70 years of Porsche

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911: The successor to the 356 debuted at the Frankfort show in 1963 as the 901, before being given one of the most iconic names in automotive history: the 911. The car has kept to its fastback design through the years, and also to its performance chops. The 911 Turbo, also known as the 930, was the world’s first turbocharged production sports car when it launched in 1974. At one point, the 911 was to be discontinued in favor of new front-engine models, the 944 and the 928. But Peter Schutz, the first American CEO of Porsche AG, saved the 911 from the chopping block, and even expanded the lineup with the first 911 cabriolet and 911 Speedster. The 911 is now in its seventh generation and remains a direct link to Porsche’s early days.