For the 991, customers could choose between a Coupé, a Cabriolet and a Targa (from 2014) with a wide roof bar made of brushed stainless steel. The latter visually referenced the older Targa models from the first-generation car up to the 964-generation but is part of an ingenious roof design. Along with the various bodystyles, Porsche offered further special models such as a lightweight 911 R (2016) and a 911 Carrera T (2017). The highlight of the generation was the ‘50 Years of the 911’ special of 2013. In 2019, to wrap up generation 991, Porsche presented the limited-edition Speedster.

Innovation

The 991 contains many innovations, such as its extreme torsion resistance and lightweight aluminium-and-steel body, the manual seven-speed gearbox, and the twin turbochargers of the Carrera models following the mid-life model update. In the 911 Turbo, Porsche introduced Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with PDCC anti-roll stabilisation. With the three-part extendible front spoiler of the 911 Turbo S, Porsche offered adaptive aerodynamics for even better downforce and improved aerodynamics. The variable rear spoiler adjusts its extension height and angle of attack according to the car’s set-up configuration.

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