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Porsche 911

The 911 or nine-eleven is the most famous and distinctive automobile from Porsche. Released in 1963 (as the 901, before Peugeot's complaints led to a name change), the car has a 6-cylinder air-cooled engine in 'boxer' configuration[?] at the rear. The body styling was by Butzi Porsche, son of the company founder Ferry Porsche[?]. Many racing versions of the 911 were developed and the cars won numerous prestigious circuit races and rallies.

The car underwent continuous development (including turbo-charging and four-wheel-drive[?]), until 1997 when -- still a fast car in any terms -- it was replaced by an all-new 911 model.

A notable variant of the 911 was the Porsche 959[?] - a turbocharged, four-wheel-drive supercar of the 1980's.



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