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Porsche 911 (1965) vs Porsche 991 (2012): video twin test

 

What happens when a 48-year-old Porsche 911 meets a current-day 991? CAR magazine recently found out when we pitted old and new against each other on the marvellous roads criss-crossing the Swiss Alps – and you can watch our video above.

The Porsche 911 was named as our greatest car of the past 50 years in CAR magazine's October 2012 golden anniversary issue. Join Chris Chilton on the Furka Pass in our new video twin test, as he compares an early 911 with the accomplished sports car it's become in 2012. 'Somehow, despite the pressures of emissions and crash legislation, of advances in technology, of massive changes in consumer taste and of fashion, 911s feel like kindred spirits whatever their vintage, sharing characteristics that go beyond mere design cues,' he says.

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RE: Porsche 911 (1965) vs Porsche 991 (2012): video twin test

Excellent idea to compare the same model / brand cars that are separated by an appreciable period of time.  Also the emphasis of the discussion being on their character, feel and driving attractiveness.  Not technical matters and features which one assumes will usually be superior in the newer version. 

More please Car.  In addition, not just from your “greatest 50 cars” listing (which is less than unanimously endorsed).

02 November 2012 01:07

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