Iconic Porsche Models
Porsche is a German automobile manufacture specializing in high performance sports cars. Over recent years Porsche has moved into producing SUV’s and sedans although they have stayed withing the sport and luxury market.
Porsche is headquartered in Stuttgart and as of 2012 is owned by the Volkswagen group.
Founded in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche the company did not initially build cars under its own name. The Porsche logo was based on the coat of arms of the Free People’s State of Wuttemberg of former Weimar German
Porsche Motorsport – Porsche has a record 19 outright wins in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and is currently the world’s largest race car manufacture.
Chances are one of the first sports car you ever saw was a Porsche and this is likely to continue through future generations – Automotive enthusiasts or not but lets take a look at a few of the most iconic Porsche models
The Porsche 959 is the company’s first supercar produced between 1986 and 1989. Developed first as a Group B rally car, it was later turned into a production car for FIA homologation requirements and a little more than 300 were built.
Porsche Carrera GT
The Carrera GT is considered as the most extreme car Porsche has produced till date. The limited edition supercar, built between 2004 and 2007, was more exclusive than Ferraris and Lamborghinis of its time and came with a price tag of half a million dollars
Not all classics are from the old days. Its hybrid drivetrain combines a 570-hp 4.6-liter V8 gasoline internal combustion engine with a pair of 100-hp electric motors.
first Porsche 911
As the successor to the Porsche 356, the 911 won the hearts of sports car enthusiasts from the outset. The prototype was first unveiled at the Frankfurt IAA Motor Show in 1963 as the 901, and was renamed the 911 for its market launch in 1964.
Porsche 911 Carrera RS
The Carrera RS models are sometimes considered by the Porsche enthusiasts to be the most “classic” 911s of all time.
Porsche GT2 RS
The car was officially launched by Porsche at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed along with the introduction of the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.
The Porsche that tops the list is in fact the iconic German carmaker’s first production vehicle. Introduced as a luxury sports car in 1948, the 356 was first produced in Austrian by Porsche Konstruktionen GesmbH for two years
It is believed by many that the Porsche 917 is one of the most iconic racecars of all time. Based on the Porsche 908 racing car, the Porsche 917 was originally built to comply with the change in CSI rules about entering a car in the World Sportscar Championship.
Porsche 911 (993)
The final incarnation of the air-cooled 911 first introduced in 1964, the 993-generation of the iconic 911 is considered by hardcore Porsche purists as the last truly great model in its long lineage.
Road legal Porsche 911 GT1 Evo racecar
The world’s only known street-legal Porsche 911 GT1 Evo. While there are other road-legal GT1s, this is the only one in the world that’s been converted from a racer into a road-going car. The 911 GT1 hosts a 3.2-litre flat-six with two turbos making upwards of 411kW This specific car, a 1997 build, won the Canadian GT championship on three occasions, made regular starts in the Daytona 24-hour race in Florida and amassed 13 wins from 31 race starts.
Ruf is a German automotive manufacturer founded in 1939 that engineers vehicles using unmarked Porsche chassis – these unmarked chassis are more commonly known as Bodies in white.
These cars are entirely built from the ground up as bare chassis are used and assembled using Ruf-made parts and materials.
ntroduced for the 1987 model year and based on the Porsche 911, the CTR featured an enlarged and highly tuned version of Porsche's 3.2 litre flat-six cylinder engine, lightened body panels, an integrated roll cage (adding chassis stiffness in addition to occupant safety), upgraded suspension and braking systems, a custom-designed transmission, and several unique trim pieces such as polyurethane bumpers, and the use of the side-mounted oil filler (a Porsche feature for the 1972 MY only) necessitated by relocating the oil tank forward to clear the intercooler on that side.
Continuing the Ruf tradition of enhancing Porsche automobiles, the CTR3 shares the body style and engine type with the contemporaneous Porsche 987 Cayman and Porsche 997.1 Turbo. For the first time, however, it features a Ruf-designed body built on a dedicated platform engineered in conjunction with Multimatic and is particularly styled to reflect the visual feel of vintage Le Mans race cars of the 1950s and 1960s. Additionally, Ruf adopted the Porsche Cayman's mid-engine layout for the new car, rather than the traditional rear-engine layout of the previous CTR models (CTR and CTR2).
The Ruf CTR2 (Group C, Turbo Ruf, 2nd generation) was a 2-door sports car built by German automobile manufacturer Ruf Automobile as the successor to the CTR Yellowbird, but based on Porsche's Type 993 generation 911.
2017 RUF CTR
The 2017 RUF CTR, a brand-new, rear-engine speed freak that, for the first time in RUF history, is built on a completely bespoke chassis rather than a production Porsche platform—even though the styling is straight out of Porsche's history book.
Singer is globally known for blending the brands unique perspective on what a 911 should entail and meticulous craftsmanship with inspiration from each client.
Singer Vehicle Design’s modification process and outcome has been regarded as the best of the best and the ultimate 911 build available.