Friday, 4 October 2013

NEWS: Silver Line Porsche 911s

Silver Line Porsche 911s
SL W2, Gulf Edition 1971

Racer have released a second Porsche 911s livery, the first was the Martini livery (SL W1) and as you can see, the follow-up livery is Gulf.  The 911s looks pretty damn impressive, perhaps a little too nice to race if I'm honest.  As you would expect from Racer, detail levels are very impressive, those wheels look fantastic and look at those jack point covers in front of the rear wheels.

These Porsche 911s releases are being offered at a reduced rate of 60 Euro (half the price of a regular Silver Line slot) but if you're after one you can only purchase them from Racer's online store.

This incredible story from Wikipedia; 'The 911 can trace its roots back to sketches drawn by Ferdinand "Butzi" Porsche in 1959.  The Porsche 911 classic was developed as a much more powerful, larger, more comfortable replacement for the Porsche 356, the company's first model. The new car made its public debut at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show (German: Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung).

The car presented at the auto show had a non-operational mockup of the 901 engine, receiving a working one in February 1964.  It originally was designated as the "Porsche 901" (901 being its internal project number). 82 cars were built as 901s.  However, Peugeot protested on the grounds that in France it had exclusive rights to car names formed by three numbers with a zero in the middle.

So, instead of selling the new model with another name in France, Porsche changed the name to 911. Internally, the cars' part numbers carried on the prefix 901 for years.  Production began in September 1964, the first 911s reached the US in February 1965 with a price tag of US$6,500.'
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