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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Premium Coupe
Production years: 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973

The iconic Porsche 911 was born in 1964 and it became one of the most iconic sports cars in the world. Its shape was kept over the years, with its sloped rear engine bay.

The design was an evolution of the Porsche 356 model. The new headlights, higher greenhouse, and the same slope in the back were the main characteristics that defined the classic Porsche shape. Its design was created by Ferdinand "Butzi" Porsche, son of the Ferdinand "Ferry" Porsche. The latter was the creator of the 1936 VW Beetle. That is why the concept of the air-cooled engine in the back was adopted on the first Porsche, the 356, and it was kept on the 911.

The Porsche 356 was a commercial success for the young German company. But there was a need for modernization and, in 1964, the 911 was launched. It kept the same principles of the 356 with a flat-four, air-cooled engine. That led to a different engine lid in the back, with big vents on top of it.

Inside the car, there was a simple flat layout for the instrument cluster. The five-dials concept was kept over the time Another particularity of the Porsche 911 was the starter key on the outside, closer to the window, while most of the other vehicles had it on the inside. Even for that time, the Porsche offered luxurious interior, with leather seats and wood panels. Also, on the dashboard, a stereo was installed.

The simple layout for the engine included a four-wheel independent suspension, which was a great advantage while cornering. The car had more weight on the rear wheels and provided better traction.

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PORSCHE 911 (901) 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973
  5 gasoline engines
  • 2.0L 5MT (140 HP)
  • 2.0L E 5MT (140 HP)
  • 2.0L S 5MT (160 HP)
  • 2.2L E 5MT (155 HP)
  • 2.4L S 5MT (190 HP)
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PORSCHE 911 (901) 2.0L 5MT (140 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L 5MT (140 HP)
Cylinders
B6
Displacement
1991 cm3
Power
96 KW @ 6100 RPM
130 HP @ 6100 RPM
129 BHP @ 6100 RPM
Torque
129 lb-ft @ 4200 RPM
175 Nm @ 4200 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetors
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
131 mph (211 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/70 VR15 (front) - 215/60 VR15 (rear)
DIMENSIONS
Length
163.9 in (4163 mm)
Width
63.4 in (1610 mm)
Height
52 in (1321 mm)
Front/rear Track
53.8/52.8 in (1,367/1,341 mm)
Wheelbase
87 in (2210 mm)
Ground Clearance
0.6 in (15 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2381 lbs (1080 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3329 lbs (1510 kg)

PORSCHE 911 (901) 2.0L E 5MT (140 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L E 5MT (140 HP)
Cylinders
B6
Displacement
1991 cm3
Power
103 KW @ 6500 RPM
140 HP @ 6500 RPM
138 BHP @ 6500 RPM
Torque
130 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
176 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Mechanical Fuel Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
165-15
DIMENSIONS
Length
163.9 in (4163 mm)
Width
63.4 in (1610 mm)
Height
52 in (1321 mm)
Front/rear Track
54.1/53.3 in (1,374/1,354 mm)
Wheelbase
87 in (2210 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.5 in (165 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2249 lbs (1020 kg)

PORSCHE 911 (901) 2.0L S 5MT (160 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L S 5MT (160 HP)
Cylinders
B6
Displacement
1991 cm3
Power
118 KW @ 6600 RPM
160 HP @ 6600 RPM
158 BHP @ 6600 RPM
Torque
133 lb-ft @ 5200 RPM
180 Nm @ 5200 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetors
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
136 mph (219 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
165-15
DIMENSIONS
Length
163.9 in (4163 mm)
Width
63.4 in (1610 mm)
Height
52 in (1321 mm)
Front/rear Track
53.8/52.8 in (1,367/1,341 mm)
Wheelbase
87 in (2210 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2341 lbs (1062 kg)

PORSCHE 911 (901) 2.2L E 5MT (155 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.2L E 5MT (155 HP)
Cylinders
B6
Displacement
2195 cm3
Power
114 KW @ 6200 RPM
155 HP @ 6200 RPM
153 BHP @ 6200 RPM
Torque
142 lb-ft @ 4700 RPM
192 Nm @ 4700 RPM
Fuel System
Mechanical Fuel Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
165-15
DIMENSIONS
Length
163.9 in (4163 mm)
Width
63.5 in (1613 mm)
Height
52 in (1321 mm)
Front/rear Track
53.5/53 in (1,359/1,346 mm)
Wheelbase
89.3 in (2268 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2249 lbs (1020 kg)

PORSCHE 911 (901) 2.4L S 5MT (190 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.4L S 5MT (190 HP)
Cylinders
B6
Displacement
2341 cm3
Power
140 KW @ 6500 RPM
190 HP @ 6500 RPM
188 BHP @ 6500 RPM
Torque
160 lb-ft @ 5200 RPM
217 Nm @ 5200 RPM
Fuel System
Mechanical Fuel Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
144 mph (232 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
6.6 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
163.9 in (4163 mm)
Width
63.5 in (1613 mm)
Height
52 in (1321 mm)
Front/rear Track
54/53.3 in (1,372/1,354 mm)
Wheelbase
89.3 in (2268 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.9 in (150 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2374 lbs (1077 kg)
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