The Porsche 911 S
The 911S (Super) appeared in the model lineup in 1967. The 911S had the same engine displacement as the regular 911, except it output 160 horsepower, instead of 130. The engine code for the 1967 and 68 911S was "2000S" as opposed to "2000" for the base 911. Top speed was up to 140mph. The 911S used a Weber carburator instead of the Solex of the regular 911. Compression ratio was 9.8:1. The 1967 911S production run was only 1,162 models, so it's a farily rare car. With 1968 came other new addition, such as a glass rear window for the Targa, and vented brake discs on all 4 wheels. Also new were ventilation slots on the Targa's roll bar. Unfortunately, the 911S was not offered in the US in 1968, but returned in 1969.
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In 1969, the 911S gained mechanical fuel injection, and had its power upped to 170 horses. The compression ratio was raised by a hair--to 9.9:1. As with all the 911s, the wheelbase was lenghtened by 2 inches. The 1970 models recieved the first major change, though. Their engine size was increased by 10%--that is--now held 2.2Litres of volume (2195cc). Power was up to 180 HP@6,500 rpm. The bore was increased by 4mm to achieve this new displacement. The 1971 911S was unchanged from 1970.
1972 brought about another engine size increase, now up to 2.4 Litres (2341cc). In both 1972 and 1973, the 911S now had 190 Horsepower @6,500 rpm. Compression dropped to 8.5:1.
In 1974, the body was redesigned to meet the new bumper regulations and so forth. The new, larger bumpers were body color, and had rubber boots on either side. The engine was again upgraded, now to 2.7 Liters (2,687cc). Horsepower output is now down to 175, due to the exhaust regulations of 1974. Power was down again, in 1975-1977, to only 165 horsepower. During 1975, a special edition "Silver Anniversary 911 S" was offered, for the company's 25th anniversary. In 1978, a new model emerged, the 911 SC...
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