2019 Porsche 911 Cabriolet

Porsche 911 Has Longest Running Nameplate 

What is the Longest-Running Porsche Nameplate?

Porsche is one of the most luxurious car brands around and is often the brand most drivers think of when they hear “luxury car.” One of the most timeless models of the Porsche lineup is the iconic Porsche 911, which also holds the title of the longest-running Porsche nameplate. We at Porsche Colorado wanted to honor this legacy by giving you a few fun facts about the ever-lasting Porsche 911. 

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How Did the Porsche 911 Get Its Name? 

The world first met the Porsche 911 at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show under the Porsche 901 name. However, after a debate with a fellow automaker who claimed exclusive rights to any three-digit automobile name with a “0” as the middle number, Porsche settled on changing to 911, which would go on to be the longest-running Porsche nameplate. The original 911 model was in production from 1963 to 1973 and it is what started the vehicle’s distinctive design.  

Porsche 911 Today

In what is now its seventh generation, the Porsche 911 model is as recognizable as its name. Over 50 years of production, the Porsche 911 still shares features from its first run on the market, like its water-cooled engine and extended nose, along with added touches to give this vehicle a more modern design. With a sleeker exterior and softened edges, this luxurious sports car has more than earned its legacy. 

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The iconic Porsche 911 has been available to consumers for over 50 years and shows no signs of leaving any time soon. Holding the title of the longest-running Porsche nameplate, the Porsche 911 is one of the most recognizable luxury vehicles. Are you looking to slip behind the wheel of a luxurious sports car? Schedule a test drive at Porsche Colorado Springs to see why the Porsche 911 name has stuck for so long.