Porsche 911 Pictures and Specifications

The Porsche 911 has an unparallelled legacy and legend. Pictured are a pair of 1977 German-market 911s.
The Porsche 911 has an unparalleled sports car legacy. Pictured are 1977 911s.

The Porsche 911 is Porsche's signature achievement. Available in the U.S. starting with the 1965 model year, the basic rear-engine design concept has endured into the 21st Century, brilliantly updated but never losing its focus on pure performance.

Over the years, the 911's flat-six engine has been enlarged, refined, even turbocharged, but always has ranked among the world's most-thrilling sports car motors. The pages of pictures and specifications that follow trace the evolution of this masterful car from its pre-production origins into today's 911 lineup.

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1965-1968 Porsche 911 Pictures and Specifications

Unveiled at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show, the new six-cylinder Porsche 911 was an even "grander" touring Porsche than the 356, thanks to a new 2.0-liter air-cooled flat-six with twin overhead camshafts, not to mention a distinctive new body style. British reviewer Denis Jenkinson aptly termed the 911 "the best car Porsche have yet built for road use" -- and that was in 1966. As time would show, the 911 was destined for a long and exciting life.

This 1964 Porsche 911 shows the classic body shape styled by Ferdinand Alexander
Porsche 911's classic shape was styled by Ferdinand Alexander "Butzi" Porsche.

The Porsche 911/912 Targa was a semi-convertible with a lift-off roof panel.
The Porsche 911/912 Targa was a semi-convertible with a lift-off roof panel.

German police in Porsche's home state of Swabia used Porsche 911s in the late 1960s.
German police in Porsche's home state of Swabia used Porsche 911s in the 1960s.

1965-1968 Porsche 911 Specifications

Prices New:

  • $5,999 for 1967 911
  • $6,990 for 1967 911 S
Dimensions:
Length (inches) Wheelbase (inches) Weight (pounds)
164.0 87.0 2,200

Engines:

Size (cc) Type Horsepower Years
1991 sohc flat 6 125-180 1965-1968

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1965-1969 Porsche 912 and 1976 912E Pictures and Specifications

The Porsche 912 was introduced along with the 911 but didn't go on sale until June 1966. It combined the 356 SC's 90-bhp flat-four with the 911s' "Type 901" body to sell at a much lower price with fewer standard amenities. The Porsche 912 was sold from 1956 to 1969.

The Porsche 912 initially outsold even the 911.
The affordable Porsche 912 initially outsold even the 911.

The Porsche 912 was comfortable and efficient, getting up to 30 miles per gallon.
The Porsche 912 was comfortable and efficient, getting up to 30 miles per gallon.

The Porsche 912 boasted the same distinctive body style as the 911.
The Porsche 912 boasted the same distinctive body style as the 911.

1965-1969 Porsche 912 and 1976 912 E Specifications

 

Prices New:

  • $4,790 for 1967 912
  • $4,950 for 1968 912
  • $11,000 for 1976 912 E
Dimensions:
Length (inches) Wheelbase (inches) Weight (pounds)
164.087.1, 89.3 (1969), 89.4 (1976)2,140-2,560


Engines:

Size (cc)
Type
Horsepower
Years
1582
ohv flat 4102
1965-1969
1971ohv flat 4
90
1976

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1969-1971 Porsche 911 Pictures and Specifications

Porsche was on a roll with the Porsche 911. In 1966, Porsche introduced the 911 S, which bowed with 160 DIN horsepower, 30 more than the standard 911.

Five-spoke wheels identified the hot Porsche 911 S.
Five-spoke wheels identified the hot Porsche 911 S.

This Porsche 911 is outfitted for law-enforcement work.
This Porsche 911 is outfitted for law-enforcement work.

