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15 years 997

Time flies. While the 996 generation cars were too aerodynamic/smooth/futuristic in their looks, the 997 generation brought back the nice curvy wheel arches the 993 had introduced. The 997 was the last 911 designed independently by Porsche and is therefore the last 911 with its typical/classic/trademark high cockpit and roof line. 997 is also the last generation that offered 911 Turbo with manual transmission. You can imagine where the prices of the 997 Turbo 3.8 with manual transmission will go.

If you think our 997 article with 300+ photos covering all the 60+ versions of the 997 is too long and comprehensive, we have to agree.

Porsche 911 997.1 Carrera S
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911 RSR 4.2

A third version of the 991 RSR has been unveiled. As the name suggests, the car comes with the largest ever engine in the nine-eleven and 95% of the car is new. Although the 992 is long in production, the RSR 4.2 - that starts its career in September -, has the looks of the previous generation 911.

Porsche 911 991 RSR 4.2
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Porsche at Le Mans 1951-2019

In total, 814 Porsches have raced at the Le Mans 24h races

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2019 Le Mans surprise victory in the GTE Am class

While the factory 911 RSRs scored 2nd and 3rd in the GTE Pro category, something remarkable happened in the GTE Am category. The GTE Am winning Ford GT was disqualified as its fuel tank could carry 0.1 litres more fuel than allowed. The second place Porsche 911 RSR #56 of Bergmeister/Lindsey/Perfetti became the 2019 Le Mans GTE Am class winner.

2019 Le Mans GTE Am class winning Porsche 911 RSR
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718 GT4 4.0

While the 718 GT4 racing car comes with a 3.8-litre engine, the street car is fitted with a 4-litre engine. It's not the GT3 engine, though.

2020 Porsche 718 (982) GT4
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718 Spyder 4.0

This Porsche roadster comes with a 4-litre engine and a newly designed rear silencer which creates space for a functional diffuser making the 718 Spyder the first one in the earlier Boxster and later 718 family to generate aerodynamic downforce at the rear axle.

2020 Porsche 718 Spyder
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981 Bergspyder study

In 2015, Porsche's executive board ordered Weissach engineers to design and build the lightest sports car possible based on the 981. The 981 Bergspyder became 16% lighter than the 981 Spyder and got a special 3.8-litre engine with 289 kW. It remained a one-off study.

Porsche Boxster 981 Bergspyder
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935 Tribute

The new 935 is available in 8 liveries: Salzburg, Martini, Sachs, Gulf, Vaillant, Momo, Interscope and JPS.

2019 Porsche 935 with Salzburg livery
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Owner story: I must be crazy

Why on earth would someone sell a perfect color combination 911 Turbo with manual transmission and buy a Cayenne instead?

Porsche Cayenne 957
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FIA WEC Super Season GT champion

Porsche Motorsport secured the 2018/2019 FIA WEC Super Season GT category championship title before the last race of the season.

2018 July 1, Watkins Glen 6h, Porsche 911 RSR of Patrick Pilet and Nick Tandy
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718 GTR

The 718 W-RS and 718 GTR with their 2-litre 8-cylinder normally aspirated performance engines and focus on low weight had better power-to-weight ratio than the 718 GTS and 718 GT4 today. At that time 718 was Porsche's supercar, not entry level model.

Porsche 718 GTR for 1962 Targa Florio
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718 RS 61 LM Coupé

For the 1961 Le Mans 24h race, Porsche created two 718 RS 61 Coupés. The bodies were built by Wendler, which had supplied aluminium bodies for all Porsche spyders.

1961 Porsche 718 RS 61 Le Mans Coupé
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718-047 special spyder

The 718-047 was a 1961 4-cylinder special spyder that became a 1962 8-cylinder W-RS Spyder. Only a single W-RS was made. It won the European Hill Climb Championship in 1963 and 1964.

