change in the history of the 911 took place - the Type 993
"There’s nothing quite like a Porsche 911. Every one of the 250,000 made is a car with an extraordinary character. You either love it or hate it. There’s no emotional compromise with a Porsche 911. The early ones understeered, oversteered, cost a fortune in fuel, started and stopped like nothing else on earth, cornered well and spun even better. The later ones are softer, more frugal and forgiving, reaching their climax in the 959 which holds the road fabulously well on its way to a maximum speed of nearly 200 mph. But old or new, the front seats of a 911 are superb, the luggage space is restricted and the back seats a challenge even for a contortionist. There are dozens of optional extras to confuse the customer and, no matter what anybody says, the engine is in the wrong place. What makes a Porsche 911 so attractive and why has it such a fanatical following? First, it has incredibly sensitive handling. With the combined weight of the engine and transmission concentrated at the back, the rear end typically swings round very fast when cornering, particularly on the very early cars, which had narrow tires and little grip."
And that is a description given by Christ Harvey for all of the forms and styles that the Porsche 911 had used.