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1875

On 3, Ferdinand Porsche is born in the town of Maffersdorf. In 1889, attending grammar school and the Staatsgewerbeschule (State Vocational in Reichenberg, he enters his father’s as an apprentice plumber. Ferdinand married Aloisia Johanna in 1903. The marriage produced two Louise and Ferdinand Anton (Ferry). His daughter Louise married the Viennese attorney-at-law Dr. Piлch.

Hybrid Cars

The Lohner-Porsche electric car is presented at the Fair in Paris. The wheel hub of the young engineer Ferdinand bring him international attention. In the year, he develops an all-wheel-drive as well as a hybrid petrol/electric a world first.

Daimler

Ferdinand Porsche becomes Director at Austro-Daimler in Wiener At the age of only 31, he is responsible for the model of one of Europe’s largest automotive

1909

Ferdinand Anton Porsche, later known as is born on September 19 in Wiener

1910

The Austro-Daimler touring car and driven by Ferdinand Porsche a triple victory in the Prinz-Heinrich which was popular at that It was a long-distance test for touring with annual varying On that particular year, it was kilometres long, and extended Berlin through Magdeburg, Kassel, Wьrzburg, Nuremberg, Strasbourg and Trier to the finishing at Bad Homburg. Ferdinand Porsche top speeds of up to 140 kilometres per hour on the with his novel, aerodynamic, car.

Creating the Austro-Daimler he also developed a small car to successfully beat competitors much larger engines in the Targa Florio in Sicily, scoring no less than 43 wins.

1923

As Technical and Board Member of the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft in Ferdinand Porsche designs the Mercedes Compressor Sports The following year, the 2-litre wins the Targa Florio. The S-Type models dominate motorsport from 1927. His designs Mercedes-Benz S (sport), SS sport) and SSK (super sport (short)) became synonymous for and racing success.

In January Porsche left Daimler-Benz AG and a short time with in Austria. With the Wall crash of 1929, Ferdinand lost his position at Steyer, and his reputation he was unable to find a willing to meet his directorship so he decided to set up his own company based in With the financial backing of Rosenberger, Porsche started his with some former Most prominent amongst his new was his Chief Designer Karl

1931

Ferdinand Porsche an office for ‘engineering and consultation on and vehicle design’ in Stuttgart on 25, and worked for such renowned as Wanderer, Zьndapp and NSU.

In its year, Porsche’s office a six-cylinder midrange saloon and a new power unit for German car Wanderer based in the city of This was followed by a swing for Horch-Werke in Zwickau and an air-cooled radial engine developed on of Phдnomen Werke in Zittau and for use in trucks.

Working on behalf of GmbH, the Engineering Office developed a small and compact car with its engine positioned at the a central tube frame and the upfront of the rear axle, was to the way for the Volkswagen Beetle destined to later. A further milestone in the of the automobile was the torsion bar suspension patented by Porsche and featured for decades as state-of-the-art technology in car production.

Auto Union VW

For Auto Union, Porsche a Grand Prix race car a 16-cylinder engine in mid-ship The rear-engine vehicle concept for the compact car (Type 32) developed for NSU is incorporated in the Volkswagen Beetle.

team led by Senior Engineer Rabe started work on the Auto Union P racing car P stands for Porsche). The first drives were conducted as as in January 1934, and in its very racing season also in the new car not only set up three world but also won three international Prix races as well as hillclimb events.

With such as Bernd Rosemeyer, Stuck or Tazio Nuvolari at the the Auto Union racing car enhanced to an ever-increasing standard 1934 and 1939 became one of the successful racing cars in the era. Indeed, its mid-engine soon set the trend for all modern cars and is still applied in Formula 1.

See here for more of the Auto Union Type C, and for more history behind the Union cars.

The Beetle

The company Dr. Ing. h.c. F. KG receives an official order for the and construction of a German Volkswagen. one year later, the VW prototype is driven. The ‘Ur Beetle’ is assembled in the of the Porsche villa in Stuttgart.

it has to be said that much of the design was most likely by the Tatra cars of Hans particularly the T97. This had a streamlined body and a rear-mounted 4 horizontally-opposed air-cooled engine. sued, but the lawsuit was stopped Germany invaded Czechoslovakia. The was re-opened after WW2 and in 1961 paid Tatra 3,000,000 Marks in settlement.

