When Porsche does anything, it is well planned and it grabs the attention of the motoring world. That is why their 70th Anniversary Celebration shows no signs of slowing down. For this week’s YouTube upload, they pulled their most significant achievement from each decade to remind of how far they have come.
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First up was the racing version of the 356. For the 1951 season, they cut out all non-essential weight to build the 356 SL. The “Sport Light” cars were dominant at LeMans along with the brutal Liège-Rome-Liège rally. From Belgium to Italy and back on war-ravaged roads must have been an adventure, but they took home the trophy.
The next big achievement was the first 911 in 1964. It was originally to be named 901, but they found out a competitor had trademarked all 3-digit numbers with 0 in the center spot. Think about that one and tell us who it is in the comments below. Next is the 917K, the star of the Steve McQueen film “LeMans”. The air-cooled flat-12 makes a symphony, unlike any other supercar.
For the 80’s the Porsche 959 was the world’s fastest production car. The widebody twin turbo AWD monster was illegal in the US for stupid reasons, but that didn’t stop Bill Gates and other celebrities to have them imported under the “Show & Display” law. The next major milestones are the Boxster in 1996, then the Cayenne in 2002. Finally, the 918 Spyder was the first production car to break the 7-minute barrier at the ‘Ring. Tell us your favorite Porsche and stay with us for more anniversary coverage.