The 1966 Porsche 911S is the first of the high-performance Porsche 911, and that bears the model’s distinctive shape. It featured one of the cleanest, purest 911 designs ever, before the classic shape got busy with all sorts of scoops and vents and bulges. In fact, the only way to notice the super-fast 911S from its slower, albeit still gorgeous sister car, the 911, was by the wheels. Of course, the extra power didn’t make the 911 an easier car to drive, quite the opposite. While today’s 911s are considered stable, easy to drive cars, such was not the case of the 1966 Porsche 911S!
The Porsche 911S was all about performance; its traditional flat-six engine, with its 2-liter displacement, produced an amazing 160 clean and sharp horsepower, and paired with a five-speed manual transmission, allowed it to reach 140 miles per hour. The extra power meant that the car was just as finicky and difficult to drive as ever, but that didn’t seem to matter, as it was extremely popular and sold in droves.
While previous models had been popular, the 1966 Porsche 911S drove customers to showroom in their thousands, and really put the name Porsche on everyone’s lips!