The month began with a spectacular ceremony on Porscheplatz as CEO Oliver Blume addressed a packed audience to start a year of 70th birthday celebrations for Porsche. The company plans to take its celebrations around the globe in 2018, in keeping with its truly worldwide reach: you can expect particular fanfare at Goodwood’s Festival of Speed in the UK in June and Rennsport Reunion in the US in September.
It’s no secret that Porsche nowadays identifies as more of a volume manufacturer than ever before, so where does the 911 fit in at Porsche going forward? Thankfully Herr Blume addressed this directly: “Although the 911 has been consistently developed in the intervening decades and enhanced many times over with new, innovative technologies, no other vehicle has managed to retain its original essence in the same way as the 911”, he said, underlining its historical importance before continuing,
“All Porsche models to be developed now and in the future are based on this sports car. As the centrepiece of the brand, the
911 has become the sports car of dreams, winning the collective heart of enthusiasts all over the world.” It seems no matter where Porsche heads in future, our beloved 911 will forever be leading the charge.
This issue you’ll notice we’ve a feature dedicated to rare (but non-pts) Porsche colours. The names of the colours in our pictures have deliberately been left out – if you can name them all, email me with your answers, and the first three readers with a 100 per cent check-out will receive something equally special in the post from me. Answers will be revealed next issue.
“All Porsche models to be developed now and in the future are based on this sports car”