Porsche 936 (1976-1981)
The Le Mans successor to the 908, which managed to get a few wins with Jacky Ickx behind the wheel.
Steve McQueen’s Porsche 356 (1970)
With Jacqueline Bisset (thanks automotiveporn!)
Porsche 906E (1967)
The E stands for the german word for “injection”, which I’m too lazy to search for you today. (edit: about 10 people have already mailed me with the word Einspritzen. I’m guessing this is it, unless they were all insulting me in german).
Sixty five 906 were built, of these 9 prototypes with fuel injection.
Welcome to Le Mans, 1971.
Helmut Marko and Gijs van Lennep take 1st place with the Porsche 917K, on what happened to be the first rolling start of Le Mans.
The gorgeous Porsche 906 Carrera, Le Mans legend.
This is the model that completely dominated the 1966 Hockeheim 500, not to mention winning its class that year in the Monza 1000, Targa Florio, Spa 1000, Austrian 500 and 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Le Mans, 1966.
A couple of Porsches 906 (the very last street legal racing car from Porsche, by the way) take the lead on the P category.
Porsche 911 2.0 (1964)
The original short wheelbase version with a couple of triple carbs on its back (literally).
Ferdinand A. Porsche (1935-2012)
Yesterday, the automotive world has lost one of the most important and iconic sets of mind & heart as far as car design is concerned.
Ferdinand A. Porsche, grandson of the great Ferdinand Porsche who founded Porsche automobiles, was responsible for the shape of the 911 we know and love since the very early 60’s. And that is quite a legacy to leave to the rest of the world.
“Design must be functional and functionality has to be translated visually into aesthetics, without gags that have to be explained first.
A product that is coherent in form requires no adornment. It is enhanced by the purity of its form — good design should be honest.”
Porsche 356 ‘Split-Window’ (1951)
Early 356s featured the Type 369 flat-4 1086cc engine from Volkswagen, which would push these up to 100mph even with only around 40bhp to put on the road.
I would tell you more but I’m still desperate for a cup of coffee.
Porsche 356 Super 90,
At the Rally Midnight Sun, 1961.