The main objective of the company is in fact to achieve value-generating development. Mainly by doing this kind of development, could we create renewable investments in revolutionary systems, new elements and, most importantly, in the people here at Porsche.
With this strategy, we are now within our means to rethink sports mobility. We would like to excite the customers with our services and products. We also aim to consolidate our status as a major employer and business partner fulfilling its environmental and social obligations. And also the return should be sufficient too.
We have almost everything to achieve our goals: breathtaking cars and a group passionate about their work.
Shaping the future of the sports car is the conception of Strategy 2025. Central to the approach is our long-term product profile. The long-term sports car will blend the past as well as the values of the Porsche brand with revolutionary systems, while exactly guaranteeing durability. To achieve this, topics such as electromobility, connectivity as well as digitization will fulfill a crucial function. Embracing the subjects will allow us to condition the sporting and exclusive mobility of tomorrow. Nonetheless, with all the innovative developments as well as modifications that lie ahead, one thing remains constant: anything that bears the Porsche crest will also deliver the exceptional quality associated with Porsche.
The successor to the 356 was first presented in Paris in September 63, but when the production version was unveiled the following fall, Peugeot – which patented three-digit names with a zero in the middle – was became 911 after 81 cars built. Only available as a coupe with manual transmission and 128 hp 2.0 flat six.
A, series B
Cammy 158bhp 2.0 S joined the range at the end of 66 with the first Fuchs wheels. Targa (with flexible and removable rear window) follows shortly after. The 110 hp 911 T replaces the 912; 138bhp E slots between that and S. Longer wheelbase for ’69. Sportomatic semi-automatic transmission available from ’67.
The big change is the increase in capacity to 2.2 liters for the T, E and S (now 123, 153 and 178 hp).
T, E and S go to 2.4 liters (128, 163, 187 hp). The horn grilles under the headlights turn black for ’72. The 207 hp Carrera RS 2.7 homo landed in 1973, but only in Europe.
G, H, I, J
Chunky “bumper” adapted to meet US accident laws. Simplified range to 911 (148 hp), 911 S (173 hp) and Carrera (207 hp), all equipped with 2.7 engines. Carrera upgrades to 200 hp 3.0 for ’76.
K, L, A, B, C, D
All models except Turbo replaced by 178bhp SC (increased to 201bhp in ’80). Targa now has a black, not silver hoop. The semi-auto Sportomatic finally died in 1979. The first real 911 convertible appeared at the end of 82.
E, F, G, H, I, J
SC replaced by a new Carrera. The engine goes to 3.2 liters and 228 hp. Widebody option with turbo look from ’85; smoother box G50 ‘from late ’86; Carrera Club Sport light from ’87; Retro speedster in 89.
Everything shows, no. Upgraded with the 911, Porsche adapts a flat four-cylinder 1.6 liter 89 hp on the same hull to create the 912, a true successor to the old 356. Coupé or (from 67) Targa.
In 1975, Porsche killed the mid-engined 914, but the new 924 is still two years away. To overthrow the budget of American buyers, he revived the 912 for a year, dropping the 914’s 89-hp 2.0 flat-four into the 911’s hull. Manual-shift coupe only.
930 (original 911 Turbo)
The 256bhp from the 3.0 turbocharged six pushes the 911 into supercar territory – and several drivers into shrubs. Even faster from 78 with a 3.3 intercooled 300 hp (including squarer engine cover and thicker spoiler). Targa and Cabrio options from ’87. Stuck with a four-speed manual until ’89.
954 (911 SC / RS)
Porsche is only building 22 of these little-known homologation stages to qualify for Group B. Changes include a lightweight Turbo-style shell and Kevlar bumpers. The 3.0 six does 251 hp on the road finish, good for 0-62 mph in 5 seconds.
Taking the 911 from the Stone Age to sci-fi, the 444 hp 959 features a twin-turbo flat-six derived from the 956 Le Mans with water-cooled heads, a computer-controlled chassis and four driving wheels. Maximum speed: 197 mph. 961 is 959 modified for competition; finished seventh at Le Mans in 87.
Porsche has plans for a junior 959 codenamed 965 powered by a rear-mounted water-cooled V8 and is building several prototypes. But new boss Ulrich Bez (later of Aston Martin) pulls out. Some Porsche fans now use 965 to refer to the production 964 Turbo.