The Volkswagen owes its postwar existence to one man, British army Major Ivan Hirst After the war, he was ordered to control of the heavily bombed which the Americans had captured. He the British military to order of the cars, and by 1946 the factory was 1,000 cars a month. The car and its changed their Nazi-era to Volkswagen (people’s car) and (not KdF as in Stadt des KdF-Wagens, a town built to house VW respectively. The first 1,785 were made in a factory Wolfsburg in 1945.

1935

Alexander Porsche is born on 11 in Stuttgart as the eldest son of Ferry

1936

Parallel to road of the Type 60, production facilities are under the direction of Ferdinand for the Volkswagen renamed the ‘KdF-Wagen’.

Finally, in April 1939 started on the KdF-wagen but only 210 made before World War 2 disrupted the Western World and ruined the factory.

Under the Type 64, three racing are developed at Porsche in Zuffenhausen. for long-distance (Berlin to Rome) competition, the ‘BerlinRom-Wagen’ are considered the of all later Porsche sports See here for more details

on the Volkswagen Type 60, the Type 64 was by the Kraft durch Freude Strength through Joy) as the ideal model for promoting of the Volkswagen now re-named the KdF Car. By Porsche had completed three coupйs boasting a streamlined body and powered by a modified VW opposed engine but then the Race planned for September was postponed due to the War.

Apart the Volkswagen Project, Porsche’s Office, which had moved to the District of Stuttgart in 1938, was working on numerous other assignments for the automotive industry. a contract concluded with AG, for example, Porsche developed engine components for the Mercedes and worked on the Type 80 World Record Car from 1937 to

Yet another project was the Type 110 tractor for farm use developed on of the Deutsche Arbeitsfront (German Front) (DAF) with its two-cylinder power unit, the foundation for the subsequent People’s and the Porsche diesel tractor after World War II.

The Kastenwagen, Schwimmwagen

Following the outbreak of War II, the Porsche Engineering Office further models intended for use. Apart from the 81 VW Kastenwagen or Jeep, the company in late 1937 as Porsche KG, developed the Type 62 KdF Offroader, the 82 VW Kьbelwagen, the all-wheel-drive Type 87, and the 166 VW Schwimmwagen or amphibian car.

The was the equivalent of the American Jeep WWII. It was first designed by Dr. Porsche and by his son Ferry as a buggy for With the war looming on the horizon, the fun car a military vehicle. The base is the KDF (the future Volkswagen). the rear wheels are driven but the car is light and behaves well in conditions. Kьbelwagen is an abbreviation German Kьbelsitzwagen which means bucket seat It was a generic name for open-topped utility cars fitted bucket seats.

Ferdinand developed a four-wheel-drive version of the There were a few Type 86, a 4WD of the Type 62 prototype, but then was abandoned in favour of the Type 87, a 4WD of the production type 82 (1941). only a handful were (probably six, in Stuttgart, not but this vehicle is, historically it was the first Porsche-built car to have a cc engine. This engine the standard VW crankshaft, but with mm (2.9 in) cylinder bores, and was used in the Porsche 356.

The 4WD Kьbelwagen project was abandonned in of the Schwimmwagen, type 128/166.

The (Porsche Type 128 and Type was an amphibious vehicle used by the German Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS the Second World War. It was by the Volkswagen factory at Wolfsburg, the bodies (or rather hulls!) by Ambi Budd in Berlin. Komenda, Ferdinand Porsche’s car body designer, developed the car construction. Komenda patented his for the swimming car at the German Patent

All Schwimmwagens were four drive (even the earlier 128, based on the full-length chassis (2.4 m (7.9 ft) The large-scale production models 166) had a wheel-base of only 2.0 m ft).

