One of the best cars ever made (speaking from experience from owning a 83' 911). Porsche has made models from the No. 1 in 1948 to the soon to be released C7S. Be prepared for a lot of info on the 911 model. Porsche's most popular model, the 911, has a long history from 1965 to the present, and includes many "side" models. For example, a 911 from 1991 to 1994 is known as a 964, a 911 from 1995-1998 is known as the 993, a 911 from 1999-2004 is known as the 996, and the 911 from 2005 is known as the 997. Also, in the 70's and 80's Porsche 911 Turbos were also known as the 930.
The older 911s (in the 60's, 70's, and 80's) had the "S", "T", "E", "RS", "Carrera", and "SC" trim.

In the 70's, and early 80's the 911 had a 2.4, 2.7, and 3.0 litre engines. According to many 911 owners, the 2.7 litre engine had a lot of cooling problems due to the 5 blade cooling fan not getting enough air into the engine. The more refined 3.0 litre (1978-1983)is known to be a very reliable and "bulletproof" engine. The 2.7 and 3.0 also used the CIS fuel injection, opposed to later engines, like the 3.2 litre (1984-1988) and the 3.6 litre (1989-1998)which used Motronic fuel injection.

The Porsche 911 included a few different body styles, the Targa, Coupe, and Cabriolet. The Targa (produced from 1967 to the present)is a half coupe / half cabriolet trim that includes a removeable top, but a permanent rear window. The cabriolet, produced from 1983 on, came with Turbo and non-turbo models. The coupe was the first trim of the 911, and is one of the more popular trims.

The 911 Turbo (I believe from 1975 on)is a very expensive 911, and in the 80's, the Porsche factory would make a "Turbo Look", to sell a 911 that had the widebody, and the turbo tail, but no turbo engine.

Performance wise, Porsches are very fast cars, and very good track cars. For the older Porsche 911's (70's and 80's) the 0-60 mph time was from 5-8 seconds. The Turbo in the same year range could do 0-60 in 5 seconds or under, and the later models can do 0-60 in 3-5 seconds.

I believe that's it for the 911. I don't know much about other models, so I won't comment on them.
See my red 1983 Porsche 911 Cabriolet in the "images" section.
by MattPorsche January 24, 2005
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like ferdinand porsche said:

the car that nobody needs, but everybody wants
i dont know what example i should give!
by number 18 February 13, 2004
Robles (Paul Bates' character) described the Porsche best, in the 1990 movie "Crazy People":

"Porsche.... It's a little too small to get laid IN.... But you get laid, the minute you get OUT."
That's more like it!
by Jason L. March 23, 2005
The best car manufacture on Earth. German precision engineering and total kick ass power. The 911 Turbo is and always will be one of the greatest cars ever.
Porsche also manufactured German tank turrets during WWII. The Pzkpfw VI King Tiger used a Porsche turret.
"The Porsche 911 Turbo kicks all other cars asses."

"Stuttgart Power!"
by D.E March 19, 2004
Porsche is one of the more popular sports car manufacturer. Founded in 1931 as an engineering consultant by Ferdinand Porsche. The most popular model as of yet is the 911, which made its debut in 1964 as a sportive car. It has always come with a Boxer-6, but the displacement is generally upped every evolution. Despite the ever-evolving chassis and engine, the styling is often described as timeless and the engine remains in the rear(not ideal). A turbo model of the 911 has been in the line-up for 30 years and has cemented Porsches place in performance car history by reversing everyones' views about turbo cars. Porsche also offers their cars for less than Ferrari and Lamborghini which keeps them as an "affordable" sports car.
Some say Porsches are not built to perfection, but are engineered to perfection.
by wEstSidE November 18, 2004
The ultimate mid-life crisis car.
When Carl noticed his receding hairline, the first thing he did was run out to the local Porsche dealership, where he bought a bright red 911 with a rear spoiler the size of a dinig room table.
by S_t_G April 06, 2005
pronounced por-sha, not porsh. ferdinand's from germany.
Mir gefallen die Porsches... Mein Lieblingsauto.
by julian s. January 11, 2006
Older models are air cooled, whereas newer models (996 and 997) are water cooled. Considered one of the best sports car manufacturers in the world.
Porsche > all other cars
by M17ch March 30, 2006
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