Porsche 718 W-RS Spyder
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718/2 Formula 2

While the Porsche 718 RSK was also built with Formula 2 races in mind and it's steering wheel and seat could be installed in the center of the car, this was a temporary solution and a true open-wheeler called 718/2 F2 was soon created. Interestingly, the 718/2 F2 debuted at an F1 race and later also ended its career at F1.

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Panamera 10 years

It was on April 19, 2009, when the first Porsche sedan, the Panamera, was presented to the world at Auto Shanghai exhibition in China. Porsche's management board had a plan already in the eighties to create a 4-door Porsche (called 989 at the time), but Ferry Porsche wasn't flattered about the idea, so it was shelved at the time.

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The original 718

250+ class victories and 600+ podium finishes says it all.

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Cayenne Coupé

9Y0-generation Cayenne is made available in addition to the station wagon (9YA) also in the Coupé form (9YB).

2019 Porsche Cayenne Coupe
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50 years of the almighty 917

Multiple times Le Mans, Interserie, Can-Am and International Championship for Makes winner.

Porsche 917 collection
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Formula E with Porsche powertrain

Porsche has rolled out its first electric racing powertrain for testing and will join Formula E in December.

2019 Formula E with Porsche drivetrain
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35 years 962

The 956 was not safe enough to be allowed to race at IMSA events, so Porsche created the "American" version of the 956, called the 962.

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992 Cabriolet

2019 Porsche 911 992 Carrera Cabriolet, side view
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2019 Porsche 911 GT3 R

2019 Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R, Pfaff Racing
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2019 718 GT4 racing car

2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 racing car
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2019 718 T with GPF

The 2-litre 718 are offered with price advantage option package and renamed to 718 Cayman T and 718 Boxster T. Their engines are equipped with gasoline particulate filters.

Porsche 718 Boxster T logo
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2019 Macan S

While the original Macan S and GTS (95B.1) had twin-turbo Porsche 3.0V6 engines, the 95B.2 S-version comes with a GPF-equipped single-turbo 3.0V6 Audi engine.

Porsche Macan 95B.2
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991 GT2 RS racing version

Porsche 911 991 GT2 RS Clubsport
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55 years Carrera GTS

Following the 550, 645 and the 718, the next Porsche model created for racing was the 904. The homologation rules stipulated a minimum of 100 units and as there weren’t that many potential racing customers, the solution was a street legal car.

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Most powerful circuit racer ever

Porsche 917/30 bi-turbo won the Can-Am in 1973 and broke the world closed course speed record thanks to a new solution in 1975 - the intercoolers.

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10 years of 987.2 Boxster and Cayman

Did you know the 2012 991 Carrera 3.4 engine is based on the 987.2 S 3.4 engine?

Porsche Boxster 987.2
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Nürburgring Nordschleife 6:40

13 months after the 991 GT2 RS set a new lap record for street legal cars at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, 991 GT2 RS MR (Manthey Racing) improved the record by 7 seconds. Manthey Racing is a 51% subsidiary of Porsche AG.

2018 Nürburgring Nordschleife record, Porsche 911 991 GT2 RS MR
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645 Spyder, the sad lucky story

It was a very special and beautiful prototype, the link between the 1956 550 A and the 1957 718 RSK.

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Porsche type 360, the trendsetter for F1

It is 70 years of the Cisitalia Porsche type 360, which in many ways was a trendsetter for the F1. It was an extreme package with twin-supercharged 1.5-litre flat-12 mid-engine, 4 overhead camshafts, dry sump, 5-speed transmission, sequential shift, gear syncronization, 4-wheel-drive and other novelties.

