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Porsche 911 ST
The Porsche 911 ST (Sport Touring) is a race-oriented version of the Porsche 911 sports car. It was produced in the 1970s and was designed for use in endurance racing. The 911 ST featured a number of performance enhancements over the standard 911, including a lightweight body, improved suspension and brakes, and a more powerful engine. These enhancements allowed the 911 ST to compete against more powerful and sophisticated race cars, and it achieved considerable success in endurance racing events such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Why Did Porsche Make The 911 ST?
Porsche made the 911 ST in order to compete in endurance racing events such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 911 ST was a race-oriented version of the 911 sports car, featuring a number of performance enhancements over the standard 911. These enhancements included a lightweight body, improved suspension and brakes, and a more powerful engine. By building a specialized racing version of the 911, Porsche aimed to compete more effectively against more powerful and sophisticated race cars in endurance racing events, such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 911 ST was highly successful in its intended purpose, it achieved a number of class wins and podium finishes in endurance racing events during the 1970s.
How many Porsche 911 ST's have been made?
The exact number of Porsche 911 STs that were produced is not publicly available, but it is considered a limited-edition model. The 911 ST was only produced for a short period of time during the 1970s and only a small number were built. It is estimated that between 20 and 25 911 ST models were built in total. Due to the fact that this model was built for racing and not for the public, the production numbers are not as big as the other models.
Porsche 911 ST in 2023
The new Porsche 911 ST in 2023 has been based on the Porsche 911 GT3 Touring. As Porsche achieves its 60th anniversary this special edition will be a 'Heritage' model and built in low-volume making this another collectable car.