Porsche Racing Heritage

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera
 
Porsche models are known for their incredible performance and features. There’s no doubt that Porsche heritage runs deep in motorsports, so it should be no surprise that Porsche race cars are among the most successful models of all-time.

Are you curious about Porsche racing history? Learn more about Porsche race cars and Porsche race track features with Porsche Austin near Lakeway.

Porsche 911 Success

Starting in the early 1960s and continuing on to today, the Porsche 911 remains one of the single most successful race cars in the history of motorsport. When you find a Porsche on a race track, you can bet it’s likely a Porsche 911. After all, it’s impossible to talk about Porsche race track success without mentioning the legendary 911.

While it’s hard telling exactly how many wins the Porsche 911 has under its belt, experts at our Bee Cave-area Porsche dealership estimate that Porsche 911 models have taken home over 30,000 victories over the years and counting.

24-Hours of Le Mans Wins

With 19 overall wins at the 24-Hours of Le Mans, Porsche holds more wins at the legendary annual endurance race than any other manufacturer since its first running in 1923. From its absolute domination in the Porsche 919 prototype diesel-hybrid, to the turbocharged Porsche 956 monster of the 1980s, Porsche race track performances have thrilled spectators and stunned rivals for decades. Of course, you don’t become one of the most successful manufacturers in all of motorsports by accident.

Race-Derived Porsche Features

Porsche race cars pass down their race-proven engineering features that you can find in new and used models available at our Lago Vista-area Porsche dealership. But what are some specific Porsche race track-oriented features can you find outfitted to your Porsche road car?

One of the most important advancements that’s trickled down from Porsche race track models to road cars is the Porsche PDK transmission. This dual-clutch transmission is now commonly used throughout the Porsche model lineup for gear changes that are so fast that they’re nearly imperceptible. This transmission was originally developed strictly for use on the track. Porsche race cars passed this feature down to models like the Porsche 911, Porsche Panamera, and the Porsche 718 line.

What’s more? All-wheel drive engineering, turbocharging technology, Porsche Active Stability Management (PASM), and countless other features have been developed specifically for Porsche race track use, and then equipped Porsche road cars down the line.

Find Your Race-Derived Porsche at Porsche Austin

Are you ready to experience Porsche racing features firsthand? Don’t hesitate to contact us online today. Taking home Porsche racing heritage to Lakeway is only a click or a call away.

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