The everyday sports car since 1963.
In 1963 the Porsche introduced the first 911 to replace the 356. Originally the car was supposed to be called the “901”, but because Peugeot protest claiming they had naming rights to cars with three letters and a zero in the middle, the name was changed to the 911. And history was made.
The Porsche 911 has made a name for itself as being an everyday sports car. Since 1963 it has become the face of a company and an automotive icon. The 911 has spanned seven generations and more than 700,000 have been produced with all sorts of special and performance editions mixed in throughout.
In 2011, the seventh generation of the 911 was introduced and met with high praise. To welcome the new Porsche 991 to the family, the Porsche museum in Stuttgart will be unveiling a special exhibition called “Porsche 911 Identity”.
The new exhibit will feature all seven generations of the 911 up to the 991. Each decade will be represented by a special backdrop that gives visitors a peek at the history of the model. Exciting technical exhibits and cutaway models that show the engineering and mechanics of the 911 will be displayed throughout the Porsche 911 Identity presentation. Special racing models such as the historic Carrera RS 2.7 “Safari” and modern 911 GT3 R Hybrid will be shown alongside steering wheels and rims from the past to present day. Also, for the first time ever, never before seen documents will be showcased to give visitors an insider’s look at the 911.
The Porsche 911 Identity exhibit will run from January 31st to May 20th, 2012 at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart. Visitors can also register for a special one-hour guided tour to learn more about the iconic sports car.
Porsche 911 Identity Exhibition Gallery