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Celebrating the 911: Prototype 754

This year, as the seminal 911 celebrates its 50th anniversary, we feel the need to dig into some of its illustrious design history. So here goes.

Behold the 911 precursor: Prototype 754 from 1961. Its designer, F.A. Porsche, would later change the notchback rear-end design to appease his father, Ferry. In 1963, the 901 went into production with a fastback design typical of Porsche, as seen on the earlier 356.

Power came from a 1.9-liter four-cylinder generating 125hp. This engine choice was also changed to a 2.0-liter six cylinder with 130hp for production.

Porsche prototype 754

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