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Porsche Celebrating 50 Years of the 911 and Classic Turbos at Goodwood

All seven generations of 911 will be on display

 
 
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Porsche is celebrating its turbocharged cars at Goodwood

PorschePorschePorscheGermany, 1931 > present43 models
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29 videos
is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 911 at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, and it is also celebrating its turbocharged race cars. All seven generations of 911911Porsche 911Germany, 1963 > present6 series
327 versions
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will be on display including the new 911 GT3911 GT3 CupPorsche 911 GT3 CupGermany, 2013 > present8 photos
car, which will be making its UK debut. As part of the celebration, Porsche is being honored outside the Goodwood House with a sculpture inspired by the 911.

Porsche has built 820,000 Porsche 911s since introduction in 1963, and it has achieved 20,000 victories out of the 30,000 racing victories Porsche has had.

Famous Porsche drivers including Vic Elford and Hans-Joachim Stuck will be driving some of the cars up the Goodwood Hill.

Porsche Great Britain has collected cars from all seven generations for a procession of 911s during the event. Leading it will be a 1967 911 from the Porsche Museum Collection.

Porsche will also be showing off some of its turbocharged racecars at Goodwood including the 962962CPorsche 962CGermany, 1985 > present1 photo
, 936-77936Porsche 936Germany, 1976 > present3 photos
, 917/30 Can-Am917/30Porsche 917/30Germany, 1973 > present18 photos
car and 935-78935/78 'Moby Dick'Porsche 935/78 'Moby Dick'Germany, 1978 > present1 photo
. While not turbocharged, the 911 RSR 2.8911 Carrera RSR 2.8Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8Germany, 1973 > present1 photo
that won the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1973 will also be on display.

Porsche has always had a commitment to motorsport, but one of its biggest successes is relatively young. In 1998, Porsche introduced the 911 GT3 Cup, which has become the bestselling pure racing car nameplate of all time.

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