German manufacturer Porsche has just released a new 2-minute long video celebrating the 50th anniversary of the mighty Porsche 911. In the footage, Goodwood Festival of Speed’s founder Lord March shares his opinions and views on the fashionable German car while a parade of models from several eras pop up on the screen, and we believe that’s more than enough to make for an entertaining couple of minutes.
The first Porsche 911 was designed to replace the Porsche 356 and was firstly introduced at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show in as ‘Type 901′. Ten years later came the second generation, the so-called ‘Model G’, which remained in production until 1989. In this period we witnessed the lauch of many new versions that were bound to write important pages in the history of the model, such as the first unfogettable first 911 Turbo, the 1988 911 Carrera 4 (Type 964) powered by a 3.6-liter boxer engine producing 250 hp.
In 1990 there was the arrival of the 964 Series, with a range made by the Carrera, Coupe, Cabriolet and Targa models, and in 1994 came the time of the 993, one of the most popular versions among Porsche’s aficionados. The new era begun in 1998 with the 996 series and its water-cooled boxer engine, capable of producing power of 300 horses. Then, in 2004, it was the turn of the 997 and, last year, the new ‘911 991′, which we have toroughly discussed in the last few months. Once agian, happy birthday!