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If you show an image of the 911 to anyone it is very likely they’ll say it’s a Porsche. The 911 is probably the most recognizable car in the world and also one of the most successful designs, the current 911 drawing heavily on the lines of the initial model which is more than 50 years old.

The company itself was founded in 1931 to serve as an engineering and consulting outfit. The founder was Ferdinand Porsche who had already been a remarkable engineer responsible for some of the most iconic Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz cars, such as the stunning SSK. He also created the VW Beetle and used many of its components during the parts shortage era for his Porsche cars.

The first highly successful Porsche was the 356, which came in 1948. It was stylish and sleek and its RR layout proved amazing for sporty driving even in the models that lacked loads of power. In 1964, after several development stages, it was time for the 356 to be replaced with something more modern in terms of design and also in terms of performance, having in mind the amazing success of Porsche cars in motorsport.

This marked the birth of one of the most legendary cars in history – Porsche 911. The 911 has been going strong for more than half a century now. It has survived loads of tech changes and modernizing trends and in each of its iterations proved to be among the bet, if not the best, sports car in the world.

Its success has also made room for other modes, some of them similar (the Boxster and Cayman), but some of them completely different, including two SUVs (Cayenne and Macan) and stylish and luxurious Panamera. Lastly, Porsche has an amazing reliability record, with 70% of them still running. Mix this kind of reliability with unique design and sporty credentials and it is no wonder that each and every of Porsche cars has been subjected to styling modifications and chiptuning. The whole thing has grown so much that it is difficult to imagine the automotive world without the Porsche 911.