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13:40  03 december  2019
13:40  03 december  2019 Source:   motoringresearch.com

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A vintage air-cooled Porsche 911 is one of the best old cars to drive, one of the easiest old cars to own, which is why everyone has Things were a little different back in 1966, when Bertone redesigned one following its basic design language that it put out in the wonderful and oft-overlooked Fiat 850

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a car parked in the grass: Porsche 911 prototype 1974 © Provided by Motoring Research Porsche 911 prototype 1974

When is a mongrel actually a pedigree? When a patchwork quilt of Porsche parts is revealed to be an early prototype, a taproot model for future iconic versions, and once the company car of the man in charge. Far from being a bodge job, this 1974 911 ‘2.7’ is genesis, a one-off, a factory-built hot-rod.

Ordinarily, pre-1975 Porsche 911s came with neither the enormous (and now iconic) ‘Turbo’ ducktail wing, nor a 3.0-litre flat-six engine. But this is no ordinary 1974 911, even beyond its slightly garish Lemon leather interior.

It’s far from being a cut and shut, as Porsche connoisseur and dealer Walter Hoffmann feared in 2008 when he was scouting for projects. He was even prepared to swap in what he believed to be a more authentic 2.7-litre engine once he got the car home.

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This Porsche 911 Turbo is thought to be one of the earliest 993 Turbo prototypes built and served a pivotal role in bringing the famed sports car to the The car was used comprehensively by Porsche to develop the 993 Turbo and used to test various features, including wider fenders as well as bespoke

The Porsche 911 (pronounced Nine Eleven or in German: Neunelfer) is a two-door, 2+2 high performance rear-engined sports car made since 1963 by Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany.

a car driving down a dirt road: Porsche 911 prototype 1974 © Provided by Motoring Research Porsche 911 prototype 1974
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But no. Any other older 911 with this mish-mash of parts from later cars could rightly be dismissed as such. Hoffmann’s instincts said otherwise of this 74 car.

A little more digging revealed it to be a prototype wearing to-be-productionised parts. The 190hp 3.0-litre engine was a precursor to both the naturally-aspirated 200hp variant that would go into production a year later, as well as the legendary 911 Turbo due at the same time.

It even came fitted with a then- state-of-the-art Bosch K-tronic fuel injection system. This was designed to improve efficiency in the face of the oil crisis. Likewise, as above, that wing must have looked out of place in 1974. A year before anyone had seen a Turbo badge on the rump of a 911.

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The design of the new 911 GT2 RS must therefore reconcile diametrically opposed requirements: top speed (maximum drag coefficient) on the one hand and race-optimized aerodynamics (maximum downforce) The new 911 GT2 RS is a high-performance beast, which takes its driver’s breath away.

The Porsche 911 is one of those rare cars that defines a brand, in this case one of the most respected and enduring makers of sports cars. Porsche ’s flagship was originally called the 901, and debuted under that name at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show. The car was a hit at Porsche ’s home

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a brick building: Porsche 911 prototype 1974 © Provided by Motoring Research Porsche 911 prototype 1974
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A Porsche prototype is quite a cool thing on its own, even if it’s a mule the research and development department accidentally sold. This car, however, had a bit more time at the top of the tree.

See, it was the company car of the first person without Porsche in their name to take charge of the sports car manufacturer. From July 1974 to January 1976, it was in regular use by Dr Ernst Fuhrmann, the first chairman of the executive board of Porsche. Yes, the same Fuhrmann of the famous ‘Fuhrmann’ 356 engines. The man behind the powerplant of Porsche’s breakout racer and sports car.

Once in charge at Porsche in 1976, he would go on to press for the development of the 924 and 928 transaxle models, and as a result was even accused of wanting to ‘bury’ the 911. Are these ideas the product of time Fuhrmann spent escaping in his 911? The pedigree mongrel of a patchwork 911? To by a fly on the headliner. We’ll never know just how significant this car really is.

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YouTuber 19Bozzy92 captured a very interesting Porsche 911 prototype testing at Monza in Italy, and we're all sorts of intrigued. It looks like it's based off the bonkers-fast 911 GT2 RS but it's sporting some interesting modifications. The hood on this prototype is quite different than that of the GT2 RS too.

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