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Porsche 911 – how to create an icon.

Porsche 911 – how to create an icon.


Since the Porsche 911 Carrera was first released in 1963, many significant changes have been made that have greatly improved the performance of the iconic model. Despite this, today’s 911 remains a recognisable descendant of the original, perfectly demonstrating its undeniable Porsche heritage.

Porsche owners are well known for their loyalty to the brand, some have even been known to refuse to drive anything else. Many believe that the Porsche 911, in its various forms, is the greatest sports car ever to be made. There are many reasons that 911 owners reach this conclusion, as our 5 most frequently mentioned reasons will reveal.

1. The 911 has won countless races and championships.

Some things just go better together. Porsche and motorsport go hand in hand and have done since the early days of the brand. The 911 Carrera is the ultimate representation of Porsche’s commitment to motor racing and its racing records reflect this fact. From smaller, club level events to the more world-renowned races like the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Porsche 911 has always excelled on the track.

2. It’s easy to live with.

Sports cars are notoriously challenging to live with. Quirky designs, such as gull wing doors look amazing, until you try to get out of a crowded parking garage. The Porsche 911 is one of very few high-end sports cars that can be driven in almost any situation. The latest variation, the 992, features RAIN mode to help maintain stability at high speeds, even during heavy downpours. Whether you are driving to the shops or for a few laps around the Nürburgring, the 911 is always ready for the road ahead.

3. The iconic 911 silhouette.

Think of a sports car and you will immediately think of a 911. You may not realise this at first but pay close attention to the shape of the car you are picturing, the silhouette of the 911 is usually the first to come to mind. This is due to the iconic styling developed in the early 911 that has clear reference in today’s car.

4. Its engine is located behind the rear axle.

Unlike conventional sports cars, the Porsche 911’s engine layout optimises its performance capabilities, creating a driving experience that is individual from most of its competitors. By mounting the engine at the rear, more weight is added near to the driven wheels which helps to improve traction and acceleration.

5. It can be customised and maintained easily.

Not only is the 911 a versatile and usable daily driver, it’s precise mechanical engineering also makes it an incredibly reliable car to own and maintain. Porsche standard servicing cycles run every 2 years or 20,000 miles, meaning you can relax and enjoy your car for longer between workshop visits. 911 owners can also take full advantage of Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur and Tequipment, adding all the personal touches that make a 911 unique to the person driving it.

The Porsche 911 has already secured its place in the history books as one of the world’s most iconic cars. Its performance speaks for itself, but the only way that you can fully appreciate the remarkable capabilities of the Porsche 911 is to drive it. Book your test drive at Porsche Centre Isle of Man today by emailing info@porscheiom.com or calling 01624 616161