When Porsche Carrera some particularly strong motorized vehicles of the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer Porsche are called. The word " Carrera " comes from the Spanish and means in German " race," with Porsche, but refers to the Mexican Carrera Panamericana road race of the 1950s, in which Porsche won some class successes.
- The Porsche 356, its sportiest models wore the addition Carrera
- Porsche 904 Carrera GTS (1964 )
- Porsche 906 Carrera 6 (1966 )
- Porsche 910 Carrera also called 10 (1967 )
- Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 of 1972, which serves as the Porsche Carrera is considered.
- Porsche 924 Carrera GT / GTS / GTR
- Porsche Carrera GT, the newest super sports car, which bears this name suffix.
Origin of name
In 1954, the racing driver Hans Herrmann took a Porsche 550 Spyder a sensational third place in the overall standings in the race Carrera Panamericana. Sensational, because he (of only 1.5 liters displacement) two much stronger Ferrari (each with 4.5 l displacement ) remained tight in a car with a relatively small engine on his heels. The class victory won the Porsche while effortlessly. Since then, the epithet " Carrera " is traditionally used Porsche for particularly sporty models.
- Sport car