Towards the end of 1939, Engineering Office was requested by the Authority of the German Army to a medium-weight battle tank, but on this model was discontinued in the of the project since there was demand for heavier tanks. So the Tank 101 Tiger, Porsche KG its bid for a tender organised by the Army Authority for the construction of a tank in the category above 50 tonnes. And in 1942 Ferdinand Porsche the assignment to build a very armoured car subsequently to become as the Tank 205 Maus. But ultimately two prototypes were built and the was never able to enter

1944

Owing to wartime the Porsche KG engineering office to Gmьnd in the Austrian province of The company was only able to and sell water turbines, winches, ski-lifts, mowing and various tractors based on the People’s Tractor now marketed for the time under the name

Ferdinand Porsche was arrested by the at the end of 1945, and was subsequently held for 22 in various prisons.

1946

The company Cisitalia entrusted KG now under the management of Ferdinand son Ferry with a number of development contracts. Apart a small tractor and a water the company developed and built the Type 360 Grand Prix car as well as a two-seater mid-engined all drive sports car. See for more detail.

356

1948

The 356 is the sports car to bear the Porsche based on the Type 64 Berlin-Rome car. ‘No. 1’ is road in June. Only one month the lightweight mid-engine roadster its first class victory at the Stadtrennen. Porsche No 1 was a mid-engined and was completed and homologated in the Austrian of Gmьnd. The engine displaced cc and developed maximum output of 35 bhp (26 The first few 356 coupйs are made of alloy. See here for more

This marked the birth of the sports car brand, with of the rear-engined coupй and cabriolet of the 356 starting in the second half of After returning to Stuttgart in Porsche began regular production of the 356, with a production volume of some units by the year 1965.

1950

Start of production in Stuttgart.

The Porsche 1300 cc, 44 bhp/32 kW) and 1500 (1488 cc, 60 kW) join the range, the latter becoming a best seller.

At the age of 75 Dr. Ing. h.c. Ferdinand died 1951 in Stuttgart.

Launch of the Porsche 1500 S cc, 70 bhp/51 kW).

1953

Yet new model joins the range: the 1300 S (1290 cc, 60 bhp/44

550 718

The Porsche 550 is produced from Inspired by the 356 and some spyder the car was designed for use in racing. The 550 / 1500RS or became known as the Giant and gave Porsche its first win in a major sports car racing the 1956 Targa Florio. Its from 1957 onwards, the 718, was even more scoring points in Formula One as as 1963. A descendant of the Porsche 550 is considered to be the Porsche Boxster S 550 the Spyder name was effectively with the RS Spyder Le Mans The Porsche 550 Little Bastard is known for being the car in which Dean was killed in 1955.

Production of the first 200 Porsche

1955

The Speedster becomes a sales success. Production of the 356 A starts in autumn with the 1300 and 1300 S power soon joined by the 1600 cc, 60 bhp/44 kW), 1600 S cc, 75 bhp/55 kW) and 1500 GS the first marking the introduction of the new sports with four overhead (1498 cc, 100 bhp/74 kW). The engines are dropped from the

1956

No changes within model range.

1957

The and spartan Porsche 1500 GS is joined by the more comfortable GS de Luxe model.

1958

of the Porsche 356 A 1500 GS Carrera GT is to 110 bhp/81 kW. The Speedster is replaced by the D with a larger windscreen and windows at the side. The 1300-cc are dropped from the range.

The Carrera receives extra and is now called the 1600 GS-GT, the sports version offering output (1588 cc, 115 bhp/85 kW) the de Luxe model (105 kW). The 356 B series is introduced in the Convertible D being re-named the

1960

The Porsche Super 90 a special balance spring on the axle) joins the 356 range cc, 90 bhp/66 kW).

The Type also known as the T7 prototype giving hints of the 911 to come.

Karmann, the specialist coachbuilder, the hardtop coupe on behalf of The roof is not removable, the silhouette of the car has a notchback look.

See here for details

1962

The Porsche 356 is in autumn. Disc brakes are now on all models, with disc on all four wheels being the significant innovation.

The two standard in the range are the 1600 C (75 bhp/55 kW) and SC (95 bhp/70 kW). The new top model is the 2 (1966 cc, 130 bhp/96 kW) featuring brake callipers on the brake

911

1963

The Porsche 911 makes its in the market. The first version of the new boxer engine offers the output as the Carrera 2 (1991 cc, 130 kW). See here for more

Originally named the 901, it out that Peugeot claimed to that model designation, so changed the name to 911.

