Porsche 911 from 1963 to 2015
Porsche 911 road car
1963 : Generation 1
|The earliest editions of the 911 had a 130 PS (96 kW) flat-6 engine, in the "boxer" configuration like the 356, air-cooled and rear-mounted, displaced 1991 cm³ (cc) compared with the 356's four-cylinder, 1600 cc unit.|
The car had four seats although the rear seats are very small, and the car is usually called a 2+2 rather than a four-seater (the 356 was also a 2+2).
It was mated to a five-speed manual "Type 901" transmission.
The styling was largely by Ferdinand "Butzi" Porsche, son of Ferdinand "Ferry" Po ...
1974 : Generation 2
|Model year 1974 saw three significant changes.|
First, the engine size was increased to 2687 cc giving an increase in torque.
Second, was the introduction of impact bumpers to conform with low-speed protection requirements of US law, these bumpers being so successfully integrated into the design that they remained unchanged for 15 years.
Thirdly, the use of K-Jetronic CIS Bosch fuel injection in two of the three models in the line up— the 911 and 911S models, retaining the narrow rear arches of the old 2.4, ...
1989 : Generation 3
|"Type" 964 (nine-sixty-four) or simply 964 (nine-six-four) is in fact the internal code name for the car; the vehicle was badged simply as Carrera 2 or Carrera 4.|
The official name for the model, as printed on the front of the Owner's Manual, is "Porsche 911 Carrera 2" or "Porsche 911 Carrera 4".
The 964 name is now often used to distinguish this car from other generations of the Carrera, especially among Porsche enthusiasts.
1993 : Generation 4
|One of the changes in the 993 over preceding 911s is the implementation of an all-alloy multi-arm rear suspension attached to an all-alloy subframe.|
Its design was derived from the project 989, a four-door sedan which never went into production, and was later continued in the 993's successor, type 996.
It required the widening of the rear wheel arches, which itself helped the 993's stability.
This suspension improved the 993's cornering abilities, making it more direct and more stable and helping to reduce ...
1999 : Generation 5
|The Porsche 996 was an all new design made by Harm Lagaay; the first new 911 that didn't carry over a significant component from a previous variant.|
All new body work, interior and drive-train including the first water-cooled engine in a 911.
The Porsche 996 replaced the Porsche 993.
2004 : Generation 6
|While the exterior styling is slightly changed compared to the 996, it is again more evolution rather than revolution; typical of Porsche and the Carrera.|
Jeremy Clarkson has often voiced the opinion that Porsche has "the laziest design team in the world" due to the almost unnoticeable change in external appearance between the 997 and earlier models.
The most notable difference between the 997 and the predecessor 996 is the return to circular headlights, like those of pre-996 Carreras, with separate indica ...
2011 : Generation 7
Koenig 911 Carrera 2/4 Kompressor - 1984
Porsche 911 WRC
Porsche 911 S/T - 1970 - 1971
Porsche 911 Race car
Porsche 911 R, T/R - 1967 - 1968
Porsche created four prototype versions of its newly introduced Porsche 911 for the purpose of GT racing. They were introduced in the Spring of 1967 and dubbed the 911 R. Nearly every component of the 911 R was constructed of lightweight material resultin ...
Porsche 911 rsr turbo - 1974 - 1975 - 1976 - 1977
The Carrera RSR 3.0 and Carrera RSR Turbo (its 2.1 L engine due to a 1.4x equivalency formula) were made in tiny numbers for racing. The turbo car came second at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1974, a significant event in that its engine would form the basis ...
Porsche 911 Carrera RS 993 - 1995
The Carrera RS is a lightweight variant of the Carrera. It features a naturally aspirated 3.8 liter engine with 300 hp (DIN). On the outside it is easily distinguishable by a special non-retractable rear wing, small front flaps and 3-piece 18-inch (460 mm ...