Cisitalia Grand Prix, Porsche type 360
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2019 Panamera GTS: V8 bi-turbo

GTS versions of the Panamera 971 Sport Turismo wagon and the short wheelbase sedan will be made based on the Panamera Turbo. They will have smaller brakes and detuned engines, but will still come with 4-litre V8 bi-turbos. The sedan also gets the 3-piece moving rear spoiler of the Turbo for the first time. Check out our updated Panamera 971 article:

Red 2019 Panamera 971.1 GTS side view
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2018 Petit Le Mans class victory with 1998 livery

Porsche factory team entered the 2018 Petit Le Mans 10 hour race on Road Atlanta, Georgia, USA, with two 911 RSR wearing the livery Porsche used in 1998. Back in 1998, overall victory at the 24 hour race in Le Mans, France, was taken, but at Petit Le Mans one of the 911 GT1 cars went airborne because of the flaw in aerodynamics design.

2018 Road Atlanta, Petit Le Mans winner, Porsche 911 991.2 RSR with 1998 livery
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The 991 Speedster goes into production

The swan-song of the 991-generation of the 911 will be made in the shape of the Speedster and in almost 2000 examples

Guards Red (Indisch Rot) Porsche 911 991 Speedster concept
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30 years Porsche 964

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45 years Porsche 911 G-model

The article includes G-model 912

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55 years Porsche 901/911

The article includes 912

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25 years Porsche 993

Article about the 4th generation of the 911

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50 years 909

For 909, steel wasn't used at all, not even for bolts. Light non-magnetic and sometimes even exotic and dangerous metals were used to save weight literally everywhere, even by grams.

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Cutting corners

Check out the many crazy photos made at the 2018 Porsche Supercup races!

2018 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, Monza, Drudi, 911 GT3 Cup 4.0
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25 years Boxster concept

It had the design level and finish of a very high end car while it was presented as a very affordable future model. Customers wanted to order the car immediately.

1993 Porsche Boxster concept car
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Cayman 981 R-GT concept study

For testing purposes Porsche Motorsport has built a few FIA R-GT spec rally cars based on the Cayman 981 GT4 racing version.

Porsche Cayman 981 Rally car
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The original Boxster

Full history article of the Boxster 986

Porsche Boxster 986 with hardtop
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Nürburgring Nordschleife record 5:19

35 years after Stefan Bellof set the Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record with the Porsche 956, Timo Bernhard managed to set a new insane record of 5:19,546 with the 919 Evo

2018 June 29, Nürburgring Nordschleife, Porsche 919 Evo, lap record 5.19
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Le Mans 2018: both GT classes won with 911

The GTE Pro and GTE Am classes were won with 911 RSR. Double victory in GTE Pro was taken with "Pink Pig" and "Rothmans" Porsches. GTE Am victory made team owner Patrick Dempsey über-proud!

2018 Le Mans test day, two Porsche 911 RSR in historic liveries
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Porsche Taycan

The fully electric Porsche finally got its name. It's concept car was known as Mission E.

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Porsche Nürburgring Nordschleife lap times

Nordschleife lap times of 911, 918, Carrera GT, Panamera, Cayman

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43 Porsches at the Nürburgring 24h race

The 2018 N24 was won by Manthey Racing 991.1 GT3 R

2018 Nürburging, Porsche 911 991.1 GT3 R
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956 and 919 at the Nürburgring

Before the start of the 2018 Nürburgring 24 hour race, a 956 and a 919 Evo lapped the Ring for the pleasure of the spectators. The 956 and the 919 look really similar considering they are more than three decades apart.

Porsche 956 and 2018 919 Evo
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Hybrids for a cleaner Earth

The environmentally friendly hybrid added to the new Cayenne line-up

2018/2019 Porsche Cayenne E-hybrid
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991 GT3 RS + Michelin Cup 2 R = Nürburgring 6:56

Michelin Cup 2 R tyres make 991.2 GT3 RS lap the Nürburgring in 6:56 (918 Spyder did it in 6:57)

2018 Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 RS Weissach at Nürburgring Nordschleife
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919 Evo is a 1160 hp outlaw

Porsche calls the last evolution of the 919 as Evo, but it would be more appropriate to call it 919 Outlaw as it pumps out 853 kW peak power and therefore is not legal for any racing series.

