It might still look like any other 911, but underneath that familiar body is an entirely new structure designed to meet ever-changing technical and safety requirements. With integrated bumpers and other tricks, the body is a great deal more aerodynamic too. And there’s the gadget man’s dream of a rear spoiler that pops up automatically at 50mph. Launched first in four-wheel-drive Carrera 4 form, the rear-drive Carrera 2 was released a year later and was by far the best-selling version. As with past 911s, the range featured the choice of Coupe, Targa and Cabriolet.
Price at launch:
Independent, MacPherson struts, coil spring
Independent, trailing wishbones, torsion bar
rack and pinion