More on the history of the different generations of the Porsche 911, a vehicle that already has one million units produced.
2004: THE 997 MODEL THAT MEETS INDIVIDUAL PREFERENCES
In July 2004, Porsche unveiled the new generation of 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S models, internally called 997s.
The clear oval headlights with separate blinkers at the front were a visual return to older 911 models, but the 997 offered more than just style.
It was a high-performance vehicle, with a 3.6-liter flat engine that delivered 325 horsepower, while the new 3.8-liter engine in the Carrera S produced an incredible 355 horsepower.
The chassis was also substantially reworked, and the Carrera S model came standard with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM).
In 2006, Porsche introduced the 911 Turbo, the first series-produced gasoline-powered vehicle to feature a variable-geometry turbine turbocharger.
Model upgrades in fall 2008 made the 997 even more efficient, thanks to direct fuel injection and a dual-clutch transmission.
Never before has the 911 series made such extensive changes to accommodate individual drivers' preferences. With the Carrera, Targa, Cabriolet, rear or four wheel drive, Turbo, GTS, special models and road versions of GT race cars, the 911 family basically integrated 24 variants into their models.
Number of vehicles produced: 215.092
1963: THE ORIGINAL MODEL 911
1973: THE G SERIES IS A SUCCESS
1988: WITH THE 964 TOTAL TRACTION IS INTRODUCED
1993: MODEL 993, FIRST VERSION WITH A BITURBO ENGINE
1997: THE MODEL 996 WITH WATER COOLING