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Hero or widowmaker? The original Porsche 911 Turbo

Autocar Logo By Richard Bremner of Autocar | Slide 1 of 10: The 911 became well-known for the soap-smooth lines of its famously sexy body and the shriek of its flat-six, but the aspect that provoked most discussion was its frequent inability to deal with the very roads it was built for, the corollary of its hazardous weight distribution.

Porsche 911 Turbo

For well over half of its long, long life, the 911 has been famous for its capacity to trigger instant, stomach-searing fear in the gut of any driver who failed to make allowances for its handicapped battle with the laws of physics.

The 911 became well-known for the soap-smooth lines of its famously sexy body and the shriek of its flat-six, but the aspect that provoked most discussion was its frequent inability to deal with the very roads it was built for, the corollary of its hazardous weight distribution.

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