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The Porsche 901 made its debut at the Paris Motor Show in September of 1964. It was halted after only 82 units were built.

(On the 27th of October in 1964, the first model with the type designation 911 was delivered) because of a trademark-infringement protest from Peugeot.

French car maker Peugeot objected to Porsche using any three digit number where the middle number was 0, having already sold many models with that scheme, and owning the naming rights.

So, Porsche simply replaced the middle 0 with a 1, and called the new car Porsche 911 before the first cars were delivered.

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The original Porsche 911, introduced in 1964, boasted an impressive 130 hp @ 6100 rpm and a top speed of about 130 mph (209 km/h). By comparison, the 2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S boasts 444 hp @ 5,700 rpm and a top track speed of 190 mph (305 km/h).

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The first Porsche model, the type 7 was named as such because Ferdinand Porsche didn’t want his investors to know it was his first car, so he called it the type 7 to make them believe it was his 7th model.

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The 1988 Porsche Varrera was a prototype based on the Porsche tuned VW Sharan minivan

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Renowned seat maker Recaro was formerly a division of Porsche and it used to produce car bodies.

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The K in the model name Porsche 917K stands for Kurzheck, German for Short Tail

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Porsche say that the Boxster based Cayman is named after the Cayman alligator because the roof line looks like an alligator's head in the water.

The K in the model name Porsche 917K stands for Kurzheck, German for Short Tail

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Porsche say that the Boxster based Cayman is named after the Cayman alligator because the roof line looks like an alligator's head in the water.

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