HAPPY BIRTHDAY PORSCHE 911
Posted on February 25, 2014 by Editorial Staff
50th birthday of the most successful racing car of all times. Beautiful Porsche 911, always on the run. It’s 1964 and some 1959 sketches by Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche were taken out from archives and served as basic inspiration for the Porsche 901 that made it’s public debut at Frankfurt Motor Show. Peugeot, that got exclusivity in naming cars with 3 numbers, protested and in Stuttgart they decided to name their new car 911. Throughout its lifetime, the 911 has been customized by private teams and by Porsche itself for racing almost all forms forms of competition. In the mid-1970s, naturally aspirated 911 Carrera RSRs won major world championship sports car races such as Targa Florio, Daytona, Sebring, Nürburgring and 24 Hours of Le Mans. Multi awarded and much loved: 911 was also voted Number 2 on Automobile Magazine’s list of the “100 Coolest Cars Ever”.