Total 911’s greatest Porsche 911 rear ends of all time
The back end of the Porsche 911 has always been the iconic sports car’s real centre of attention, housing each successive generation of flat six engine since the Neunelfer’s launch in 1963.
The Total 911 team has picked their seven favourite Porsche 911 rear ends of all time so, in no particular order, here they are. What do you think?
Porsche 993 Carrera RS Clubsport
How can you not love the sheer bravado of the Porsche 993 Carrera RS’s rear end, especially in Clubsport guise. The full-width reflector provides the inflated haunches with even more impact while that rear wing is pure Nineties aesthetical extravagance.
Porsche 911S 2.4
This list wouldn’t be complete without a traditional, flat-back, pre-impact bumper Neunelfer. The 2.4-litre Porsche 911S gained subtle rear arch flares and marked the debut of the engine capacity decklid badge that would go on to become even more famous on the 911 Carrera 2.7 RS.
Porsche 997 GT2 RS
Of all the Porsche 911s on our countdown, the 997 GT2 RS’s rear end is undoubtedly the least beautiful. However, it is certainly one of the most aggressive with those large air intakes on the rear wing struts and exit vents on the bumper giving the turbocharged Rennsport real purpose.
Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR
Large wing? Check. Massively flared arches? Check. Giant slick tyres? Check. The 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR must have given its competitors a fantastic sight as it raced off into the distance to take another victory. We especially love those exit vents. Subtle this Neunelfer is not.
Porsche 996 Carrera 4S
Sometimes simplicity and a nod to the past are best. That is certainly the case with the 996 Carrera 4S, taking the Turbo’s wider bodyshell but removing the aerodynamic addenda for a cleaner rear end. The return of the rear reflector panel was well-received by enthusiasts around the world.
Porsche 930 3.0
Forget the 911 Carrera 2.7 RS from the previous year, the original Porsche 911 Turbo must have wowed the crowds at its motor show unveiling in 1974. A widened stance and that whaletail wing ensured that the 930 3.0 would be one of the Seventies iconic poster cars.
Porsche 991 Carrera GTS
We cant’ put our finger on what makes flat-back, widebody Porsche 911s work but they just do. The Porsche 991 Carrera GTS is a case in point, helped by the addition of the black trim strip between the brake lights and the revised, retro-look decklid grill.