It’s impossible to think of sports cars and not have an image of the Porsche’s iconic 911 immediately pop up in your head. Porsche was founded by Ferdinand Porsche and had humble beginnings. But the company quickly made a name for itself by producing brilliant sports cars that were years ahead of their time.
911’s Iconic History
The 60s saw disruption become the norm but while many of the era’s fads eventually faded away, one iconic disrupter became immortal. Porsche produced the first 911 in 1965 through today. Looking at the evolutionary timeline of the 911, you can see that the car retains much of the original concept in terms of design.
Many people may not be aware of the fact that the original 911 was named 901. In the early 60s, French automobile manufacturer produced their 203 and 403 models. They sent a letter to Porsche claiming trademark over any car names with three digits and a zero in the middle. So instead of changing the name completely, Porsche simply replaced the 0 with a 1, giving birth to the iconic 911 we know of today. The 1963 model had 130 horsepower with precision steering and fantastic acceleration. The 911 became an instant sensation all around the world.
Seven generations and more than 20,000 racing victories later, Porsche built the beautiful one millionth 911 model in 2017. Porsche proudly claims that 70% of 911s produced are still on the road.
The GT3 RS
Porsche decided to take their racing cars and put them on the road. They introduced the GT3 model in 1999 A stripped-down, lightened and amped-up version of the 911, a new racing class called the ‘GT3’ was introduced. With the GT3, Porsche pushed its 911 line into supercar category, making it the most diverse sports car on the market.
Porsche decided to take the GT3 one step further. In 2004, he unveiled the GT3 RS. The ‘RS’ stands for ‘Racing Sport’. This extreme model has no rear seats or sound insulation and air conditioning is optional. The GT3 RS is only for the adrenaline junkies who want to blast a hole in the space time continuum.
The latest GT3 RS has a 6 cylinder, naturally aspirated engine that produces 520 horsepower at 9000 RPM. It accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 193 mph.
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