Video: 50 years of Porsche 911

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Feature 28 February 2013

Over seven generations and 50 years, the Porsche 911 has changed with the times and technology without diluting its DNA. Steve Sutcliffe drives all seven back on a snowy, slippery and tight handling circuit at Silverstone.

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Nice video... but

1 year 38 weeks ago

Nice video, but some of the later models were not even touched upon. Shame, it might have been better to do it as a 2 part set with a more in-depth report.

Yes please!!!!!

1 year 38 weeks ago

Steve says it all, all that needs to be said,maybe a part two in the Summer perhaps?

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1 year 38 weeks ago

It's not something I'd noticed after a seeing a few recently but, when compared to the more classic shapes, the new 991 is pretty ugly! Put side by side with the older cars it doesn't compare favourably, they've lost something significant in the shape with the move towards being a 'GT' without gaining very much internally.


My two favourites

1 year 38 weeks ago

the red first 911 is both charming and delightful. The second, the 993, is probably what i would (imho) idenitify with being a proper porsche. There all proper porsche's, but the 993 probably symbolises that classic state before improvements meant variations in size and driving dynamics took hold. Interestingly enough, from a classic car purchase the 993 are comanding good prices for best examples, and even ones which aren't, or haven't been that cherished. 

The last one is the best. But

1 year 38 weeks ago

The last one is the best.

But it has become fat.

The sound of the classics was the best.

 

PHB

Well done

1 year 38 weeks ago

Steve, you really captured the essence of the 911, in short small outside, big inside, tons of feedback, simplicity. I used to own a 1989 model, already quite big compared to the original but it was a sweet car, especially the steering! I remember test driving the 996 and then 997 when they both came out but they had just become too fat. Fast for sure but too big for my taste. I never gave into the Boxster/Cayman as I need backseats.

Porsche 911 has seen a golden

1 year 36 weeks ago

Porsche 911 has seen a golden era of 50 years and many turns and twists but has built a brand reputation. The new 2013 porsce 911 can achieve a speed of 0 to 100 kmph at just 4.5 seconds which is a great achievement.  Though I never owned a model of Porsche but have a strong desire to own one. Hope I can have one in future.

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Great video

1 year 36 weeks ago

Fantastic stuff. Would have been a great subject for a full length video. You could easily get an hour out of 50 years of evolution!

you really captured the

32 weeks 6 days ago
you really captured the essence of the 911, in short small outside, big inside, tons of feedback, simplicity www.barosgroup.com
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