The 911, with design by Butzi Porsche, was an instant hit the fashionable upper and middle but the air-cooled six cylinder, rear-engined 911 had handling on the limit which it a reputation for violent skids and trips off-road. Amazingly the woes were temporarily by fitting heavy metal into the front bumper of 911 built, improving its balance.

Start-up of Porsche 911 production. The 356 C is better than ever

912

1965

The new model series is off at the lower end by the 912 with its flat-four unit (1582 cc, 90 bhp/66 kW) becoming a best seller. of the 356 ends in April. See the 912 register and a spec of the 912 from 1967

1966

The Porsche Targa with roll-bar enters the in autumn as the new open-air model a removable roof section the windscreen and roll hoop. It was after the Targa Florio race and proved a popular to the range.

The 911 S is introduced with an more powerful engine bhp/118 kW). By the end of the year the 912 is the 911.

The Porsche 906 (Carrera 6) was in 1966, with Gullwing and aerodynamic bodywork, it epitomised car racing of the era, was the was the last racing car from Porsche. details on the 906 here

Designed by Dr Piech, this car was to be the replacement for the 904 which, after dominating for a good few years was losing out to the Dino. The car led to a string of highly racing sports cars, in the 917K which was the first win at Le for Porsche in 1970.

1967

The 911 T the six-cylinder model series leaner trim and a less engine (110 bhp/81 selling at a very attractive of less than DM 20,000.-. US increase rapidly.

1968

of the 911 is extended by 57 mm or 2.24. To comply US emission standards, the six-cylinder units feature Bosch fuel injection for the first The 911 E (140 bhp/103 kW) is launched the market, output of the 911 S is boosted by 10 bhp to 170 The 911 T still using carburettor develops maximum output of 110 kW.


914

1969

To name only the important innovations, the 911 receives a 2195-cc power unit for the model year, introducing a new and performance league: 911 T (125 kW), 911 E (155 bhp/114 911 S (180 bhp/133 kW). Sportomatic is available as an option.

The 912 is replaced by the two-seater mid-engine VW 914 available in two versions: as the 914/4 a four-cylinder Volkswagen engine cc, 80 bhp/59 kW) and as the 914/6 with a Porsche power unit cc, 110 bhp/81 kW). Particularly the four cylinder becomes a success.

1971

The six-cylinder in the 911 grows once again, 2341 cc and introducing a new power and league once again: 911 T bhp/96 kW), 911 E (165 kW), 911 S (190 bhp/140

Porsche also puts on the with its small model, 11 916 sports cars featuring the six-cylinder (2341 cc, 190 bhp/140 following the two 914/8 models an 8-cylinder racing engine built two years before cc, but varying in power: 260 bhp/191 kW and 300 kW). The 260-bhp 914/8 to Professor Ferry Porsche for his birthday.

In 1971, Porsche’s division with its construction, and design departments moved to the new development centre 15 miles of Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. Apart from a test track, Weissach became the home of further installations such as a wind a crash test facility, the emissions test centre, and a range of drivetrain test and dynamometers serving for both developments and customer assignments.

The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 (2687 cc, 210 kW) and the Porsche 2.8 Carrera RSR (2806 cc, 300 221 kW) pave the way for further growth. mainly for motor racing, new models introduce a clearly aerodynamic body feature for the time: the ducktail rear on the engine compartment lid. The 914 receives extra power, now a larger four-cylinder from VW cc, 100 bhp/74 kW) helping the small to remain a genuine best

1973

Following the plant in summer the new model range significant modifications in body the bumpers now complying with US and featuring impact absorbers at side. The 2.7-litre power (210 bhp/154 kW) is introduced as in the Porsche 911. New models are the RS 3.0 sports version (2994 cc, 230 kW) and the Carrera RSR 3.0 (2994 cc, 330 bhp/241 kW) a large rear wing and wheel arches with air intakes.

