Friday, October 10, 2008

Porsche 911 - The Automotive Legend


When people think of the Porsche sports car, they usually envision the 911. It is the most well-known sports car in the world. When someone asks their kids what kind of car they would like if they could have any car they want, the answer is many times a Porsche. And if you ask them to draw it for you, chances are it will have a whale tail and the round headlights so many 911's are adorned with. Hopefully Porsche will never delete these styling cues that make the 911 recognizable to all.

While the Lamborghini may be bigger and more prestigious, it just doesn't have the same style and recognizable visage of the 911. While affordability isn't a word that comes to mind when considering a Porsche 911, it is way cheaper than any Italian made supercar. About half the price or less of the Lamborghini Gallardo.

Even the newly redesigned Porsche 911 has many of the classic lines of the preceding body styles. Of course over the years the 911 has come in many flavors, including the Targa top, convertible and the almighty Turbo. Remember the Whale Tail style of the past? Those were the days when Porsche 911 symbolized the excess of the 80's and beyond.

In conclusion, you just have to admit the Porsche 911 is a true automotive icon of both superb performance and styling. While they have come out with many more models such as the Cayenne, Carrera, Cayman and the Boxster, 911 is and will always be the flagship product of Porsche.

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