1969-1971 Porsche 911 Specifications

Prices New:

  • $5,195 for 1969 911 T
  • $7,895 for 1969 911 S
Dimensions:
Length (inches) Wheelbase (inches) Weight (pounds)
164.0 89.3 2,250-2,350

Engines:

Size (cc) Type Horsepower Years
2195 sohc flat 6 125-200 1969-1971

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1972-1973 Porsche 911 Pictures and Specifications

As the Porsche 911 line evolved, larger engines kept pace with mushrooming emissions standards of the day without compromising driveability or performance. By 1973, the U.S. lineup comprised the usual S, T, and E models with respective bhp of 190, 130, and 165.

Shown from left are the 1973 Porsche 911 S, T, and E models.
Shown from left are the 1973 Porsche 911 S, T, and E models.

This 1973 Porsche 911 E Targa boasted a larger 2.4-liter engine.
This 1973 Porsche 911 E Targa boasted a larger 2.4-liter engine.

Though somewhat more automated, a good deal of hand labor still went into each Porsche 911.
A good deal of hand labor still went into each Porsche 911.

The 2.7-liter Porsche 911 flat-six lasted through 1977.
The 2.7-liter Porsche 911 flat-six lasted through 1977.

1972-1973 Porsche 911 Specifications

Prices New:

  • $7,370 for 1973 911 T
  • $9,495 for 1973 911 S
Dimensions:
Length (inches) Wheelbase (inches) Weight (pounds)
163.9, 168.4 (1973) 89.3 2,600

Engines:

Size (cc) Type Horsepower Years
2341 sohc flat 6 150-230 1972-1973

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1974-1977 Porsche 911 Pictures and Specifications

As the 1970s progressed, the Porsche 911 was further refined to meet federal safety and emissions standards. Larger, sturdier bumpers were added in 1974, marking the 911's first appearance change since introduction. At the same time, Porsche again upped engine displacement, this time to 2.7 liters. A revised lineup demoted the S to mid-range status, but a Targa version was still available.

The 1974 Porsche 911 had a full-width taillight lens, soft
The 1974 Porsche 911 had soft "safety" control knobs and a larger fuel tank.

The 1974 Porsche 911 Targa came with a new rigid removable roof panel.
The 1974 Porsche 911 Targa came with a new rigid removable roof panel.

The top-line Porsche 911 for '74 was a new Carrera, with looks inspired by the racing RS.
The top-line Porsche 911 for '74 was a new Carrera, with looks inspired by the RS.

1974-1977 Porsche 911 Specifications

Prices New:

  • $9,950 for 1974 911
  • $14,395 for 1977 911 S
Dimensions:
Length (inches) Wheelbase (inches) Weight (pounds)
168.9 89.4 2,600

Engines:

Size (cc) Type Horsepower Years
2687 sohc flat 6 143-167 1974-1977

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1975-1979 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera Pictures and Specifications

Though obviously 911-based, the Turbo Carrera was so heavily modified, both structurally and mechanically, that it was given its own factory type number: 930. The 930 was the fastest road car Porsche had ever produced, yet road-testers found it docile around town and blessed with handling that was surprisingly benign for such a potent rear-engine machine. All this moved one journalist to describe it as "the finest blend of ultimate performance and refinement I have ever come across," a view that found wide agreement the world over.

Due to its high price tag, the Porsche 930 remained very exclusive.
Due to its high price tag, the Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera remained very exclusive.

The cockpit of the Porsche 930 was equipped for comfort.
The cockpit of the Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera was equipped for comfort.

The powerful Porsche 930 engine could power the car from 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds.
The Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera -- 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds.

The distinctive
The "whale tail" spoiler made the Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera unmistakable.

1975-1979 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera Specifications

Prices New:

  • $25,880 for 1975 Turbo Carrera coupe
Dimensions:
Length (inches) Wheelbase (inches) Weight (pounds)
168.989.42,700-2,990

Engines:
Size (cc)
Type
Horsepower
Years
2993
Turbo sohc flat 6
234
1975-1977
3299Turbo sohc flat 6
253
1978-1979

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1978-1983 Porsche 911 SC Pictures and Specifications

In 1978, Porsche introduced a new SC series to the 911 line. The SC was basically the European 3.0-liter Carrera in everything but name. Arriving with 172 U.S. horsepower and a much flatter torque curve, it was the most tractable 911 ever. It was also the most civilized, thanks to steady additions to standard equipment.