Within the 914 series a version (1795 cc, 85 bhp/63 kW) the former 1.7-litre engine.

930

In autumn the first Porsche code-named the 930 (2994 cc, 260 bhp/191 kW) the light of day, providing the for various racing models the 935 in the years to follow, with output up to 850 bhp. The 911 is available in versions with the same displacement engine but different of power: 911 (150 bhp/110 911 S (175 bhp/129 kW) and the Carrera bhp/154 kW). The sales is almost exactly 50:50.

The Porsche 911 enters the 1976 year with only minor modifications. Output of the version is boosted to 165 bhp/121 kW, the 911 S is from the range. The Carrera 3.0 cc, 200 bhp/147 kW) is dropped after the shut-down in summer. In their year of production, all models in the 914 range receive a two-litre unit, with a reduction in and output to 95 bhp/70 kW. In autumn the 912 E only in the USA) also a VW power unit (1971 cc, 90 kW) joins the 914 in the market.

924

Porsche’s new model is the 924, the first-ever with a water-cooled engine up front an engine supplied by (1984 cc, 125 bhp/92 kW). The 911 range continues with a power unit as well as the in the Carrera, output remaining in both cases.

The bodyshell on both sides significantly the life-cycle of all Porsche models 1976.

928

1977

The Porsche 928 in autumn 1977 is the new top model as the successor to the 911. Its V8 power boasts American dimensions cc, 240 bhp/177 kW). Starting in all models in the 911 range receive the engine with the same (180 bhp/132 kW) no longer to the former performance figures due to the new standards in the market.

The Turbo becomes larger and even powerful (3299 cc, 300 bhp/221 with an intercooler. The rear changed its looks over the Turbo. The brakes were cross drilled items the 917 racing car (a good way to spot a Turbo), and a boost gauge is into the rev counter.

Sales of the 924 at a good level, the 911 is a stable as before, and demand for the Turbo as as the 928 continues to develop positively. now on the 911 bears the model name 911 SC.

1979

Output of the 911 increases to 188 bhp/138 kW. The 924 Turbo also close to this figure, at 170 kW. With its technical features unchanged, the 928 sees an increase in and sales, the 924 remaining Porsche’s seller.

1980

The Porsche 924 GT (210 bhp/154 kW) offers more power than the the 911 SC now featuring a 204 bhp/150 kW engine. The 928 unchanged, but is joined by the 928 S developing output of 300 bhp/221 kW from cc.

1981

On goes the trend to more power and performance, the 924 now featuring a 177 bhp/130 kW power In 1981 the engine ran on high 98 fuel (earlier it ran on 92 octane) and its HP to 204. In addition to the power the fuel economy got much The 911 Turbo remains unchanged. At the Motor Show Porsche a concept Turbo Cabriolet four-wheel drive).

944

1982

Porsche extends the by introducing the 944 based on the 924 but featuring wider wheel arches and a Porsche engine (2479 cc, 163 kW) basically speaking half the in the 928. The new model has a clear on sales of the 924, which to go down for the first time.

After almost 20 years returns to a real convertible, the 911 SC becoming a best seller from the start. Output of the 928 S is moderately to 310 bhp/228 kW.

1984

The model year launched in 1983 once again the 911 Carrera with an even engine (3164 cc, 231 bhp/170 Arguably the best engine because of the good combination of reliability, economy and driveablity. The 3.2 on 98 octane fuel like the SCs did. It has hydraulic timing tensioners and put an end to a weak point in the 911 The engine has DME electronically controlled and injection system that the driveability and fuel economy. The new are very characteristic and makes it to recognise a 3.2 liter engine. The are thicker and better, the ventilation is improved.

On non european markets the gets a catalytic converter, HP was

The Company’s success curve upwards, the 924 and 944 remaining the best-selling The 928 S becomes even more all 911 Carrera models are now also in Turbo look.

959

1985

The of the 959 featuring a four-valve boxer water-cooled cylinder heads, drive, awe-inspiring performance (2850 cc, 450 bhp/331 kW) and a price tag of DM Production of the 959 in the years to come the 200 mark. The Porsche 928 features an larger engine for the US and Japan, output closer to the European (4957 cc, 292 bhp/215 kW).