New slick bumpers and retractable spoiler are the most obvious but least important improvements. Under the skin there is a 3.6 with 247 hp, ABS and power steering, while all-wheel drive (Carrera 4) and the new Tiptronic push-pull car are available. Turbo is back for ’91 with 320 hp 33 (376 hp for the rare ’92 Turbo S); became 355 hp 3.6 Turbo for ’93 (379 hp for 3.6 Turbo S). The lightweight RS (and the ultra-rare 3.8 RS) was reminiscent of the 1973 RS, but the RS America only in the US was just a C2. Speedster returned in narrow and wide forms.
The curved shell was a radical change to the design of the 911, but the real advancement was the new multi-link rear suspension, a legacy of the stillborn four-door 989 program, and a more sophisticated and less sub-optic four-wheel drive system. – tackle. 268 hp from 3.6 to 281 hp with the addition of adjustable VarioRam air intakes from 95, the same year Porsche produced the 402 hp Turbo, the first all-wheel-drive 911 Turbo. The special GT2 Race-Raw homologation is a 424 hp (later 444 hp) rear-drive monster. Targa’s intro in ’96 was essentially a large sunroof.
Will the water make meister? Porsche gives up the hips and cools with water for 98. Flat six drops to 3.4 liters but power up to 296 hp. Turbo back for ’00 with the same 409bhp but now offers an optional 5-speed Tiptronic. The first GT3 (355 hp) landed in 1999; GT2 (462 hp, rear-wheel drive, carbon brakes, no traction control) followed in 2001. Recognize an older 996 (non-Turbo) by its flowing headlights.
Return to 3.6 liters and 316 hp for the refreshed 996 recognizable by its Turbo style headlights. The GT3 lost its split rims but gained 20 hp and a more authentic square rear spoiler. Even more rugged, the GT3 RS featured RS 73-style graphics, a plastic window and a carbon hood. Turbo available with optional 444 hp X50 power kit; becomes standard on the new Turbo S in ’05. Turbo convertible option from ’04.
The slightly updated 996 gets more visual muscle, go for the PASM adaptive shocks and the choice of two engines: 321 hp 3.6 for Carrera or 350 hp 3.8 in Carrera S. Wider arches in Turbo look for C4. GT3 is a 3.6 with 409 hp, or a 3.8 with 429 hp in the RS version. Turbo (available as a 2007 cab) gets a 3.8 from 473 hp – increased to 523 hp in the Turbo S and GT2 (again rear-wheel drive).
Direct injection increases Carrera to 340 hp and S to 380 hp; the optional active sports exhaust compensates for bland sounds. The big news is the PDK seven-speed dual-clutch transmission for Carreras and Turbo, which achieves 493 hp, or 522 hp in the 2010 Turbo S. GT3 — on a 3.8 from 429 hp; The RS 3.8 pushed that to 444 hp. The legendary GT3 RS 4.0 develops 486 hp still without turbos, but the GT2 RS 604 hp remains the best. Other notable models: Carrera GTS (wide arches, 402 hp, thinks it’s a junior GT3), Sport Classic (73-style ducktail spoiler), Speedster.
The 911 comes on all GTs, gains in refinement and switches to electric steering. Reborn Targa has to have a 4×4, a nifty but heavy retractable roof mechanism, and cool 70s-inspired styling. Carrera’s new 3.4 gets 345 hp, the S gets a 3.8 from 395 hp, and the tighter GTS gets 424 hp. GT3 comes with a new 3.8 of 370 hp; RS is a 4.0 of 493 hp. Both have all-wheel steering, but are PDK only, as is the 513 hp Turbo (and the 552 hp Turbo S). The highlight is 911R, basically a GT3 RS in civilian clothes with a manual gearbox: speculators, and stocks, are going crazy.
New 3.0 turbo engines for Carrera (365bhp), S (415bhp) and GTS (444bhp) mean the GT3 is nothing more than naturally aspirated Porsche. The fans reduce noise, but provide masses more torque and little delay. GT3 (now 4.0 and 500 hp) gets a manual option – unless it’s a 513 hp RS. There is also a GT3 Touring without spoiler and a GT3-lite, the sportiest Carrera T. The turbo goes to 533 hp, or 552 hp in the Turbo S version and 599 hp for the exclusive Turbo S series from Liberace.
A very trendy 911. Cockpit technology stolen from the Panamera, emissions standards that make less noise and an all-aluminum body designed for all future versions. For now, the Carrera S and 4S PDK models have a 444 hp engine, much like the 991.2 above, with manuals, a GT3, a Turbo and countless other editions pending in the years to come. .