Porsche reveals 911 secret concepts from the past

Porsche reveals 911 secret concepts from the past

Porsche has released a series of short videos titled “Porsche 911 Secrets” that reveal some secret projects of the past, including an aerodynamic concept, a V8-powered 911 and the first 911 turbo.


These concepts are revealed now for the first time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911, and are on display at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.

The first Porsche 911 Turbo 1984 Porsche 911 Aerodynamic Concept

The first 911 Turbo (left) and the 1984 Aerodynamic Concept (right)

The projects revealed so far are:

  • 911 Mid-engine concept – A modified 911 Turbo built in the early 1990s to secretly test a mid-engine layout, that would be later used for the Boxster
  • 911 V8 Concept:  a unique prototype powered by an Audi-derived water cooled V8 engine.
  • 911 Aerodynamic Concept – an experimental car created in 1984, with an impressive drag coefficient of 0.27  – compared to the 0.40 of the standard 911 of the time.
  • The first 911 Turbo: the very first 911 Turbo was built in 1973, as a birthday present for Louise Porsche-Piech, sister of Ferry Porsche and daughter of Ferdinand Porsche, who used it as her personal car.

Porsche 911 V8 Concept 1984 Porsche 911 Mid-Engine Concept

Left: the 911 V8 Concept – Right: the 911 Mid-engine Concept

The last episode, yet to be revealed, will present the 911 San Remo Rally. All the videos are narrated by Chief of Archive Porsche Museum Dieter Landenberger.

Below we report the full playlist of episodes.

(Source: Porsche)

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