The four-cylinder in the 944 now offers even power thanks to turbocharging cc, 220 bhp/162 kW), both the 924 and the 944 on the best-selling list.

Without any modifications the Porsche 911 achieves its annual result, just as the 928 S good year-round figures without any significant innovations. The 924 into the 924 S now featuring Porsche’s power unit (2479 cc, 150 kW).

1986

The four-valve 928 S4 goes into production an increase in engine size and (4957 cc, 320 bhp/ 235 kW). The new consists of the 924 S/944 (2457 cc, 150 kW), the 944 S (2457 cc, 190 bhp/140 kW) and the 944 (2457 cc, 220 bhp/162 kW). The 911 is also available in both and Cabriolet guise.

In 1986 the Carrera becomes available catalytic converter. This the HP to 217.

1987

Output of the 924 models increases to 160 bhp/118 kW. The 944 S (2479 cc, 250 bhp/184 kW) rounds off the model series, the Porsche 928 S4 in production without any significant

For the Carrera, the old 915 gearbox is replaced the all new G50 gearbox. This also that the old cable operated is replaced with a hydraulic This new gearbox is easier to use and the clutch is a bit less demanding the earlier clutch (which was a bit

964

1988

The new generation of the 911 comes the in-house code designation Introduction of the new model starts the 911 Carrera 4 featuring four-wheel The 964 series is available first as a its six-cylinder boxer engine double ignition, plus size and power (3600 cc, 250 184 kW). The old series remains in with the 911 Speedster, strictly a with an extra-small windscreen.

The 944 comes with a larger (2681 cc) and more power bhp/121 kW) and is joined by the 944 Turbo bhp/184 kW). The four-valve unit of the 944 is increased in size and to 2990 cc, 211 bhp/155 kW. The 944 S2 is available as a coupй and cabriolet, the 944 Turbo an all-new five-speed gearbox.

The first all-new 911 came in at a time of a global economic which undoubtedly dented success. The car was an evolution of the classic 911 shape of its predecessor, but more 80 per cent of its parts were new including a larger 3.6-litre engine. And, for the first 911 owners could experience and the extra grip it offered in the 4 model.

The 911 is now available with drive as the Carrera 2, coming in Targa and Cabriolet form. is introduced at the same time, transmission with a torque and four gears also a sequential gearshift by means of the lever. The large model is rounded off as of spring 1989 by the 928 GT even more power bhp/243 kW). The 911 Turbo is from the range, production in autumn 1989.

In 1989 the is only available with the 217 HP converter specification. The 1989 is considered by many to be the last of the 911s. Later models much more electronic and a more modern look. In the Turbo finally gets a speed gearbox. The earlier were only available a 4 speed gearbox.

1990

The new 911 enters the market in September a 3299 cc power unit and a increase in power (320 kW).

The 964 also available normal rear wheel So now the 911 is available as the 911 Carrera 2 and the 911 Carrera 4. You can get them in Coupe, Targa or shape. The rear spoiler is controlled and raises itself at 80

968

1991

The Porsche 968 based in its on the 928 replaces the 944. Output of the power unit is boosted to 240 kW. The 8-cylinder power unit of the 928 now featured in the GTS increases in both and output (5397 cc, 350 bhp/257 just as the 911 Carrera RS competition also offers a slight in power (260 bhp/191

The 968 Clubsport appears later in

In 1991 a new 911 Turbo appears. It has a 3.3 liter engine, but looks the 964 models although with a Turbo rear spoiler (a 964 is often called a 965). The HP is 320 (could be ordered with

1992

The Porsche 911 Turbo with an even larger displacing 3600 cc and developing 360 kW, 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds according to the magazine Auto Motor This car is the last of the classic wheel drive Turbos. It is recogniseable by its 18 inch split

The 968 is introduced in two-seater Clubsport with leaned-down equipment and a price.

993

1993

Towards the of the year Porsche presents the modified 911 code-named the 993 within the and featuring an even more body, the new multi-link rear and a choice of either six-speed gearbox or four-speed Tiptronic. capacity remains unchanged, increases even further cc, 272 bhp/200 kW). The new 993 is built as the Carrera coupй with drive.

