The 911 is the iconic Porsche sports car, defying the
laws of cornering Physics with its rear mounted flat-6 engine,
which was originally air-cooled.
While there is Porsche, it seems, there will always be a Porsche 911,
although it may have little mechanical resemblance to the first 911s,
apart from having a rear mounted flat-6 of course.
In the 1970s and 1980s Porsche made the front engined 924, 928 and 944,
but real Porschists demanded a 911.
- 1964: First 911, 1991cc flat-6, 96kW (130bhp);
it followed the general layout of the Porsche 356.
- (1964: 912, flat-4 version 1582cc, 66kW.)
- 1980s Porsche developed a 4x4 911 for rallying,
even winning the Paris-Dakar with one in
4x4 911, c1981
all wheel drive (that is four wheel drive) became
a feature of some variants of road-going 911s in an effort to tame
its handling for the less able owner with a lead foot.
1997: The new 911's 3.4-litre flat-6 engine was
water-cooled -- easier to reduce noise and pollution.
- 2002 Porsche 911 GT2
- Loa 4445mm, width 1830mm, height 1275mm, wheelbase 2355mm,
- weight 1440kg (unladen)
- Engine 3.6-litre, flat-6, twin turbo-charged, 4valves/cyl, dohc
- power 340kW at 5700rpm, torque 620Nm at 3500rpm,
- Transmission 6-speed manual
- Suspension indep/ indep, brakes disc/ disc
- Tyres 245/35ZR18/ 335/30ZR18
- Price $388K [$au, Feb 2002]
2002, 911 C4S with AWD
- 2010, May 12:
Porsche released details of
the 911 GT2 RS,
3.6-litre, 6-cyl., twin turbo-chargers, 620hp, 1370kg,
claiming 11.9 l/100km (23.7mpg, 284 gm CO2/km).
"Limited to just 500 units,"
"world debut at the Moscow Auto Show on August 25th 2010,"
€237,578 in .de (9/2010).
- 2011, September:
The next 911, the so called 911 991,
made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Flat-6 engine, as always, now 3.4-litre in the Carrera,
direct injection, 261kW, 380Nm,
claiming 8.2 l/100km & 194 gm CO2/km,
and in the
Carrera S 3.8-litre, 300kW, 440Nm.
Transmission options, 7-speed manual, or 7-speed dual clutch "auto",
from £81K (11/'11).
2012, April 5:
Prof. Ferdinand Alexander Porsche (11/12/1935 - 5/4/2012),
who "sculpt[ed] the first model" for the 356 replacement and
"was head of the Porsche design studio" when the 911 (901) was released,
died in Salzburg.
2013, May 3:
"the new generation 911 Turbo (383kW) and Turbo S (412kW)."
Rear axle steering to 2ngles the rear wheels up to 2.8°.