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Evolution of the 911

60 years of The Iconic 911

07/9/2023

In 2023 we are celebrating 60 years of the iconic Porsche 911.

First revealed at the 1963 Frankfurt International Motor Show, few could have predicted the impact it would have on motoring for decades to come. Originally named the 901, its name was changed before it went on sale. In the 60 years between 1963 and 2023, over 1.2 million 911 sportscars have been made.

The first ever 911 was designed by F.A Porsche, son of the founder of the company, Ferry Porsche. The original 911 was equipped with an air-cooled flat-six engine, replacing the four-cylinder boxer engine used in the previous 356.

Whilst the visual design of the 911 has changed over the years, the engine and drivetrain layout has always remained the same. Keeping the racing DNA at the forefront of the 911.

The Porsche 911 remains the epitome of timeless automotive design.

If you are interested in learning more about the 911 range, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email at info@porschemidussex.co.uk or call us on 01444 703 626