Porsche 911 Nomenclature
Ever been confused by the Porsche 911 numbering system. Hopefully this will help explain the Porsche 911 Nomenclature
The name 911 can often be a bit confusing. You'll often hear the model type referred to as the 911, the 964, or the 997 etc. These are Porsche's own internal numbering classification, but they are all 911's. Porsche advertise all 911 models as a Porsche 911. This has been the case from the first 911 in 1963 to the present incarnation, the 991.
Here is the history of the internal Porsche 911 classification.
Porsche 911 (built between 1963 and 1989)
Porsche 930 a turbo variant of the original 911
Porsche 964 (built between 1989 and 1993)
Porsche 993 (built between 1993 and 1998)
Porsche 996 (built between 1999 and 2005)
Porsche 997 (built between 2005 and 2011)
Porsche 991 (built from 2011 to Present day)
To confuse matters further, you'll also specific letters (A, B, C, D etc.) used by Porsche to indentify a specific revision for production cars. This lettering changes approximately once per year for a new model year.
The first 911 models are referred to as the "A series" and it goes from there as follows:
2.0 litre 911 O, A and B Series (1964 to 1969)
2.2 litre 911 C and D Series ( 1969 to 1971)
2.4 litre 911 E and F Series (1971 to 1973)
2.7 litre 911 G, H, I and J Series (1974 to 1977)
911 SC L M, A, B, C and D Series (1978 to 1983)
911 3.2 Carrera E, F, G, H, I, J and K Series (1983 to 1989)
Get Involved in the dicussion
We think it's better to talk and would love to hear your thoughts on this article topic. Simply scroll down to read what other Channel P101tv members are saying about this article. Why not add your say. Your comments belong here! You can scroll to the end of the page or Click here
to add your comments now.
Page Views 1,829 |
Comments 0 |
Add your say to this topic. Your comments belong here!
There's Plenty of Articles & Guides
Our Porsche Articles and Guides archives are constantly growing. Take a look through the archives from the Articles menu or click on a preview from the carousel below.
Feel Free to Join in!
If you would like to join in, we would welcome your ideas for an artcle. If there's subject that you'd like to write about then get in touch and let us know. If the topic fits the reader's corner then we'd be pleased to publish it. You will of course receive full credit for the article as well as a link back your Channel P101tv Profile.
Share this page
Have we missed something or feel something should be added?
If there's something missing that you feel needs to be included or if something doesn't seem quite right, then please let us know. If you'd like to write an article for inclusion here then please get in touch. Just click on "Contact us" at the bottom of the page.
We hope you enjoy the Reader's Corner of the Porsche Folio!