Porsche isn’t a car manufacturer known for its design innovation, and this seems only too easy to see in this video of the transformation process of the legendary 911.
Starting off with the 901 of 1964, the video tracks the subtle changes that have occurred to every incarnation of the 911. Incredibly, the price of the first 911 was $6,490 (£4,537) rising to $175,900 (£122,991) for the latest 991 GT3RS. Power has increased by over 300bhp, too.
Although the car’s design hasn’t changed much throughout its life, the 911 commands a fearsome following around the world, thanks to its sharp handling and immediate engine response.
The rear-engine sports car has often been criticised for the location of its powerplant, but over 50 years of development and engineering has given way to a car that silences the majority of critics.
The debate still rages between those who favour the air-cooled models or water-cooled cars, but that’s for the die-hard Porsche fans to decide.
After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.
February 16, 2016