If we could summarize the Porsche 911 with just one word, it would be "evolution." For decades, Porsche has methodically improved its rear-engined sports car. The design changes are subtle, and power has risen steadily.

To illustrate this, Porsche made a video that plays off the 911's rich history. If you lie awake at night thinking about how great it would be to own a 911, hit the jump for some more inspiration.


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      Blackstar
      • 2 Years Ago
      Right now, somewhere Jeremy Clarkson is rolling his eyes saying, "Absolute Rubbish."
        Sukairain
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Blackstar
        He's probably trying to figure out which Porsche it is still...... It's confusing when they don't put huge lettering on the side sills to tell you.
          Elmo
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Sukairain
          Actually, it's not confusing at all to someone who can see the differences between the 991 and the 997, which obviously is not you because you've been all over this car's balls ever since it came out.
          Sukairain
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Sukairain
          ^ Which car? You'll need to be more specific because they all look the same.
          Krishan Mistry
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Sukairain
          Ok, the shape is the same, but you can tell a 991 from a 997, even if they are pretty close. The new one's taillights are really sharp, the 997's are thicker and rounder. The new one's foglamps are better integrated into the openings, and the headlights are wider set. If you see the two together, the 997 would be like "That looks kind of boring, I have seen it since 2005". While the 991 just looks inexplicably fresher. However, telling which one of the many variants a particular 911 is...takes a trained eye. I dont get why people just give up and say 'they all bloody look the same!'. Actually look for more than 1 second and you could tell them apart. It's hard, but almost like the automotive equivalent of 'Where's Waldo?'.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Cruising
      • 2 Years Ago
      As long as Porsche does not forget what it is and has this one constant being the 911, they can build all the sedans, suvs, etc..in the world.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Richard
      • 2 Years Ago
      Porsche has figured out (and BMW is starting to follow) that f you don't change your cars too much when you redesign them it keeps resale value high. Seeing a $120k sticker on a new 911 convertible (not a turbo!) makes me want to go pay high 40s to low 50s for a sub 20,000 mile 2006 converible or (with some patience) a 2004 turbo convertible. Now if only i had someplace to park it....
      Cruising
      • 2 Years Ago
      Somewhere locked in a room Top Gear's Richard Hammond is watching this video, and um.........well lets just say he gets excited by Porsche's.
      Larry
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is it pronounced "Porsh" or "Porsha"?
        Jason Allen
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Larry
        The second way, with an 'uh' at the end. Two syllables.
        sparrk
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Larry
        It's Porsh-EH . Only Americans say Porsh-UH, which sounds ridiculous. you can here it clearly here at 0:26 , it's in Serbian , but it's pronounced correctly : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL-7C0c92f8
      Blakkar
      • 2 Years Ago
      "To it again. Do it better." Porsche isn't the only one to take this to heart. Lamborghini (from the Countach to Aventador and the Gallardo picks up after the Miura. Long pause), Ferrari (mainly their "entry level" cars, F308, F345, F355, F360, to the F458), GM with the Corvette (some of you will snipe and snark, but it so), Ford with the Mustang (Considering 95% of the work was done by owners) , and Nissan with the GT-R and Z (if you take "better" in a different context looking at the R33 and the utterly sudden pull back with the Z34 and Z35). HOWEVER! Porsche is the ONLY carmaker that has so doggedly followed the Mantra "To it again. Do it better."
      RC
      • 2 Years Ago
      Beautiful car. But when will Porsche "evolve" electric?
        mrpinto
        • 2 Years Ago
        @RC
        When batteries don't weigh so much. The 911 hybrid uses a flywheel instead.
      Burabus
      • 2 Years Ago
      People who buy porsches, ferraris, lack imagination
        mmapying
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Burabus
        ur mama lacks imagination, ownnnnnnnnnzzz
        Sukairain
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Burabus
        Those who don't buy them either lacks passion, money, or both. ; )
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Burabus
        And what do you own?
        Matt
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Burabus
        I dont know about that. A 599 GTO and Carrera GT make my heart all a flutter. Not to mention the older Dino and Speedsters.
      mogli
      • 2 Years Ago
      The script was overloaded with clich├ęs and distracted from their cars and their history.
        Nowuries
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mogli
        Did you watch a different commercial? That was, IMHO, one of the best car commercials to come out in years... so well scripted, designed, and executed... super impressed (as I probably would be if I ever got to drive a 911).
      larshafner
      • 2 Years Ago
      911, the benchmark.
        Larry
        • 2 Years Ago
        @larshafner
        Of what? There are numerous cars that outperform it in every aspect.
          mrpinto
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Larry
          I do believe that the 911 is the winningest (thanks football for making that a word). I don't think anything has outperformed it there. I think there might be better daily drivers and better track cars, but I don't think anything tops the 911 in terms of being good at both.
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