The eighth generation of the best Porsche 911 has just been presented. We take the opportunity to review the best models in the history of this distinguished German sportsman who has managed to stay true to its history, its legacy and a myth that has been able to feed year after year with new versions and variants that have peppered its appeal.
The best Porsche 911 in history
Porsche 911 (964) Speedster
The first time the name Speedster was used for a street vehicle with which the Porsche 356 Speedster was honored. Since then all 911 have had one of these versions. It was not made on the basis of the Turbo, but on the Carrera so its vocation was that of enjoyment and open-air pleasure. Although he also knew when to get angry because he had mechanical solutions from the RS.
Its mechanics were similar to the one that carried the Porsche 911 Carrera 2: a six-cylinder boxer of 3.6 liters cooled by air with 250 HP and 310 Nm of torque coupled to a gearbox of 5 relations.
Porsche 911 (964) Turbo
Simply one of the nicest Porsche 911 profiles ever made. He gave continuity to that experiment that was 930 and redoubled his bet with an oversized rear spoiler. The reason for this was the impossibility of putting all the mechanics in the engine compartment. It isbest Porsche 911 in history.
When it arrived in 1992 had a 3.3-liter engine and 320 hp, although its success led the company to provide more muscle with a 3.6-liter engine and 360 hp. There were some convertible versions.
Porsche 911 (930) Turbo Flat Nose
It arose while Porsche and McLaren worked together in the manufacture of engines for Formula 1 with the technical support of TAG. It was precisely Mansour Ojjeh, owner of TAG, who proposed the idea. And in fact, he stayed with the first unit. They are very quoted models in auctions and a good investment option.
No, not all Porsche 911 had simple optics in vertical mode. There were also with the headlights retracted in the nose. These were called Flatnose and were inspired by the 934 and 935. In total there were 235 units.
Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS 4.0
That’s how generation 997 was fired, with a limited edition of 600 units of the iconic GT3 RS. Yes, his name is very long and he needs to take a moment to remember his exact nomenclature, but his appearance and performance make him worthy of occupying a privileged place in your dreams. It is one of the best Porsche 911 in history.
On its rear axle had a 4.0-liter six-cylinder boxer engine from the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR competition that placed after the accelerator pedal 500 hp with a torque of 460 Nm. For a long time, it was among the best times of the Nordschleife circuit.
Porsche 911 (930) Targa
It was born at the end of 1966 and was presented as the safest Cabrio in the world. And all because it was actually a ‘normal’ car to which the roof was removed and reinforced with an arch that was located where the pillar should have been. It was difficult to see it at first but it soon won the favor of the public. So much that when it stopped producing this version were many who missed it.It isbest Porsche 911 in history.
It had 2.0-liter 2.4-liter engines with powers that varied between 110 and 190 hp and from this first generation of Targa a total of 26,036 units were manufactured.
Porsche 911 (991) Race
Not that it is the best, but it was the last one that maintained its fidelity to the tradition of atmospheric engines. Since then all Porsche 911 have been debased with the kick (which is not little) of turbocharger overfeeding.
It had a 3.4-liter engine that registered 345 HP with a torque of 390 Nm. With the update, or restyling, the turbo arrived at one of the few spaces that were immaculate from this injection.
Porsche 911 (930) Race RS 2.7
It was the first model that integrated the turbo in its engine block. And, to celebrate, from the design tables this model was blessed with a striking rear spoiler, which received the nickname of ‘duck tail’.It is one of the best Porsche 911 in history.
Its engine was a six-cylinder atmospheric boxer that achieved 210 hp and a maximum speed of 243 km / h, while the 0 to 100 km / h performed in just 6 seconds. Only 1,590 units were manufactured.
Porsche 911 (991) Targa
It is one of the most recent on the list. And if we include it here it is because of its importance for the history of the brand, a story that we hope will continue. He was in charge of recovering the Targa profile after three generations disappeared. This profile was born in the 60s, it meant the loss of the roof and the appearance of an arch that made it a very safe car despite being a Cabrio.
When it arrived it did it in a big way, with a version of traction to the four wheels, a boxer engine of 3,4 liters and 350 CV to which a version was added Targa 4S with a motor of 3.8 liters and 400CV which could be radicalized with a Sports Chrono equipment package. The first accelerated from 0 to 100 km / h in just 4.8 seconds and balanced your hair at 282 km / h.
Porsche 911 (993) GT2
The first time the GT2 terminology was used with a Porsche 911 was in 1994. And since then it has designated some of the most attractive versions of the model’s history. This evolution was known as Porsche 993 and was born to comply with the regulations of the FIA to have street versions of the vehicles. With which it would participate in GT and resistance tests.
It had a 3.6-liter engine that responded with 430 hp while in 1998 it increased to 450 hp. Among its virtues were the loss of weight compared to the Carrera versions. And a much more careful aerodynamics with a stunning rear spoiler.
Porsche 911 GT1
A madness that came to tread the street. It was built by the need of the German firm to have 25 street units of the model with which it intended to participate in the 1996 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
25 units were built, so you can see the quote that reaches this model. His appearance says a lot about his predisposition. Its mechanics of six cylinders arranged in boxer mode of 3.2 liters promises 544 HP. And it is not far from the 700 HP required by the units that were measured at the La Sarthe circuit.