The Porsche 911 isn’t just a sports car—it’s the sports car. In an ever-changing automotive world, it’s a remarkable constant, still powered by a rear-mounted flat-six nearly 60 years after production began in 1964. The 911 began as an air-cooled evolution of the Porsche 356—itself a descendant of Ferdinand Porsche’s first Volkswagen—evolving with the decades while sticking close to the original design. And for its entire existence, the 911 has been a fixture at the world’s race tracks.
Over eight generations, the 911 has been a sports-car benchmark. And with countless variants, there’s a 911 for just about every buyer. Whether you want to cruise the Pacific Coast Highway or run laps at the Nurburgring, a 911 is up to the task. It’s a predictable choice in the sports car market for good reason. And while the shape has hardly changed, the 911 has undergone numerous updates big and small over the decades.
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