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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”

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