porsche celebrates 50th anniversary of the '911'
originally presented as the 'porsche 901 classic' at the 1963 frankfurt motor show - eventually renamed
to the '911', as french car maker peugeot objected to porsche using any three digit number where the
middle number was 0 - marks its 50th anniversary with the introduction of the '2013 porsche carrera 911 4S'.
to commemorate 'the most successful sports car ever produced - of which over 820,000 were sold', the official
porsche museum in stuttgart will host four special exhibitions, including an early-model 911 turbo coupe,
1981 911 cabriolet concept, a 1997 GT1 straßenversion supercar and a pre-series type 754 T7 - leading to the final
'50 years of the porsche 911 exhibition which will be hosted from june 4th until september 29th 2013.
when the '911' was officially launched to the market in 1964, it boasted an air-cooled, six-cylinder boxer engine
that developed 128 hp capable of reaching a top speed of 131 mph (211 km/h).
(left) 1964 porsche 911 front view , (right) 2013 porsche carrera 911 4S front view
(left) 1964 porsche 911 passenger side view , (right) 2013 porsche carrera 911 4S passenger side view
(left) 1964 porsche 911 rear view , (right) 2013 porsche carrera 911 4S rear view
(left) 1964 porsche 911 rear view tail light lineage, (right) 2013 porsche carrera 911 4S rear view tail light lineage
2013 porsche carrera 911 4S interior detail
1964 porsche 911 interior detail
original prototype of the 1963 porsche 911
1963 porsche 911 video overview