The Porsche 911 has been modified many times over its lifespan to suit the current markets and to satisfy the demands of its customers. The classic 911 is said to have been developed as a much more powerful, larger more comfortable replacement for the 356 – the company’s first model, and has gone on to be the most successful model created by the famous marque.
Every classic car can be traced back to its roots and for the 911 this goes as far back as the original sketches drawn by Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche in 1959. The 911 Carrera RS are considered by many to be the greatest classic 911’s of all time and are highly regarded among collectors.
When a new car is born there is always high hopes, but Porsche’s first six-cylinder production car has surpassed all expectations and long lived into a new millennium. Every year newer, shinier, faster cars hit the roads and the headlines promising better performance than the last, and the Porsche is no exception.
The 911 GT1 was designed and developed in 1996 for the purpose of competing in the GT1 Le Mans racing class. This particular model even gave the McLaren F1 GTR’s a run for their money on the race track and in 1998 went on to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
According to PistonHeads.com, Porsche has released pictures of the new 911 Carrera GTS ahead of the big reveal at the Paris Motor Show next month. Porsche says, “the new Carrera ascends to the pinnacle of the Carrera model series, with a power output of 408hp, outstanding vehicle dynamics and a specification” that emphasises the character of the iconic classic coupe.
This model comes as a ‘last hurrah’ before the 997-series arrives next year and attempts to park in the rather large shoes of the 911.
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