Porsche 911 celebrated at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Posted on Jul 11, 2013 by
Porsche celebrates 50 Years of 911 at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Porsche celebrates 50 Years of 911 at

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is honouring the with the main Central Feature this weekend. A bespoke 911-inspired sculpture promises to be a highly distinctive ‘art installation’ and will be displayed, as has become the tradition, prominently outside Goodwood House.

An early Porsche 911 in France

An early Porsche 911 in France

For five decades, the 911 has been at the heart of the Porsche brand. Few other cars in the world can look back on such a long tradition and continuity as the Porsche 911. It has been inspiring car enthusiasts around the world since its debut as the model 901 at the IAA International Automotive Show, Frankfurt, in September 1963.

The new Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S

The new Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S

Today it is considered by its many devoted fans as the quintessential sports car, the benchmark for all others. The 911 is also the central point of reference for all other Porsche series. Every Porsche is the most sporting car in its category, and each one carries a piece of the 911 philosophy.

Porsche 911, 1984 Paris Dakar Rally

Porsche 911, 1984 Paris Dakar Rally

Over 820,000 Porsche 911s have been built since 1963, and examples of each of its seven generations will be present at the 2013 Festival of Speed. From the very beginning the car has been at home on race circuits and rally stages all over the world, earning a reputation as a quick and dependable winner. In fact, two thirds of the 30,000 race victories achieved by Porsche to date have been recorded by the 911.

Dan Lloyd, winner of Porsche Carrera Cup GB round 5, Thruxton

Dan Lloyd, winner of Porsche Carrera Cup GB round 5, Thruxton

Demonstration runs by historical Porsche road and race cars spanning the seven generations of the 911 will be a highlight of the event, and many of these cars will instantly evoke fond memories among spectators. At the wheel will be a variety of famous drivers with strong affinity to Porsche including two-time winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours and German Touring Car Champion, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Porsche Supercup factory Junior driver Michael Christensen, alongside former works aces Richard Attwood and Vic Elford.

With support from the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, private collectors and enthusiasts, a number of significant editions of the 911 will be in action at the Festival. Further examples of significant Porsche competition cars including the 917 and 962 will also feature.

1970 Porsche 917 KH Le Mans winner

1970 Porsche 917 KH Le Mans winner

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