The Porsche 911 is famous for many things. It is considered the "quintessential sports car" and the "benchmark for all others" and its among the most successful race cars, having won motorsport events at Daytona, Sebring and Nurburgring, sometimes even against prototypes. More importantly, it’s famous for its distinctive styling and rear-mounted flat-six engine, two features that have survived for more than five decades. The video above, courtesy of YouTube user "PicClick LLC" focuses on just that, showing how the 911’s shape has changed with each important redesign.

Launched in 1963, the 911 received its first significant update in 1973, when it received new bumpers and revised aerodynamics. However, the 911 Classic, as it is known today, would continue to use the original design until 1989, when the 964-generation arrived. Changes would once again include new bumpers and a few nips and tucks, but the styling remained pretty much unchanged, as the 964 was more about innovative technologies than anything else.

From then on, Porsche began upgrading the 911 a lot more often. The next model, the 1993-1998 Porsche 911 993 Series, came in 1993 with a more sleek design, while 1999 brought us a heavily revised sports cars that put an end to the air-cooled 911. Two more updates came in 2005 and 2012, shaping the German sports car into the 911 we know today. Check out the 911’s styling evolution in the video above and tell me your favorite in the comments section below.

2012-2013 Porsche 911

2012 - 2013 Porsche 911/991 High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Find our more about the 991-generation 911 in our review here.

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