10 Fun Facts about the Porsche 911
Throughout its 55 years of existence, the Porsche 911 has accomplished many great feats. Probably the most iconic Porsche ever, the 911 has had many variants and forms over its lifetime. So, in honor of this legendary sports car, here are 10 fun facts about the Porsche 911.
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Originally name the ‘901’ in 1963, Porsche had to rename it as the ‘911’ as French automatic Peugeot said he had a trademark on “digit-zero-digit” named models.
The Porsche 911 is only manufactured in the Stuttgart, Germany factory, making about 110 Porsche 911 models a day.
There are 16 different versions of the Porsche 911 that Porsche produces.
Launched in 1972, the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 was the leading 911 model with its sporty look and iconic “duck-bill” rear end and spoiler.
During the 1970s, the plan was to replace the 911 with the new 928, though because of employee and market outrage, the Porsche CEO decided to keep the 911 and continue to improve it.
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The first Porsche 911 to have a mid-mounted engine instead of a rear-mounted engine was the 1997 Porsche 911 GT1.
In 2011, about 90% of the Porsche 911 was new or completely redesigned.
With a limited production of only 500, the 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series featured a more powerful performance, unique design, elegant materials and meticulous details.
Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche, son of Porsche founder Ferdinand “Ferry” Porsche, was the main person in charge of the style of the first Porsche 911 editions.
For a while, there was a “twin” of the 911 called the Porsche 912 that was supposed to be an “entry level” version that continued until the proven success of the 911.
The Porsche 911 placed among the top 5 in the Global Automotive Elections Foundation’s Car of the Century in 1999.
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