Porsche 911 classic – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

26 Sep 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Porsche 911 classic – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Porsche 911

Porsche 911


all variants air-cooled flat-6 (H6)

2.0 L 110–170#160;PS (81–130#160;kW)

2.2 L 125–180#160;PS (92–130#160;kW)

2.4 L 130–190#160;PS (96–140#160;kW)


Introduction [ edit ]

The Porsche 911 was developed as a much more powerful, larger, more comfortable replacement for the Porsche 356. the company’s first model, and essentially a sporting evolution of the Volkswagen Beetle. The new car made its public debut at the 1963 [ 1 ] Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung, better known to English speakers as the Frankfurt Motor Show .

It was initially designated as the Porsche 901 , after its internal project number. However, Peugeot protested on the grounds that in France it had exclusive rights to car names formed by three numbers with a zero in the middle. So, instead of selling the new model with another name in France, Porsche changed the name to 911.

It went on sale in 1964.

2.0-litre / O, A and B series (1964–1969) [ edit ]

The earliest editions of the 911 had a 130#160;PS (96#160;kW) flat-6 engine. in the boxer configuration like the 356, air-cooled and rear-mounted, displaced 1991#160;cc compared with the 356’s four-cylinder, 1600 cc unit. The car had four seats although the rear seats are very small, and the car is usually called a 2+2 rather than a four-seater (the 356 was also a 2+2). It was mated to a five-speed manual Type 901 transmission.

The styling was largely by Ferdinand Butzi Porsche. son of Ferdinand Ferry Porsche. Erwin Komenda. the leader of the Porsche car body construction department, was also involved in the design.

The 356 came to the end of its production life in 1965, but there was still a market for a 4-cylinder car, particularly in the USA. The Porsche 912. introduced the same year, served as a direct replacement. It used the 356’s 4-cylinder, 1600#160;cc, 90#160;hp (67#160;kW) engine but wore the 911 bodywork .

In 1966 Porsche introduced the more powerful 911S, the engine’s power raised to 160#160;PS (120#160;kW; 160#160;hp). Alloy wheels from Fuchs. in a distinctive 5-leaf design, were offered for the first time. In motorsport at the same time, installed in the mid-engined Porsche 904 and Porsche 906. the engine was developed to 210#160;PS (154#160;kW).

In 1967 the Targa version was introduced as a stop gap model. The Targa had a stainless steel -clad roll bar, as Porsche had, at one point, thought that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) would outlaw fully open convertibles in the US. an important market for the 911. The name Targa (which means shield in Italian) came from the Targa Florio sports car road race in Sicily.

Italy in which Porsche had notable success, with seven victories since 1956, and four more to come until 1973. This last win in the subsequently discontinued event is especially notable as it was scored with a 911 Carrera RS against prototypes entered by Italian factories of Ferrari and Alfa Romeo. The road going Targa was equipped with a removable roof panel and a removable plastic rear window (although a fixed glass version was offered alongside from 1968).

The 110#160;PS (81#160;kW; 110#160;hp) 911T was also launched in 1967 and effectively replaced the 912. The staple 130#160;PS (96#160;kW; 130#160;hp) model was renamed the 911L. The 911R had a very limited production (20 in all).

This was a lightweight racing version with thin aluminium doors, a magnesium crankcase, twin-spark cylinder heads. and a power output of 210#160;PS (150#160;kW; 210#160;hp).

Porsche 911

In 1969 the B series was introduced: the wheelbase for all 911 and 912 models was increased from 2,211 to 2,268 millimetres (87.0#160;to 89.3#160;in), an effective remedy to the car’s nervous handling at the limit. The overall length of the car did not change: rather, the rear wheels were relocated aft. Fuel injection arrived for the 911S and for a new middle model, 911E.

A semi-automatic Sportomatic [ 2 ] model, composed of a torque converter, an automatic clutch. and the four-speed transmission. was added to the product lineup.

B17 (1969) [ edit ]

It is a concept designed by Pininfarina by lengthening the wheelbase by 7.5#160;in (190#160;mm), resulting in a car 2,500#160;lb (1,100#160;kg) heavier than original. [ 3 ]

2.2-litre / C and D series (1969–1971) [ edit ]

For MY 1970 the engines of all 911s were increased to 2,195#160;cc (2.195#160;L; 133.9#160;cu in). Power outputs were uprated to 125#160;PS (92#160;kW; 123#160;hp) in the 911T, 155#160;PS (114#160;kW; 153#160;hp) in the 911E, and 180#160;PS (130#160;kW; 180#160;hp) in the 911S. The 912 was discontinued, thanks to the introduction of the Porsche 911T as an entry model.

The 2.2#160;L 911E was called The secret weapon from Zuffenhausen [ citation needed ]. Despite the lower power output of the 911E compared to the 911S, the 911E was quicker in acceleration up to 160#160;km/h (99#160;mph).

C 20 (1970) [ edit ]

It was a prototype extended by 13.6#160;in (345#160;mm) over stock car, with 911S engine. [ 3 ]

Tagged as:

Other articles of the category "Porsche":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts


Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Car Catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about cars