Why I love the Porsche 911

It's no secret that I love the Porsche 911. As a car guy, there are always cars that hold a special place in my heart, but to explain why would take a while....

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But, lucky for me, I have the perfect platform to tell the story. So, grab the popcorn, crack open a beer and enjoy.

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Back in 2004, I graduated from High School. And, like most midwestern people, I had a graduation open house. One of my good friends got me the Need for Speed collection for PC. In the collection was 5 games in the Need for Speed franchise. NFS II SE, NFS NFS III: Hot Pursuit, NFS IV: High-Stakes, NFS V: Porsche Unleashed, and NFS VI: Hot Pursuit 2.

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Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed is what started the love of Porsche. The game starts out with you, the player, starting your job as the Factory Test Driver for Porsche, in the Golden Era of Porsche. Starting out with the 356 1100cc Coupe Ferdinand.

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The Coupe Ferdinand was the first Porsche built, back in 1948. the original 356 was designed by Ferdinand "Ferry" Porsche, son of Ferdinand Porsche, designer of the legendary Volkswagen.

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The 356 was a successful, being sold from 1949 to 1965, being sold along side the 911 from 1963 to 1965.

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The 911 became a hit in the performance crowd. The car showed it's merits time and time again in motorsport, as well. And since the beginning of the 356, the flagship car from porsche has held more or less the same shape.

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The shape is timeless. People all over the world can identify the Porsche 911 because of the familiar silhouette.

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I love the sound of the air-cooled flat-six engines. They have a very distinctive note.

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I've only ever driven one 911, and it was really only around a parking lot, but it was awesome.

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The 911 is high on my list of cars I want to own some day. I WILL own a 930 911 in my life. It's a bucket list item.

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-Phil






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