SEVENTY 

Episode 6
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Episode 6 – SEVENTY

On June 8, 1948, the first car with the name Porsche was approved for the road: the 356 "No. 1" Roadster. A journey through seven decades and into the future, from the original 911 to the Mission E - in the current 9:11 Magazine.

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The 1950s

Matt Hummel, a Porsche enthusiast with a special philosophy: He has left his 1956 Porsche 356 just as he found it: with a striking patina and plenty of dings. It's the "imperfections" that draw him to "Don."

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The 1960s

A video from 1967 shows the 911 2.0 Targa in a wind tunnel. On board: a model and the question: Will the hairdo survive the fierce winds? In chapter 2, the current Targa does the hairdo test as well.

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The 1970s

The 917 KH Gulf: Motor racing legend and star of the film "Le Mans" with Steve McQueen. Now the powerful 1970s icon in the Porsche vehicle warehouse is experiencing a revival - with the help of oil paint and YouTuber Roman Miah.

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The 1980s-2010s

Icons from four decades: From the 959 to the 918 Spyder, from the eighties to today - chapter 4 highlights the cars that embodied the zeitgeist of their respective decades.

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Mission Future

The interior of a Porsche: "Always a league of its own." Ivo van Hulten, Director of Interior Design, on the challenge of uniting tradition and innovation in the Mission E Cross Turismo. The vision of a creative mind.

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The 1950s: Porsche 356

The 1950s

Matt Hummel, a Porsche enthusiast with a special philosophy: He has left his 1956 Porsche 356 just as he found it: with a striking patina and plenty of dings. It's the "imperfections" that draw him to "Don."

A Porsche 356 with a patina

A Porsche 356 with a patina

Don 176: A Porsche 356 with a patina

Matt Hummel lives near Sacramento, the capital of California. He is a Porsche enthusiast - with a special philosophy: He leaves his cars in the condition in which he finds them.

The 1960s: Porsche 911 Targa

The master of winds: Interview with aerodynamics expert Dr. Thomas Wolf

The development of aerodynamically optimal vehicles is a tradition at Porsche: reducing the wind resistance and thus enhancing the efficiency, safety and driving comfort of the model is the core task for Dr. Thomas Wolf, technical specialist for aerodynamics and development. In this interview, the expert gives insights into the technology, significance and history of aerodynamics development.

The master of winds

The master of winds

High-tech meets woolen threads

Aerodynamics has always played a major role in vehicle development at Porsche. In earlier times, such tests employed simple materials like woolen threads to make the airflow visible. Today, state-of-the-art technology is available. 9:11 Magazine has brought the two methods together.

The 1970s: Porsche 917 KH

Movie star: Porsche 917 KH Gulf

The Porsche 917 Gulf: motor racing legend and star of the film "Le Mans" with Steve McQueen. Now the 1970s icon with a twelve-cylinder mid-engine is being revived - with the help of oil paint and YouTuber Roman Miah. A look behind the scenes of the shoot in the Porsche vehicle warehouse. 

The 1950s - today: 7 Porsche icons

Porsche icons

9:11 Magazine races through the history of Porsche - from the 1950s to today. 9:11 Magazine presents Porsche milestones from the 356 and 959 to the 918 Spyder super sports car. One icon embodied each decade along the way.

7 Decades - 7 Icons

7 Decades - 7 Icons

Seven Modern Classics

To mark "70 Years of Porsche Sports Cars", 9:11 Magazine presents Porsche milestones. The photo gallery is accompanied by intriguing background information.

Current models in this episode

Porsche 911 Targa 4

911 Targa 4

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo

Mission E Cross Turismo

911 Targa 4: Fuel consumption combined 8.9 – 7.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 214 – 212 g/km