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

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

Published: 31 October 2012 Updated: 26 January 2015


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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