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PORSCHE 911 Carrera Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 12
First production year: 1964
Engines: Gasoline
Body style: Coupé (two-door)
 

2019 - Present

After 55 years since the introduction of the prototype of the Porsche 911, named 901, the eighth generation was unveiled in November 2018 at Los Angeles with the Carrera S and the Carrera 4S versions. Strangely though, the Carrera was introduced in 2019. There was a long road between the first, naturally aspirated, Porsche 911, and the 2021 Carrera Coupe. While the first 911 was for pure spor...

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gasoline engines:

  PORSCHE 911 Carrera Coupe (992) 3.0L 8AT (385 HP)

2015 - 2019

The Porsche 911 was the best selling sports car in the world and every newer generation was better than the one it replaced it and the 2015 Carrera was no exception. Even though it wasn't a completely new model, the 2015 Carrera had so many parts changed that it was hard to say that it wasn't a new vehicle. The basic 991 bodywork (code-name for the generation launched in 2012) remai...

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gasoline engines:

  PORSCHE 911 Carrera Coupe (991) 3.0L 7AT (370 HP)

  PORSCHE 911 Carrera Coupe (991) 3.0L 7MT (370 HP)

2012 - 2015

The Porsche's 911 roots started in 1963 and it continuously evolved ever since. It grew in size, engine, and power. It evolved from a sports car to a luxurious super-car. And the 2012 Carrera Coupe was no exception. The seventh generation of the 911 was launched in 2012 and it sits on a new platform, with a longer wheelbase and shorter overhangs. It also featured new headlights and taill...

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gasoline engines:

  PORSCHE 911 Carrera (991) 3.4L 7AT (350 HP)

  PORSCHE 911 Carrera (991) 3.4L7MT (350 HP)

2008 - 2012

In 2004, Porsche launched a new generation of its well-known Porsche 911. That generation was named 997 and it represented an important upgrade for the whole range, especially after the 2008 facelift. After four years into production, a mid-life cycle refresh was ready for the market. Porsche had to improve its engines to make them cleaner and to respect the new pollution norms in Europe. It ...

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2004 - 2008

The 997 Carrera made its way back toward the performance factor and lost some of the comfort given by its predecessor, the 996, which was not that much loved by the Porsche fans. Porsche 911 was one of the most famous sports cars. Its concept of rear-engine and rear-wheel-drive was unique on the market. The biggest change in the car's configuration was when the water-cooled engines repla...

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2001 - 2004

After four years on the market, the 996 generation of the Porsche 911 received a facelift in 2002. It brought a few options and a new pair of headlights. It was fitted with more powerful engines. The 2002 Carrera came on the market to attract even more customers. It was already established as a true sports-car and a great grand-tourer vehicle. Its rear-engine and rear-wheel-drive configuratio...

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1997 - 2001

Designed as a grand tourer, the Porsche Carrera was the base version for the 911 range in 1998. It offered enough comfort to be used as a daily driver. The 996 Porsche was unveiled in 1997. The Carrera was the quickest naturally aspirated Porsche 911 from its times, apart from the GT3 versions, which were track-focused vehicles. The main advantage of the 911 was that it was a true, daily-driv...

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1993 - 1997

The Porsche 911 – 993 marked the end of the air-cooled engines for the Germans sports-car manufacturer. Due to new rules for pollution norms, they had to switch to water-cooled engines. For some, the 993 generation was the last true 911. Even though after that the car-maker built faster cars, the 993 still had that specific Porsche sound. It was the mix between the old and new school, with en...

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1989 - 1993

The 1989 Porsche Carrera 2 was the first 911 to offer a sequential automatic transmission and power steering. But these were not the only two key-factors that made the car great. After the introduction of the new generation, the 911 brought '90s features for a car designed in the past. The Tiptronic (automatic with manual override) transmission was a new system on the market and the Amer...

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1973 - 1989

For the 1974 model, the Porsche 911 featured a new look, somehow similar to the older model, but it was different. Both the interior and the engine were revised to offer more comfort and power. By 1974, the Porsche 911 already gained its place in the motorsport arena with victories on snow, tarmac or gravel, in the rally, or endurance racing. The second generation came to improve the street v...

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1965 - 1969

In 1964, Porsche introduced the 911 range, as a successor for the 356 model. But the car was too expensive. A compromise solution was found: a 911 with the 356 engine. And that was the 912. 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 ...

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1964 - 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 Ferd...

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