All Porsche 911 SCs ran a beefed-up version of the 3.0-liter 911 flat-six.
All Porsche 911 SCs ran a beefed-up version of the 3.0-liter 911 flat-six.

The 1979 Porsche 911 SC Targa had standard power brakes and a stronger clutch.
The 1979 Porsche 911 SC Targa had standard power brakes and a stronger clutch.

Headlamp washers and leather front seats were standard on the 1982 Porsche 911 SC.
Headlamp washers and leather front seats were 1982 Porsche 911 SC standards.

1978-1983 Porsche 911 SC Specifications

Prices New:

  • $25,000 for 1978 coupe
  • $30,400 for 1982 coupe
  • $39,500 for 1982 Targa
Dimensions:
Length (inches) Wheelbase (inches) Weight (pounds)
168.9 89.4 2,740-2,750

Engines:

Size (cc) Type Horsepower Years
2993 sohc flat 6 172 1978-1983

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1984-1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Pictures and Specifications

The Porsche 911 lineup entered 1985 with coupe, cabriolet, and Targa body styles, all renamed Carrera. There were few other changes, but the previous year had seen a displacement increase from 3.0 to 3.2 liters, which brought more torque that made for even greater low-speed tractability.

The matte-black trim on this 1986 SC was a no-cost option that enhanced the 911's classic lines.
The matte-black trim on this 1986 SC enhanced the 911's clean, classic lines.

U.S. horsepower went from 172 to 200 for the 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera.
U.S. horsepower went from 172 to 200 for the 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera.

Protective 911 Turbo-style rear-fender pads were available on the Porsche 911 Carrera.
Protective 911 Turbo-style rear-fender pads were available on the 911 Carrera.

1984-1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Specifications

Prices New:

  • $31,950 for 1984 coupe
  • $33,450 for 1984 Targa
  • $36,450 for 1984 Cabriolet
  • $51,205 for 1989 coupe
  • $52,435 for 1989 Targa
  • $59,200 for 1989 Cabriolet
  • $65,480 for 1989 Speedster
Dimensions:
Length (inches) Wheelbase (inches) Weight (pounds)
168.9 89.4 2,740-2,950

Engines:

Size (cc)
TypeHorsepower
Years
3164sohc flat 6
200
1984-1986
3164sohc flat 6
214 1987-1989

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1986-1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Pictures and Specifications

The Porsche 911 Turbo (which was given the number 930) was honed and refined over the years. Though it kept going strong in Europe, the 3.3-liter Porsche 930 Turbo made another exit from the U.S. market after 1988.

This slant-nose version of the Porsche 911 Turbo was called the 930 S.
This slant-nose version of the Porsche 911 Turbo was called the 930 S.

The Porsche 930 S was priced at close to $71,000 before options.
The Porsche 930 S was priced at close to $71,000 before options.

1986-1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Specifications

Prices New:

  • $58,750 for 1987 coupe
  • $70,975 for 1989 coupe
  • $77,065 for 1989 Targa
  • $85,060 for 1989 cabriolet
Dimensions:
Length (inches) Wheelbase (inches) Weight (pounds)
168.9 89.4 2,990

Engines:

Size (cc) Type Horsepower Years
3299 Turbo sohc flat 6 282 1986-1988

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1989-1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Pictures and Specifications

Subtle but noticeable body alterations marked 1989's new Porsche 911 Carrera 4, the first of the heavily reengineered "964 series" 911s planned for the 1990s. Offered in the usual three body styles, the C4 could hit 60 mph in well under 6 seconds. Handling was the most surefooted in 911 history, while cornering grip, as one magazine enthused, was "incredible."

