For more than five decades, the Porsche 911 has been the pinnacle, an epitome of what a supercar can and should be. With an outstanding history in racing and in on the roads, the Porsche 911 has become an unmatched legend of the automotive world, a stature reserved for only a handful of icons. It is the heart and soul of the Porsche brand and enjoys a long tradition with genuine continuity and has been inspiring car enthusiasts the world over since its debut as the Type 901 at the IAA International Automotive Show in September 1963. The Porsche 911 in last five decades has become the quintessential sports car, a benchmark against which all of its rival has been solely designed. The undeniable effect of the Porsche 911 can be seen on every other Porsche model as well since it also the central point of reference for all of them, from the Cayenne to the Panamera, everyone carries a piece of the 911 philosophy and each one of them are widely considered to the most fun to drive and sporty cars in their own categories. Over past five decades, more than 850,000 Porsche 911 models spanning across seven generations, have set the roads ablaze making it probably among the most successful sport car in the world.
This iconic car has also been the proving ground of Porsche’s incredible engineering prowess as the car has reinvented and evolved time and time again. For years now, the Porsche 911 has been known for managing some of the greatest contradictions of automobile design as it offers unmatched sportiness with outstanding everyday practicality, a car drenched in tradition yet is never shy to show off its innovations, it is exclusive yet widely loved and has a timeless design that just like wine, keeps getting better with time. So much has been the grandeur of the Porsche 911 that every new generation brought even more accolades to the brand and added to its legend. Ferry Porsche once said about the Porsche 911, “The 911 is the only car you could drive on an African safari or at Le Mans, to the theater or through New York City traffic.” From the first ever 911 in 1963 to the present 991, every Porsche 911 has been dressed in classic yet unique lines and has always been packed with advanced technology.
No wonder when we came across this brilliant documentary on the origins of the Porsche 911, we had to share it with you. Watch and let us know what you think about it in the comments section below.