The seven generations of the Porsche 911The eighth generation of the Porsche 911 celebrates its world premiere in Los Angeles, 55 years after the debut of the original 911 model.
This is reason enough to take a look back at the previous seven generations.
FROM 2011 ONWARDS, THE TYPE 991
represented the most technically advanced 911 model to date.
It also featured adaptive aerodynamics: the 911 was the first series sports car from Porsche to adopt this technology from the 918 Spyder hybrid super sports car.
THE NEWLY DESIGNED INTERIOR OF THE 991
was based on the architecture of the Carrera GT.
It combined classic 911 elements such as the five round instruments with modern design and enhanced ergonomics.
At the same time, the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) was introduced with improved connectivity, multitouch monitor and real-time traffic information.
THE BRAND ICON WAS MORE ATHLETIC
and more powerful than ever before. The lightweight body in aluminium-steel design was again more rigid and helped to reduce the weight by 45 kilograms.
The entry-level six-cylinder engine made do with a displacement of 3.4 litres, but still developed 350 PS.
The S models produced 400 PS from 3.8 litres, and the GTS even delivered 430 PS from the same displacement.
A HIGHLIGHT OF THE MODEL RANGE WAS THE 911 TARGA,
which incorporated the classic idea of this concept with a wide bar instead of the B pillars, and combined this with a clever roof design.
Other highlights were model variants such as the weight-optimised 911 Carrera T, the extremely lightweight 911 R, which was produced in a limited edition of 991 vehicles, as well as the 911 GT3 RS with a weight of only 1,370 kilograms.
THE 991 GENERATION OF THE 911
was the absolute best seller for Porsche. 217,930 units were built in the period from 2011 to 31 October 2018 and counting. In total, Porsche has produced 1,049,330 series 911s since its debut in 1963 to end of October 2018.