Why is the Porsche 911 called 911?

September 27th, 2018 by

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Why Is the Porsche 911 Called the Porsche 911? Porsche has a long history of giving its powerful sports cars interesting names. You already know where the Porsche logo comes from. Now find out why your popular Porsche model is named the 911 at Porsche Stratham!

The Porsche 911 Name

In 1963, Porsche introduced a new model, the Porsche 901. But then Porsche received a friendly but distinct letter from Peugeot, and our French colleagues claimed to have the legal rights for all car names with 3 figures and a “0” in the middle. Porsche had the idea to put gold letters with the car name on the dashboard and on the back of the car, and these letters were already produced, so they had the “9” and they had the “1”, and they just exchanged the “0” with another “1” and the name 911 was born.

Find Your Ideal Porsche 911 at Porsche Stratham

For more information on the Porsche 911, take the trip from Portsmouth to Porsche Stratham! Once you have the new Porsche 911 that meets you needs, be sure to check out our guide to Porsche 911 maintenance so you can keep driving it for years to come. Contact us with any questions!

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