2018 Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo
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Porsche safety cars

Porsche provides 911 Turbo 3.8 safety cars for WEC incl. Le Mans

2018 Porsche 911 Turbo WEC & Le Mans safety car
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FIA WEC Super Season

The 2018/2019 FIA WEC Super Season uniquely includes 2 Le Mans 24h races! In addition to 4 factory team 991.2 RSR, customer teams will also use the mid-engined 911 RSR for the first time.

2018 Sebring 12h GTLM winner
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50 years of Porsche 908

Ferdinand Piëch's brainchild, the 908 was the first Porsche that was engineered to use the maximum allowed 3-litre engine size. The longtail 908/01 LH Coupé was introduced in April 1968 at the Le Mans test day. The first version of the normally aspirated 8-cylinder boxer developed 257 kW. This was 50 YEARS AGO and tells everything about Piëch's genius. Then came the short tail 908/01 K Coupé. As Piëch was the fastest and in a good way craziest car designer and constructor, new versions just popped out one after another. The 908/02 K Spyder was shown to the press at snowy Hockenheimring in January 1969. Then came the 908 K Flunder Spyder that gave Steve McQueen his greatest motorsport result. He used the same car also at the 1970 Le Mans as the camera car for the dream film he directed. Another special longtail version for the high speed Le Mans track was the 908 LH Flunder Spyder. Different from the earlier versions was the 1970 908/03 Spyder that immediately took double victory at the 1970 Targa Florio. The final evolution of the 908 was the 1971 version 908/03 Spyder with 280 kW engine (still 3-litre, normally asiprated). Private racing teams continued to develop the 908/03's further and in 1975 some of the cars got 2.1-litre turbo engines straight from Porsche's racing department.

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Mission E Cross Turismo

Technically similar to the Mission E sedan, the all-wheel drive Cross Turismo CUV (Cross Utility Vehicle) has two electric motors with a system output of more than 440 kW.

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept
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Carrera GT 15 years

The creation of the Porsche 980, the Carrera GT concept car, started in 1999. It was unveiled in 2000. In January 2002 Porsche confirmed the production of the Carrera GT and in March 2003 the production version was shown. Time flies - check out our Carrera GT history article with 130 photos.

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1970 Le Mans winner and its more famous official clone

The 1970 Le Mans-winning 917, chassis 917-023, was sold after the 1970 season to Martini Racing and from there to private collection. The car in the factory collection is an official clone that was made from prototype chassis 917-001.

Porsche 917-001 side view
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987 Spyder

An article about the very cool original Boxster Spyder

Porsche Boxster 987 Spyder, roof on side view
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Boxster E

Take a look back at the 4WD ELECTRIC Boxster E prototype from 2011. It is so yesterday, we have evolved so quickly in electromobility!

Porsche Boxster E
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962, the 3-time Le Mans winner

The multiple-time Le Mans winning Porsche 956 was not safe enough to be allowed to race at IMSA events, so Porsche created the "American" version of the 956, called the Porsche 962. It, too, became a multiple-time Le Mans winner.

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Porsche’s last real family sports car

Full history article about the 968

Silver Porsche 968 Coupe
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The first Turbo Porsche 45 years

An article about the 1972 Porsche 917/10 Turbo

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600+ hp 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series

Porsche 911 991 Turbo S Exclusive Series different colors
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The 1.000.000th 911

... is a 991.2 Carrera S Turbo 3.0 WLS with manual gearbox

Porsche 911 1.000.000th plaque
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Anniversaries
Jul, 2263rd birthday of the 645 (1956)
Aug, 19 – 80th birthday of the type 64 (1939)
Aug, 23 – 23rd birthday of the Boxster 986 (1996)
Aug, 29 – 54th birthday of the 906 (1965)
Sep, 03 – 144th birthday anniversary of Ferdinand Porsche (1875)