In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Porsche’s 911 S was the model to have. In 1969, the wheelbase was extended by 2.5 inches, providing better balance and handling, and with its engine output now increased to a more potent 180 hp, thanks to larger valves and better breathing, a larger 225-mm clutch was also required. Capable of accelerating to 100 km/h in just over seven seconds, the 911 S could reach a top speed of over 230 km/h. Few cars of its day were capable of producing similar performance figures, and the S was truly a thrill to drive for anyone lucky enough to sit behind the wheel.
Chassis 911 130 0169. More information coming soon.
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