Michael Sherman's Web page of Porsche automobiles [graphics]
I have been a fan of Porsche automobiles since the age of eight, when the 911 Turbo was my dream car. I have come to appreciate more than just the great looks of these German automobiles; to realize that Porsche's greatest achievements have been on the race track and on the road, where they belong. The following presentation of information is the result of my admiration for these wonderful machines; it is an unofficial Porsche WWW page. I hope you find it useful and inspiring.


"It's something that you thought had been lost. Something most seem to have abandoned in this demand for things made en masse. Yet from your very first encounter with a Porsche, you immediatly realize it is something that can still be found in our sports cars: that sense of what is possible when a machine is crafted on a human scale. One at a time. For the most part by hand. With an eye toward what can't be seen so much as felt. It isn't a car built to be something to everyone. But everything to someone."

It all began in 1948 with the 356, the very first Porsche ever built. Since then, cars from Porsche have been known world-wide to be the best, both in quality and in performance. In 1963 at the Frankfurt Motor show, the Porsche Type 901 was announced. This car, based on the popular Type 356, would eventually become the Porsche 911, with only 125 made for the 1964 model year. The 911 continues to remain the world's foremost sports automobile. The new 1996 model is particularly amazing, costing $5000 less than the 1994 model, with performance statistics that remain outstanding for this car with an air-cooled flat-six engine.

The New 911 Carrera [sound] [sound]

"A more powerful engine. A seven percent
increase in torque. A crisper steering ratio.
It's the new nine eleven. Carrera. Base
price $63,750. Questions? 1-800-PORSCHE."

For more information on the new Carrera, click on the above picture. If you would like a copy of a picture of the new Carrera, click here, or see the "Porsche multimedia archive" section. There are also two small MPEG movies of the new 911 Carrera [one (1.4M)] [two (2.0M)]. The 1996 year features two new variations of the 911: The Targa and the 4S. For more information on these two new 911s, see the 911 Targa and 4S information page.

"A reworked interior. A radical new suspension.
Only sixty cars made a day. (Sixty-two on a
good day.) It's the new nine eleven. Carrera
Base price $63,750. Questions? 1-800-PORSCHE."

This past year saw the introduction of the 911 Turbo and the 911 Turbo GT2. The Turbo comes with a 402 bhp bi-turbo air-cooled engine, allowing the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds (Road&Track road test), and reach a top speed of 181 mph. For more information on the new Turbo, see the information section below.

Please take a minute to sign the visitor's registration book or view the registration book. Find out what's new on this page, or view the classified section.

[Welcome] [What's New?] [Disclaimer]



The big news for 1996 of course is the introduction of the 1997 Porsche Boxster. The 204 hp roadster will be out in September. The engine will be 2.5 litres, six-cylinder, and will accelerate the car from 0-62mph in 6.9 seconds.


Since this is an unofficial Porsche page, for more information contact:

Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
100 West Liberty Street, PO Box 30911, Reno, Nevada 89520-3911
Porsche Cars Great Britain
Bath Road, Calcot, Reading, Berkshire, England RG3 7SE

Porsche, the Porsche crest, the Porsche logo, and "Carrera" are registered trademarks of Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG.
"Die schönste Verbindung zwischen zwei Punkten ist eine Kurve."


Last updated July 25, 1996
Layout and design © 1996 Michael Sherman
Current page URL: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/andrew/usr/mset/www/porsche_text_only.html