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Porsche 911 Generations

The Porsche 911 was developed as a much more powerful, larger, more comfortable replacement for the Porsche 356. The new car made its public debut at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show. The first generation is referred to as the F-Body or F-Series cars. The G-series was only produced for the 1974 model year, and was followed by the H, J, K, and so on. We refer to them a "G-Model" or "Second Generation 911s" because they are all new bumper designs. In March-April 1984 the future 911 Carrera was internally designated as project 964 and the successor to the 911 Turbo as project 965. Although the 964-generation 911 didn't look very different compared to the previous G-model 911, the 964 was a new car in many ways. The Porsche 993 was manufactured and sold between January 1994 and early 1998 and it's discontinuation marked the end of air-cooled 911 models. The 996 generation was next, and it was the first all new chassis platform since the original 911 and the introduction of an all-new, water-cooled flat six engine. The 997 was an evolution of the preceding 996, with the most significant changes being interior and exterior styling, the most notable being the replacement of the "fried egg" headlamps. A new S version was offered, with additional power from a slightly larger engine, sports suspension, and sports exhaust. The 2012 model 911, internally (and confusingly) called the 991, was introduced at the IAA Frankfurt on September 15, 2011. The Porsche 992 was the internal designation for the eighth generation of the Porsche 911 sports car. Introduced at the Porsche Experience Center, Los Angeles on November 27, 2018, the 992 generation was larger, faster and more digital.

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