Many Porsche believe the 993 is the ultimate 911, for its mix of and modern looks and breathtaking It was the last 911 model with an heart and even the lowliest had 270bhp.

The 993 generation also the RUF Yellow Bird a car tuned to an extent it took on the name of its RUF and was no longer called a Porsche.

The Targa is no longer available. A new with a back sliding roof is introduced instead.

A new Turbo comes along 4 wheel drive and 2 turbochargers of 1. It has hollow spoke 18 inch and 408 HP. It was possible to order it with 430 HP or 450 HP from the Sonderwunschabteilung. This (often referred to as Turbo 4) can from 100 km/h to 0 in 2.5 seconds and 35

GT2

The Porsche 911 (993) GT2 is launched as a Le racing homoglation special. In spec suspension and with it accelerates from 0-60mph in and hits 184mph and quickly a reputation for being rather in the wrong hands.

In 1999, the 911 was replaced with the 996 model, but it was two years before a new GT2 model in that time Porsche had to abandon the GT2 for motorsports use, concentrating on the new naturally-aspirated 911 GT3.

The 996 911 GT2 was superseded by the 997-generation GT2 in 2007 and based on the 3.6 litre flat-6 but featured twin variable turbochargers, which generated 390 kW hp) at 6500 rpm. The GT2 now accelerates in 3.6 to 100 km/h (62 mph) and in 10.6 to 200 km/h (124 mph) and has a top speed of 331 km/h (206 This makes it the first 911 to exceed the 200 mph (322 km/h) top with the exception of the 1998 911 GT1 which has a mid-mounted engine, any other car bearing the 911 moniker. the 993 GT2, its body differed from those of other major differences included fenders, a more aggressively-shaped and a large rear wing.

The new Carrera 4 enters production a new drive concept with transmitted to the wheels via a viscous As the basic model for racing builds the 911 Carrera RS with an body, a larger, fixed-position spoiler and a more powerful (3746 cc, 300 bhp/221 kW). In 1994 Porsche ceases of the 993 Cabriolet.

1995

The new 911 Turbo 3600 cc and develops maximum of 408 bhp/300 kW. It also features the concept of the Carrera 4. The even dynamic GT2 version of the Turbo, in comes exclusively with drive and offers even power (430 bhp/316 In September the 911 Carrera also extra power (285 kW), and at the same time a new Targa with a sliding roof enters production.

GT1

The 911 GT1 was a racing car announced in 1995 for in the GT1 class at the 1996 24 Hours of Le and sold as a road car for homologation The limited-production street-legal version was the 911 GT1 Straßenversion (Street version). In of its name, the car actually has very in common with the 911, its was taken from the 956/962 C sports-prototype racing car built by in 1982 for the FIA World Sportscar The GT1 featured a water-cooled, twin-turbocharged and four valve per cylinder in a mid-mounted position and making 600 hp (450 kW). In comparison, the 993 911 GT2, which was otherwise the highest-performance vehicle, used an engine with only two per cylinder and mounted in the rear, was the traditional layout for the 911.

(986) 996 (911)

1996

launch of the Boxster (986) at the Paris Motor Show. A roadster, the Boxster reveals new generation of power units very convincing facts and (2480 cc, 204 bhp/150 kW). Six cylinders in horizontally opposed four overhead camshafts VarioCam, four valves per and integrated dry sump lubrication are the highlights.

The Boxster is Porsche’s vehicle designed from the as a roadster; all previous Porsche were based on hardtop In 2000, the new Boxster S variant was with a larger 3.2 litre and the base model received a powerful 2.7 litre engine. In styling and engine output was on both variants.

The Porsche 996 is the internal name for the version of the 911 model manufactured and sold 1998 and 2005, later by the Type 997. Both styles were used in depending on model. At its debut, it the most significant changes to the model since its 1963 The most important among is the fully water-cooled engine, the previously air-cooled engines, exclusively by the Carrera models many purists consider the 996 to be an different car because of this. It featured a smooth nose, moved away from the wings and headlights of its predecessors, and parts with the Boxster.

