Perhaps the most iconic sportscars ever produced, the Porsche 911 has given many motoring enthusiasts the satisfaction of owning and enjoying a true driver's car. In the model's 50+ year history, the S variant has always embodied the most balanced and desirable version of the 911, offering more power over the standard models and benefitting from Porsche's experience in racing. In particular, the S ( standing for Sport) has been the model dedicated to those who privileged sporty driving and top-class performance.
In August 1968, with the introduction of the B series for 1969, the 911 underwent its first major technical change since its introduction with a longer (58mm) wheelbase to benefit handling and more potent engines thanks to the adoption of Bosch mechanical fuel injection, which was made available on the E and S models. Thanks to this, a revised air intake and to larger engine valves, the 911 S' output was increased by 20hp to produce 180 hp, which allowed to sprint from 0 to 100 kph in 7 seconds and to reach a top speed of 231 kph. Also, the B series was the first to receive full factory undercoating, H1 halogen headlights and a new steering wheel of smaller diameter.
Braking was ensured by 11.1 inch ventilated discs at the front and 11.4 ventilated discs at the rear, which provided more than adequate performance for a 1088 kh sportscar. Thanks to these facts, the new 911 S was one of the best sportscars money could buy back in its day. Over the course of the next 3 years, Porsche made little changes to the 911, and in 1971 the D series received only minor upgrades, consisting only in rubber linings in the bumpers, a revised heating system and a 3 speed window wipers.
The 911 has always been a car in constant development since its introduction in 1963. It has gone through many radical changes over the course of its history but the first generation "small bumper" series has always proven to be the most popular among enthusiasts and the S model has represented for many years the pinnacle of Porsche road car production.