What’s Your Favorite Porsche Supercar Of All Time?

Compared to a rival like Ferrari, Porsche hasn’t created a lot of dedicated supercars. In general, you can expect around a decade from the German brand. Their rarity makes it even more special when these machines arrive. Porsche remembers some of these models in a new video.

The clip begins with the 1963 Carrera GTS, which also has the internal designation 904. Power comes from a 2.0-liter four-cam four-cylinder engine. The model can operate both as a road car or as a racer depending on the owner’s preference. They found great success on the track in the early 1960s.

The Carrera GTS is, however, a strange place to start a discussion of Porsche supercars. The old 550 Spyder fulfilled much the same role of letting the owner operate the machine on the road or participate in a race.

The video then highlights the 1975-1989 Porsche 930. While undoubtedly an important vehicle, it stretches the definition of supercar a bit. Rather than using a dedicated chassis or having limited stroke, this was a highly modified 911 that had been available for over a decade. The first models had a 3.0-liter flat-six, and the later a 3.3-liter mill.

Then the 959 is definitely a supercar. With all-wheel drive and a twin-turbocharged 2.85-liter flat-six, the vehicle represented a technological tour de force at the time. Porsche never officially sold them in the United States, but the country’s 25-year import rule allowed a few to enter America.

With production of just around two dozen units, the road-approved version of the 911 GT1 is the rarest vehicle in this clip. The homologation stage was a road racing car.

The Carrera GT is next. We can say that this is one of the most significant creations in the history of the company. The model was also one of the last analog supercars before electronic aids really took hold in the segment.

With its hybrid powertrain, the 918 Spyder represents the opposite of the Carrera GT. However, its performance capability is still impressive.

Oddly enough, the video ends with the 911 GT2 RS. Like the 930, it is more of a heavily modified 911 than a truly dedicated supercar.

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