Can you believe Porsche is 70? Neither can we!
From being a minor sports car maker to becoming an automobile powerhouse, this German auto giant has had a pleasantly bumpy ride! Today, it makes cars for a wide variety of users and car enthusiasts across the globe attracting sheer dominance.
Porsche has successfully showcased prowess in almost every track based, and even off-road motor transport. We think the following six road-going Porsches are the greatest ever!
Porsche 944 Turbo
The Porsche 944 Turbo, especially in Turbo trim is one absolute beauty! With its uber cool, pop-up headlights and the classic telephone dial wheels, the 944 is undoubtedly the epitome of the wedge era.
The Guard’s red was the most iconic color, hands down! But a black 944 with Fuchs wheels was no less. With a simple 4-cylinder engine offering over 250 bhp, it was perhaps the most powerful 4-cylinder car in the mid-80s, reaching from 0 to 100 kmph (60 mph) in less than 6 seconds!
When the company was launched, Porsche 356 was the first car Ferdinand Porsche developed. It is a stellar piece! Not long after the second world war is when Dr. Porsche used his own design, the Beetle philosophy, and made a cooler 356 timeless design. Under the hood was a 35 bhp engine managing a top speed of 135 kmph (80 mph).
Did you know the 901 was the first Porsche 911? Well actually, the very first batch of 911 was originally tagged 901 until the objection of Peugeot. The nomenclature had trademarked all car names containing the digit 0 in the middle.
There are only 82 901s in the world and all of them are incredibly rare and highly desired by Porsche collectors.
Porsche 550 Spyder
A legendary car in the motoring community, Porsche 550 Spyder is basically a remodeled and much faster version of 356. It was the automaker’s racecar of its time and was a roadster! Although with a tiny body, it had enough grunt to beat almost everything back in its era. The Porsche’s first mid-engined car still remains one of the most popular kit cars in the world today.
The entry-level Porsche of its time, the 914 brought in a new pool of audience to the Porsche brand. With a sleek design, a wedge-shaped body, and a Targa roof, the 914 is the ultimate favorite car of enthusiasts around the world today. This is the car for you if you take your car to the racetrack every other weekend.
The Porsche 959 was indeed the most advanced and powerful car when it was launched. Featuring mind-blowing electronic advancements and sheer technology, it had everything to blow away the engineer cars for years to come. With a four-wheel steering and a 2.85-litre 6-cylinder boxer engine giving it 444 bhp and taking it to 198-319 kmph (123-200 mph), it was a dream car for Porsche lovers back in time!
So which one out of these 6 is your favorite? Let us know!