These models represented a change in 911 ethos, like it was growing up. Less frantic engines had slightly less bhp but more torque. K-Jetronic injection made them more economical. The body and wheels are wider, and this is the start of impact bumpers. There’s good news, too, in that from August 1975 Porsche became the first manufacturer to produce hot-dip galvanised bodies, so they are very resistant to rust, unlike earlier 911s. There’s just the standard car and the 911S in the range now, the latter having an extra 25bhp, and strangely enough 25% higher values in today’s market.
Price at launch:
Independent, torsion bar, wishbone
Independent, torsion bar, semi-trailing wishbone
rack and pinion