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The Story of the First Porsche 911 Turbo

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In the latest episode of 911 Secrets online series, Porsche tells us the story of the very first Porsche 911 Turbo and its rather special features. Watching this video you can’t help but admire Porsche’s rich heritage, and also ponder its aristocratic background.

The first Porsche 911 Turbo, the very car featured here, was built Ferdinand Porsche’s daughter, Louise, as a birthday present in 1973. She was an artist, hence the unique graphics on the car and the clear front windows. Louise was an artist and liked to paint while inside the car while travelling through the Alps. Colored windows would have sullied her view of the nature.

911 Turbos have come a long way since Louise’s car. Back in the day they had a reputation for being unhinged, unpredictable, and downright dangerous. These days, though, thanks to four-wheel-drive and sophisticated electronics, Porsche 911 Turbo is one of the fastest and safest super GTs money can buy. That said, the modern Turbo has none of the charms of the old car. Maybe sometimes it’s good to be bad!

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