Porsche are without a doubt one of the highest regarded luxury sports car manufacturers around, but what are the best Porsches of all time? Below are five of Porsche’s most prestigious models.
As Porsche’s first automobile, produced from 1948-1965, the 356 is a highly regarded collector car and is regularly ranked as one of the top sports cars of the 60s. With its stylish two door coupe or convertible design, this car was a sign of great things to come.
Porsche 911 Classic
The successor to the 356, this classy automobile design was so popular that it was produced from 1963-1989! The first 911 to be produced was rolled off the production line in 1964 and wowed with its sleek design and the 911 continues to endear – coming fifth in and international poll for Car Of The Century.
Porsche 911 Targa
Introduced in 1967 as a stop-gap model in between the 911S and 911T, the Targa was distinct for having a roll-bar as part of its design, due to Porsche thinking the U.S Highway Traffic Safety would outlaw fully open convertibles in the USA. The design of the Targa was very kitsch with a removable roof panel and plastic rear window.
Produced from 1986-1989, the 959 was the world’s fastest street legal production car upon its release and was the first road legal car to be able to reach 200mph – ushering in the ‘supercar phase’ of car production. Throughout its production run it was hailed as the most technologically advanced car available and with its 2847 cc twin turbo-charged engine you can see why it was voted as the number 1 sports car of the 1980s.
Porsche Carrera GT
One of the most recent hyper-cars that Porsche has produced, the Carrera GT pushed boundaries like no other during its production between 2004 and 2006. With its two door roadster design, this mid-engined sports car was powered by a 5.7 litre V10 engine and had a maximum speed of 205 mph.
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