The Porsche 911 Carrera 4 featured a modernized suspension and 3.6-liter engine.
The Porsche 911 Carrera 4 featured a modernized suspension and 3.6-liter engine.

Five-speed manual was mandatory on the Porsche 911 Carrera 4.
Five-speed manual was mandatory on the Porsche 911 Carrera 4.

The
The "4" denoted 4-wheel drive, a simplified version of the 959 system.

1989-1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Specifications

Prices New:

  • $69,500 for 1989 coupe
  • $75,780 for 1992 coupe
  • $77,380 for 1992 Targa
  • $84,780 for 1992 Cabriolet
  • $69,100 for 1996 coupe
  • $78,350 for 1996 Cabriolet
  • $73,000 for 1996 Carrera 4S coupe
Dimensions:
Length (inches) Wheelbase (inches) Weight (pounds)
167.3 89.5 3,200-3,400

Engines:

Size (cc) Type Horsepower Years
3600 sohc flat 6 247-282 1989-1998

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1990-1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Pictures and Specifications

The C4's new 964-series architecture, all-coil suspension, and upsized 3.6-liter engine transformed the "ordinary" Porsche 911 into 1990's much-improved Carrera 2. The Carrera 2 was stouter of structure and far more forgiving in hard cornering than previous 911s, yet retained the classic 911 looks.

The Porsche 911 Carrera 2 featured standard dual airbags, power steering, and antilock brakes.
The Porsche 911 C2 boasted dual airbags, power steering, and antilock brakes.

The C2's engine lid doubled as a spoiler, rising at above 50 mph.
The Porsche 911 C2's engine lid doubled as a spoiler, rising at above 50 mph.

1990-1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Specifications

Prices New:

  • $58,500 for 1990 coupe
  • $59,900 for 1990 Targa
  • $69,580 for 1990 Cabriolet with Tiptronic transmission
  • $63,750 for 1996 coupe
  • $70,750 for 1996 Targa
  • $76,265 for 1996 Cabriolet with Tiptronic transmission
Dimensions:
Length (inches) Wheelbase (inches) Weight (pounds)
167.3 89.5 3,031-3,150

Engines:

Size (cc) Type Horsepower Years
3600 sohc flat 6 247 1990-1996

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1991-1994 Porsche 911 Turbo Pictures and Specifications

After a year off, the Porsche 911 Turbo returned for 1991 with all the 964-series improvements, plus a fortified 3.3-liter flat-six with larger intercooler, a bigger but faster-acting blower, and a new low-restriction exhaust system. Road & Track reported a mere 4.8 seconds 0-60 mph and a blistering 12.9-second quarter-mile -- the best ever for a showroom Porsche, and almost on par with the exotic 959.

The Porsche 911 Turbo offered dizzying speeds and delightful handling.
The Porsche 911 Turbo offered dizzying speed and delightful handling.

1991-1994 Porsche 911 Turbo Specifications

Prices New:

  • $95,000 for 1991 model
  • $99,900 for 1994 model
Dimensions:
Length (inches) Wheelbase (inches) Weight (pounds)
167.7 89.4 3,070

Engines:

Size (cc) Type Horsepower Years
3300 Turbo dohc flat 6 315 1991-1994

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1995- Porsche 911 Pictures and Specifications

Porsche continues to top the incredible performance of the Porsche 911 more than 40 years after the first model was released. Even today, the legendary 911 remains strong, a leader among sports cars.

This 1995 Porsche 911 featured a smoother, lower nose and wide
This 1995 Porsche 911 featured a smoother, lower nose and wide "hips."

The 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S has a more muscular stance with wider rear tires.
The 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet is an all-wheel-drive convertible.

The 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 is the most powerful non-turbo 911 ever.
The 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 is the most powerful non-turbo 911 ever.

The 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo is a true luxury performance car.
The 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo is one of the world's premier high-performance cars.

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