Mention air-cooled engines in the automotive sense, and everyone immediately things of Porsche. Rightfully so – there have been other brands with air-cooled production cars but none can come remotely
close to the long history and pedigree that Porsche holds in this segment. Taking things a step further, the iconic 911 is the car that forever burns in the soul of air-cooled fans around the globe. It’s certainly the best-known air-cooled Porsche, but it’s not the only one on the block by far.
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That’s the subject of Porsche’s latest– perhaps the most epic air-cooled Porsche gathering in the world.
We suspect casual Porsche fans will be rather surprised by this countdown, as it only includes a single 911. There are certainly plenty of viable 911 candidates; the 1973 Carrera RS springs to mind, or the 930 Turbo. The manufacturer’s choice, however, is the last air cooled 911 – the epic 450-horsepower (336-kilowatt) 993 Turbo S. We’re just fine with that.
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Seeing the 356 on the list probably won’t come as a significant surprise either. Porsche singles out the 356B 2000 GS Carrera 2 Cabriolet, which aside from being a mouthful to say packed a 2.0-liter engine making 155 hp (116 Kw) in an extremely lightweight package. Dedicated race cars with flat-8 and flat-12 engines fill out the rest of the list, including the car that gave Porsche it’s lone victory in the world of Formula 1.
As always, we’ll leave the suspense-filled conclusion to the video. Enjoy the ride.