50 years of the Porsche 911 in Total 911’s 100th issue now
Only those who reside on another planet far, far away from our own will not know the esteemed Porsche 911 is now in its 50th year of existence. Since the unveiling of the then titled 901 at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor show, Stuttgart’s revered sportscar has amassed a spectacular history over seven glorious generations, culminating in the sale of over 820,000 Porsche 911s worldwide.
It was only fitting then that Porsche should invite us over to Zuffenhausen to witness at first hand the evolution of the iconic flat six and all its trimmings via an exclusive drive in every generation 911 from the early classic to today’s 991 counterpart. The opportunity provided us with a chance to look back on Porsche’s 911 story at large, documenting how each new generation marked a significant milestone in its decorated history.
As well as getting behind the wheel of Porsche’s selection of pristine 911 examples, we also take to the famous Weissach track to assess its credentials as an integral part of the 911’s development over the last 50 years – and, in a fitting spectacle of a finale, we also visit Porsche’s secret Zuffenhausen museum to uncover some of the Porsche prototypes that never made it to production.
The Stuttgart Celebration of the 911’s 50 years can be found in the milestone 100th issue of Total 911, out now. Featuring the esteemed Magnus Walker as guest editor, you may get your copy wherever you are in the world by visiting the Imagine Shop at ww.imagineshop.co.uk/magazines/total911.html, or by downloading a digital edition for all platforms via the fabulous new GreatDigitalMags.com website.