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A Brief History

The Porsche story begins with the pioneering engineering work of founding father Ferdinand Porsche. His projects included the ubiquitous VW Beetle and astonishing Auto Union race cars. Porsche as a company was founded in 1948, with Ferdinand's son 'Ferry' at the helm of their Zuffenhausen HQ.

Porsche's celebrated racing success goes all the way back to 1948 with it's first road car the 356. In racing trim, it achieved a class win at Le Mans in 1951. An unparalleled string of successes have followed from the 1970's, with 12 outright wins from their classic 917, 936, 956 and 962 race cars.

However, even Porsche's racing success is eclipsed by the longevity of the legendary 911. This motoring masterpiece has evolved for over 40 years into perhaps the ultimate road going supercar. There have been six generations since 1964, with the first Turbo (aka 930) arriving 10 years later.

Highlights along the way include the classic 1973 RS, 993 GT2 and current 997 Turbo. Porsche even tried to replace it with the 1978 European Car of the Year, the 928, but thanks to enthusiasts the 911 lived on. The 911 also inspired the world's first 'hypercar' the 959, a 200mph technological masterpiece from Group B rallying which influences 911 design to this day.

Today Porsche have branched out into SUVs but their sports car heritage lives on in their class leading 991, Boxster and Cayman models. We are also privileged at this time to have the fastest (and greatest?) Porsche of them all, the awesome 918 Spyder - the first true production car to lap the Nurburgring in under 7 minutes.



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904 Carrera GTS

911 Carrera 2.7 RS

911 Turbo

911 Carrera 3.2
 

944 Turbo

959

928 S4/GT

964 Carrera
 

964 Turbo

968

964 RS

993 Carrera
 

993 Turbo 4

993 RS

993 GT2

996 Carrera
 

993 GT1

993 Turbo S

Boxster S

996 GT3
 

996 Turbo

996 GT2

Cayenne Turbo

Carrera GT
 

996 GT3 (Mk II)

996 Turbo S

996 GT3 RS

Cayman
 

Boxster S (987)

997 Carrera

Cayenne Turbo S

997 Turbo
 

997 GT3 RS

997 GT3

997 GT2

Panamera Turbo
 

997 GT2 RS

997 GT3 RS 4.0

991 Carrera

991 Turbo S
 

991 Turbo

918 Spyder

Macan Turbo

Cayman GT4
 

991 GT3 RS

911 by Singer

911 R

718 Cayman S
 

Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid

991.2 GT3

 


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Models 
904 Carrera GTS (64-65) 
911 Carrera 2.7 RS (72-74) 
911 Turbo (75-89) 
911 Carrera 3.2 (84-89) 
944 Turbo (86-91) 
959 (86-88) 
928 S4/GT (87-95) 
964 Carrera (89-94) 
964 Turbo (91-95) 
968 (91-95) 
964 RS (92-94) 
993 Carrera (94-97) 
993 Turbo 4 (95-98) 
993 RS (95-96) 
993 GT2 (95-99) 
996 Carrera (97-05) 
993 GT1 (97-98) 
993 Turbo S (98-99) 
Boxster S (986) (99-04) 
996 GT3 (99-01) 
996 Turbo (00-06) 
996 GT2 (01-07) 
Cayenne Turbo (03-10) 
Carrera GT (03-06) 
996.2 GT3 (03-07) 
996 Turbo S (04-06) 
996 GT3 RS (04-05) 
Cayman S (987) (05-12) 
Boxster S (987) (05-12) 
997 Carrera (05-12) 
Cayenne Turbo S (06-10) 
997 Turbo (06-12) 
997 GT3 RS (06-12) 
997 GT3 (06-12) 
997 GT2 (08-10) 
Panamera Turbo (09-     ) 
997 GT2 RS (10-12) 
997 GT3 RS 4.0 (11-12) 
991 Carrera (11-15) 
991 Turbo S (13-     ) 
991 Turbo (13-     ) 
918 Spyder (13-15) 
Macan Turbo (15-     ) 
Cayman GT4 (15-     ) 
991 GT3 RS (15-     ) 
911 by Singer (15-     ) 
911 R (16-     ) 
718 Cayman S (16-     ) 
Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid (17-     ) 
991.2 GT3 (17-     ) 
Concepts 
Track Only 
Stats 
Largest Engine 
Carrera GT (5733 cc) 
Most Powerful 
918 Spyder (887 bhp) 
Best Power to Weight 
918 Spyder (534 bhp/ton) 
Fastest Speed 
918 Spyder (214 mph) 
Best 0-60mph 
918 Spyder (2.2 sec) 
Most Expensive 
993 GT1 (£1250000) 
Cheapest 
Boxster S (986) (£4000) 
Highest Rating 
991 Carrera (#9 with 80%) 
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