Classic. Legendary. Timeless. The Porsche 911 is one of the most celebrated sports cars of all time. It has been continuously developed since its introduction in 1963, yet the company has strived to retain the 911's basic concept. Porsche has always followed an evolutionary rather than a revolutionary approach. A new chassis has been introduced only three times in its entire history--in 1969 and 1998, and with the latest 911, the 991.
Apart from the biggest change from its traditional air-cooled powerplant to a water-cooled engine, and the adoption of modern aerodynamics for the 996, the 911 only needed small changes with the 964 and the 993 to uphold its performance and desirability. For the past 50 years, Porsche has kept the 911's distinctive character.
To celebrate the sports car's 50th anniversary, classic Porsche 911s are on display at the ongoing 2013 Trans Sport Show at the SMX Convention Center. A large area at the center is dedicated to 17 examples from the '60s, the '70s, the '80s and the '90s. They include models like the 911S, the 911R, the Targa, the RSR, the 930 Turbo, and the 964 wide-body Cabriolet and Turbo.
The exhibit will surely whet the appetite of Porsche fanatics. Don't miss it.
Photos by Marlon 'Taz' Dacumos and Patrick Everett Tadeo