1998

The 911 Cabriolet based on the new is presented to the public in March, its opening and closing electrohydraulically at the of a button. An aluminium hardtop as standard, as do the sidebags on both

GT3

1999

The Porsche 911 GT3 was introduced in as a high performance version of the water-cooled version of the Porsche the 996, to continue the quarter-century of low-weight RS (short for Rennsport in models that ended the 993 RS. The GT3, named after the FIA GT it was intended for, did not use the rather engine of the regular production of the 996, but a naturally-aspirated version of the Porsche 962 and Porsche 911 GT1 race Later, the turbo-charged Porsche 911 GT2 was to the maker’s lineup, but unlike its 993 GT2, did not fit into GT racing The racing versions of the GT3 have won major 24h races outright, and dominated their class at Le The 911 GT3 competes with the BMW M3 GTR and the Ferrari GT2.

The following race were offered:

1999 996

2000 996 GT3 Cup

2001 996 GT3-RS

996 GT3-RSR — with gear box

2005 997 GT3 Cup

2007 997 RSR

2008 997 GT3 Cup S

Cayenne

2002

The Cayenne is a five-seat mid-size sport utility vehicle, North American sales in 2003. Its platform was developed and is with the Volkswagen Touareg and is the V8 engined vehicle built by since 1995, when the 928 was discontinued.

Porsche Carrera GT 997

2004

The 911 997 is immediately recognisable as a of the 911 996, but reverting to the 911 trademark headlights. The 911 997 Turbo packs an 473bhp and 457lb/ft of pulling and a 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds before 192mph. It’s also the 911 with a model capable of than 200mph in GT2 guise 530bhp.

The Porsche Carrera GT Code 980) is a mid-engined car developed with Le Mans in The Carrera GT is powered by a 5.7 litre V10 producing 612 DIN (605 SAE) (450 kW), whereas the concept car featured a 5.5 litre rated at 558 hp (416 kW). from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 in 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 330 km/h mph)

Notable technology a pure carbon fiber and subframe, dry sump lubrication and suspension. The carbon fiber and subframe were produced and by ATR Composites Group of Italy. The of the Carrera GT extends into the air the car reaches about 60 miles (97 km) an and evens out the air flow, which less drag. The Carrera GT is about five times the of a 911 Turbo’s.

Cayman Boxster 987

Porsche unveiled the new generation of the type 987. The 987 is more than its predecessor and featured inspired by the Carrera GT. Engine increased in 2007, when Boxster models received the from their corresponding Cayman variants. In 2009, the models received several new and mechanical upgrades, further engine output and performance.

The Cayman is launched as a mid-engined, wheel drive 2-seat coupй derived from second generation Boxster Like the Boxster, most are assembled in Finland for Porsche by Automotive (the rest are in Zuffenhausen near Stuttgart,

After two years of development, the model of the coupй to be released was the S (type 987.120). Photographs and details were released in May but the public unveiling did not take until the September Frankfurt Show. The S suffix (an acronym for or Special) indicated that was a higher performance version of a unreleased normal model. model, the Cayman (987.110), on sale in July 2006. A model, the Cayman RS, is rumored to been tested at the Nьrburgring same year.

The Cayman (project 987c) and the second Boxster convertible (project share the same mid-engined and many components, including the bumpers and boot lid, doors, headlights, tailights and portion of the interior. The design of the body incorporates styling from two classic Porsches; the 550 and the 904 Coupй. Unlike the Boxster, the has a large hatchback for access to areas on top and in back of the engine The suspension design is fundamentally the as that of the Boxster, but features settings appropriate to the increase in stiffness resulting from the fixed roof. More here

Panamera

2009

The Panamera is a four-door, four-seat sedan; front-engined with wheel drive, with a drive version also

The V8 normal-aspiration versions of the Panamera rear-wheel drive as standard, the Turbo version includes all-wheel drive with PTM Traction Management). Currently, the choices include the base S, 4S, and Turbo. US models include an start/stop system, and the Turbo uses active aerodynamics a multi-stage, adjustable rear

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