A decade into the 911’s life and Porsche decided an update was needed. The G Series 911 was the result. Launched in 1973 with production until 1989, just shy of 200,000 units were sold and it is still the longest running 911 from a production series perspective.
Notable design changes over the original 911 were new front bumpers and subtle changes elsewhere. Inside, the G Series 911 came with added safety features to appease U.S regulators and consumers.
The defining 911 of this era came in 1974 and was the original 911 Turbo. The 930 911 Turbo had a 3 liter 260 hp engine and the coolest rear spoiler ever. Stonking performance and the widow maker label made this a 911 everybody remembers. The Turbo got a major update in 1977 when power jumped to 300 hp.
In 1983, the naturally aspirated 911 Carrera superseded the SC; with a 3.2 liter flat six that had 231 hp but more importantly it was also when the you could order the 911 with no roof. Yuppies united everywhere. In terms of special models, the 911 Carrera Speedster was launched in 1989 and had a unique look that paid hommage to the 356 speedster of the 50s.