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    OFFICIAL - 50 Years of the Porsche 911

    50 Years of the Porsche 911

    Stuttgart. For five decades, the 911 has been the heart of the Porsche brand. Few other automobiles in the world can look back on such a long tradition and such continuity as the Porsche 911. It has been inspiring car enthusiasts the world over since its debut as the model 901 at the IAA International Automotive Show in September 1963. Today it is considered the quintessential sports car, the benchmark for all others. The 911 is also the central point of reference for all other Porsche series. From the Cayenne to the Panamera, every Porsche is the most sporting automobile in its category, and each one carries a piece of the 911 philosophy.

    Over 820,000 Porsche 911s have been built, making it the most successful sports car in the world. For each of its seven generations the engineers in Zuffenhausen and Weissach have reinvented it, time and time again demonstrating to the world the innovative power of the Porsche brand. Like no other vehicle, the 911 reconciles apparent contradictions such as sportiness and everyday practicality, tradition and innovation, exclusivity and social acceptance, design and functionality. It is no wonder that each generation has written its own personal success story. Ferry Porsche best described its unique qualities: “The 911 is the only car you could drive on an African safari or at Le Mans, to the theatre or through New York City traffic.”

    In addition to its classic yet unique lines, the Porsche 911 has always been distinguished by its advanced technology. Many of the ideas and technologies that made their debut in the Porsche 911 were conceived on the race track. The 911 was committed to the performance principle from the start, and motor racing is its most important test lab. From the very beginning it has been at home on circuits all over the world, earning a reputation as a versatile and dependable winner. Indeed, a good two thirds of Porsche's 30,000 race victories to date were notched up by the 911.

    How Porsche celebrates the anniversary
    For Porsche, the 50th anniversary of this iconic sports car is the central theme of 2013. There will be a wide variety of anniversary events, starting with the “Retro Classics” automobile show in Stuttgart. From 7 to 10 March the Porsche Museum will ring in the anniversary year with four special exhibits, an early-model 911 Turbo Coupé, a 911 Cabriolet study from 1981, a 1997 street version 911 GT1 and the pre-series Type 754 T7. This chassis by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche was a milestone on the way to the 911 design.

    The company is also sending an authentic 1967 model 911 on a world tour. Over the course of the year, this vintage nine-eleven will travel to five continents where it will be shown in places like Pebble Beach CA, Shanghai, Goodwood UK, Paris and Australia. As an ambassador for the Porsche brand, this vintage 911 will be in attendance at many international fairs, historical rallies and motor sport events. Fans and interested individuals can follow the car’s progress at www.porsche.com/follow-911 (end of February).

    The Porsche Museum is celebrating “50 years of the Porsche 911” from 4 June through 29 September 2013, with a special exhibition featuring the history and development of the nine-eleven. In the spring the museum’s own publishing house, Edition Porsche-Museum, will publish an anniversary edition entitled “911x911.”

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    Fantastic pics....many thanks!!


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    Thanks! pics like these make my heart jump for joy! Any ideas yet on the anniversary edition? If the 30 and 40 jahre editions are any indications for the future, it's just going to be a heavily optioned 911 with a badge, but I am hoping for something more special. how about a GT3-4s turbo targa? smiley

     


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     how about a GT3-4s turbo targa? smiley

     

     I would get one too indecision - it's striking of how big the 991 became...... - maybe it has something to do with age but I am more and more liking the older models...yes - unless Porsche starts producing more "purists" cars...


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    Beautiful photos, the Classic one (imho) is a piece of art.


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    m4ever:

    the Classic one (imho) is a piece of art.

    Exactly. I don't know which one I like better.....


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    Pretty pretty please, can we have them in higher res?


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    Pentium:

    Pretty pretty please, can we have them in higher res?

    Which one? I may be able to help. 


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    Someone should send these to Clarkson.


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    Spyderidol:

    Someone should send these to Clarkson.

    F@@k Clarkson! He's a clown.  I'm so tired from his offensive jokes about Porsche....I think, if you are a car review"er, so be neutral and objective, leave your personal taste at home.

    Anyway, Happy Birthday 911! Smiley


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    Pentium:

    Pretty pretty please, can we have them in higher res?

    Sure! Let me know which one Smiley


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    I would like all of them but if that is not an option at least the ones with the cars side by side, camera from front and back... and lateral Smiley

    For instance I selected this one as my wallpaper:

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    WOW! Thank you! Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley


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    Enjoy! For the rest I will PM you later. Who said that all of them is not an option?? smiley


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    I'll take Futch's Singer, which is kinda both.  In one.  But better than 2.  Simple.


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    For all who want the pics in high res. Here's the link, open access:

    http://press.porsche.com/media/gallery2/v/photos/happenings/50YearsOf911/

    Smiley

     

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    SportCarGroup:
    Spyderidol:

    Someone should send these to Clarkson.

    F@@k Clarkson! He's a clown.  I'm so tired from his offensive jokes about Porsche....I think, if you are a car review"er, so be neutral and objective, leave your personal taste at home.

    Anyway, Happy Birthday 911! Smiley


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    His opinions may seem clownish to you and I, but there are  hundreds of thousands that listen to him weekly and take his opinions quite seriously.

    Do not underestimate the power of television, and the constant "demonizing" of a particular brand or model. We have seen just how powerful that  methodology is in recent times.


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    Perhaps you're right about hundreds and thousands of people who like he's jokes and all. Personaly, I'm sick and tired from him.....Joke work once, same joke reiterative becames to be silly, but Clarkson don't stop calling Porsche a "Bug" etc. Ok Ok, we get it, you (Clarkson) don't like Porsche, you prefer Ferrari. That's fine, it is a personal taste, but why make so offensive reviews for other brands?? For example: 996 to 997 evolution, Panamera vs Maserati vs Aston etc. Of course, even to Clarkson was some positive reviews on Porsche's, such as CGT and 997 Turbo, but from his lips it sounded more like something exceptional,like: "Wow, seems even Porsche can make good cars!". I think Clarkson talk to much, he became a comic. Chris Harris for example, is perfect in his job,he takes us to the point about positive details of the specific car and negative as well, but without insulting anyone. Clarkson should learn from him some things.

    But it's my personal opinion about Clarkson.


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    Many, many thanks SCG for posting the pics... they are fantastic..  wink

     

     


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    Great pics, legendary car, I think the 991 is a great looking car, more modern than 997.2 and better looking too, it´s the perfect XXI century 911 design wise.

    J.Seven


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    If the 991 headlight were a smidge smaller, it would indeed be a perfect & harmonious design. The 991 is way more appealing than the 997 but (in my eyes at least) the 993 was a truly fantastic design also


     
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