Introduced at the 1963 Frankfurt motor show as the 901 as a replacement for the 356. Designed by Ferdinand ‘Butzi’ Porsche, grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, legendary engineer and creator of Volkswagen Beetle and Auto Union race cars.
Throughout its life cycle the 911 was continually developed in line with the global safety and emissions regulations. However, in the mid 1970’s the 911 was nearly killed off by Porsche to make way for front engine water cooled vehicles, led by the 928, originally developed as the successor for the 911. However, due to internal pressure the 911 survived fundamentally unchanged until the original air-cooled engine variants were updated to water-cooled units in 1998 with the introduction of the 996.
Much of the development and technology introduced to the 911 came from motor racing, including turbo charging and semi-automatic gearboxes. The 911 is amongst the most successful competition car of all time winning rallies such as the Monte Carlo and East Africa safari and road races such as the Targa Florio. On race circuits no other production car has had so much success with wins at Sebring and the 24 Hours of Daytona. The 911-derived 935 turbo won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1979. Porsche won the World Championship for Makes in 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979 with 911-derived models and in 1986 the 911 derived Porsche 959 won the Paris-Dakar rally.
Launched in 1988, the 964 although visually similar to all previous 911’s was considered to be 85% new compared to its predecessor. The first 964’s were all wheel drive equipped "Carrera 4" models; Porsche added the rear wheel drive Carrera 2 variant to the range in 1990. Both variants were available as a coupé, Targa or Cabriolet. A new naturally aspirated engine called the M64 was introduced, with a flat-6 displacement of 3.6 litres. And developing 250 bhp. Porsche substantially revised the suspension, replacing torsion bars with coil springs and shock absorbers. Power steering and ABS brakes were added to the 911 for the first time. The exterior bumpers and fog lamps became flush with the car for better aerodynamics. A new electric rear spoiler raised at speeds above 50 mph (80 km/h) and lowered down flush with the rear engine lid at lower speeds. The Tiptronic 4 speed automatic transmission was developed for the 964 Carrera 2, combined Porsche’s shift process, which took place without interruption of power flow, specifically engineered for use in the most varied traffic conditions, perfect for Hong Kong driving.
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