Porsche is selling more cars than ever, and enthusiasm for their old cars is more widespread than we ever would have imagined. We love the 911, and we seriously enjoy when people who don’t necessarily know the history of the brand learn a bit more. The more you know about Porsche, the harder it is to remain apathetic about the 911. If you’ve always wanted to know the history of the car, here is a rundown, a primer, an introductory course. The 911 is among the greatest and most iconic cars ever produced, and its story deserves to be spread far and wide.
This new video from Donut Media isn’t perfect. They leave out large swathes of Porsche history, they don’t really talk about the many times Porsche tried to kill off the 911. They don’t mention how the 911’s past is interwoven with the history of the world. They don’t really mention how Porsche innovated in response to the larger scope of the changing landscape of motorsport and the competitive sales environment. That being said, this video is a great way to teach your friends (or yourself) about some of it. It isn’t comprehensive, by any means, but it’s entertaining and easy to follow.
If you want a serious take on the history of Porsche, we could definitely recommend a library full of books to do the trick, but if you’re looking for a fun way to spend the next dozen minutes or so, click the play button on this YouTube video. Donut has been putting these “Everything You Need To Know” clip-show style videos for a few months, and this is already our favorite, for obvious reasons. Sit back and have a laugh, as Donut gives you the rundown.