Most of us know how seriously Porsche is committed to their heritage and history, but every once in a while they give us a reminder, anyway. Take the press release we used to write this post. It contains information and links to tire recommendations for every "classic" Porsche made from 1959 (starting with the 356 B) 2005 (ending with the 996). Together, there are 32 new tire models to choose from.
Is Your Porsche A "Classic"?
Porsche last updated the models they consider to be part of their "classic" collection back in 2014. That's when they added the 986 model line and 996 model line. Other classic Porsches are the 356, 924, 928, 944, 968, 911, 964 and 993 models. Generally, Porsche Classic looks after those vehicles whose production was discontinued at least 10 years previously. The "Classic" designation ensures that OEM parts will be available for your car long-term.
What's So Special About These Tires
Porsche test and certifies their tires using "N-Spec" approval (this identifies that a tire meets or exceeds quality and performance levels set by Porsche). However, the look of tires have changed over the years as technology has improved. The tires on this list, are not simply reissues of historic models. Instead, they combine the look of the original tires with the technology of modern ones.
There are currently 161 different recommendations for summer tires and an additional 131 recommendations for winter tires. The complete list can be found here and most tires can be purchased at TireRack.com and/or from any Porsche Classic Parnter and Porsche Center.