A two-door, high-performance car that is on everyone’s dream car list, the Porsche 911 has gone through many transformations since its initial release back in 1963. Besides the multiple engine variations, from 1998 to present day all Porsche 911 cars have been featured with a water-cooling system, unlike their air-cooled predecessors. So, which is the fastest accelerating Porsche around? Let’s take a look at the evolution of Porsche 911 performance.
Porsche 911 Era (1963-1989)
The fastest car in the classic Porsche 911 production line was the 1989 3.2-liter Carrera. Delivering 231 horsepower and accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, this car is still serious competition for many of the modern day vehicles.
Porsche 930 Era (1975-1989)
The 1984 Porsche 930, the turbo version of the classic 911, had a staggering 330 hp and accelerated to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds.
Porsche 964 Era (1989-1994)
The top of the production line for the Porsche 964, the fastest car in this series was the 964 Carrera RS 3.6 Coupe built in 1994. This luxury sports car was one of the fastest street cars of the early 90s, hitting 60 mph in just under 4 seconds.
Porsche 993 Era (1995-1998)
The 1997 turbocharged version of the Porsche 993, the Turbo S that produced 430 horsepower, was without a doubt the fastest street Porsche with an air-cooled engine ever, reaching 60 mph in 3.7 seconds.
Porsche 996 Era (1999-2004)
The fastest car in the 996 Porsche series, the first of the water-cooled engine Porsches, was the 911 GT2. Its 3.6-liter dry sump engine produced 487 horsepower and accelerated the car from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds.
Porsche 997 Era (2005–2011)
The 997 Porsche, a car that is still produced, has left its mark best with the 911 GT2 RS, a 245 thousand dollar vehicle producing no less than 620 hp that reaches 60 mph in 3.4 seconds.
Porsche 991 (2011–Present)
If you’re looking for the fastest 911 ever built, you can get it now at Porsche Woodland Hills. The 3.8-liter Turbo S (997) is, statistically speaking, the fastest mass-produced Porsche of all times, accelerating to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds, and every year Porsche is finding ways to shave microseconds off that time.
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