1963 Porsche 911: Year One

Porsche traces its roots back to Volkswagen who wanted to build faster version of the Beetle for racing. When the race never happened, they decided to keep working on the fast version anyway.

The 1963 Porsche 911 debuted as the Porsche 901, but some wet blanket in France said they had copyrights to cars with a 0 in the middle of the name or some crap like that. Anyway, long story short, Porsche just changed the 0 to a 1 and voila we have the iconic Porsche 911.

Check out the original specs:

  • Engine: 6 cylinder Boxer
  • Power: 130 HP
  • Transmission: 5 speed manual
  • Curb Weight: 2,376 lbs
  • Speed: 11.5 seconds

Why am I writing about this? I don’t really know. But it’s a cool car. So piss off.