Pic Of The Week: 911 & 991


Hopefully, you’ll have enjoyed our piece on the 50th anniversary celebrations of the 911 earlier this week. If you did, you’ll be happy to hear this week’s Pic is taken from the batch of photos we acquired to go therewith. And if you didn’t ... well, sorry.

Anyway, this image shows pretty clearly the effect of 50 years’ evolution on the 911. It’s rather a lot wider, notably longer, but a smidge lower; the tail’s risen, the front end’s more... erm... slopey... and a few of the shut lines have been smoothed away, but at heart, the relationship between the two is face-smackingly obvious.

There are few cars – in fact, there’s no car we can think of – that’s been through this many successive iterations and still retains such a clearly traceable stylistic link to such a historic predecessor. This image celebrates that fact perfectly. Enjoy.

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  • Chickentonight 15 Feb 2013

    Oh lala!! not a fan of porsches but that does look nice!

  • Mermaid 15 Feb 2013

    Pre H & S, computer aided design, cars looked so much better.

  • The Game 15 Feb 2013

    The opening scene from Le Mans thumbup

    http://youtu.be/N-yLSXI1k0U HD Full screen

  • Rude 15 Feb 2013

    Nice pic, but as it is Pedantic Friday...readit the write-up and the picture don't seem to relate:

    "Anyway, this image shows pretty clearly the effect of 50 years’ evolution on the 911. It’s rather a lot wider, notably longer, but a smidge lower; the tail’s risen, the front end’s more... erm... slopey... and a few of the shut lines have been smoothed away, but at heart, the relationship between the two is face-smackingly obvious."

    Not sure whether I can see from "this image" that it is "rather a lot wider", nor that the "tail's risen" nor that "shut lines have been smoothed away". Even though this may be true...

    Ho hum, I'm off to rearrange some paper clips and put my collection of matchboxes in chronological order getmecoat

  • LuS1fer 15 Feb 2013

    The Corvette has a less unique/distinctive but still notable stylistic link. Maybe not to the original 1953 model but between the 1963 C2 and the 2013 C6 which is 50 years worth. It also has the benefit of NOT looking like a VW Type 3 Fastback. wink

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