Gallery: Over 70 years of Porsche's history in pictures

1953 Le Mans 24 Hours - Gustave Olivier, Eugéne Martin, Porsche 356

1953 Le Mans 24 Hours - Gustave Olivier, Eugéne Martin, Porsche 356 Motorsport Images

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1954 Le Mans 24 Hours - Johnny Claes, Pierre Stasse, Porsche 550, leads Jean-Paul Colas, Hernano da Silva Ramos, Aston Martin DB2/4

1954 Le Mans 24 Hours - Johnny Claes, Pierre Stasse, Porsche 550, leads Jean-Paul Colas, Hernano da Silva Ramos, Aston Martin DB2/4 Motorsport Images

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1955 Le Mans 24 Hours - Helmut Polensky, Richard von Frankenberg, Porsche 550 RS Spyder 1

1955 Le Mans 24 Hours - Helmut Polensky, Richard von Frankenberg, Porsche 550 RS Spyder 1 Motorsport Images

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1956 Nurburgring 1000: Sepp Greger, Harald von Saucken, Porsche 356 follows Mathieu Hezemans, Carel Godin de Beaufort, Porsche 550 Spyder

1956 Nurburgring 1000: Sepp Greger, Harald von Saucken, Porsche 356 follows Mathieu Hezemans, Carel Godin de Beaufort, Porsche 550 Spyder Motorsport Images

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1958 Le Mans 24 Hours: Edgar Barth, Paul Frere, Porsche RSK

1958 Le Mans 24 Hours: Edgar Barth, Paul Frere, Porsche RSK Motorsport Images

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1960 Le Mans 24 Hours - Graham Whitehead, Henry Taylor, Ferrari 250 GTO, leads Edgar Barth, Wolfgang Seidel, Porsche RS60

1960 Le Mans 24 Hours - Graham Whitehead, Henry Taylor, Ferrari 250 GTO, leads Edgar Barth, Wolfgang Seidel, Porsche RS60 Motorsport Images

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1961 Le Mans 24 Hours - Masten Gregory, Bob Holbert, Porsche RS61 Spyder

1961 Le Mans 24 Hours - Masten Gregory, Bob Holbert, Porsche RS61 Spyder Motorsport Images

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1962 Le Mans 24 Hours - Olivier Gendebien, Phil Hill, Ferrari 330 TRI/LM, leads Ben Pon, Carel Godin de Beaufort, Porsche 695 GS

1962 Le Mans 24 Hours - Olivier Gendebien, Phil Hill, Ferrari 330 TRI/LM, leads Ben Pon, Carel Godin de Beaufort, Porsche 695 GS Motorsport Images

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1962 French GP - Dan Gurney, Porsche 804

1962 French GP - Dan Gurney, Porsche 804 Motorsport Images

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1962 French GP: Race winner Dan Gurney, Porsche 804

1962 French GP: Race winner Dan Gurney, Porsche 804 Motorsport Images

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1963 German GP - Gerhard Mitter, Porsche 718

1963 German GP - Gerhard Mitter, Porsche 718 Motorsport Images

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1964 Le Mans 24 Hours - Edgar Barth, Herbert Linge, Porsche 904/8, leads Ben Pon, Henk van Zalinge, Porsche 904 GTS

1964 Le Mans 24 Hours - Edgar Barth, Herbert Linge, Porsche 904/8, leads Ben Pon, Henk van Zalinge, Porsche 904 GTS Motorsport Images

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1970 Le Mans 24 Hours - Hans Herrmann, Richard Attwood, Porsche 917K

1970 Le Mans 24 Hours - Hans Herrmann, Richard Attwood, Porsche 917K Motorsport Images

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1971 Buenos Aires 1000km: Emerson Fittipaldi, Carlos Reutemann, Porsche 917K

1971 Buenos Aires 1000km: Emerson Fittipaldi, Carlos Reutemann, Porsche 917K Motorsport Images

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1971 Watkins Glen 6 Hours: Derek Bell, Richard Attwood, Porsche 917K

1971 Watkins Glen 6 Hours: Derek Bell, Richard Attwood, Porsche 917K Motorsport Images

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1971 Le Mans 24 Hours: Willi Kauhsen, Reinhold Joest, Porsche 917/20 'Pink Pig'

1971 Le Mans 24 Hours: Willi Kauhsen, Reinhold Joest, Porsche 917/20 'Pink Pig' Sutton Images

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1973 Targa Florio: Race winners Herbert Muller, Gijs van Lennep, Porsche Carrera RSR

1973 Targa Florio: Race winners Herbert Muller, Gijs van Lennep, Porsche Carrera RSR Motorsport Images

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1974 Safari Rally: Bjorn Waldegard, Hans Thorszelius, Porsche 911

1974 Safari Rally: Bjorn Waldegard, Hans Thorszelius, Porsche 911 Motorsport Images

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1975 Silverstone 6 Hours: Jacky Ickx, Jochen Mass, Porsche 935

1975 Silverstone 6 Hours: Jacky Ickx, Jochen Mass, Porsche 935 Motorsport Images

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1976 Le Mans 24 Hours - Jacky Ickx, Gijs van Lennep, Porsche 936

1976 Le Mans 24 Hours - Jacky Ickx, Gijs van Lennep, Porsche 936 Motorsport Images

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1977 Silverstone 6 Hours: Jochen Mass, Jacky Ickx, Porsche 935

1977 Silverstone 6 Hours: Jochen Mass, Jacky Ickx, Porsche 935 Motorsport Images

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1979 Silverstone 6 Hours: Jochen Mass crashes his Essex Porsche

1979 Silverstone 6 Hours: Jochen Mass crashes his Essex Porsche Motorsport Images

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1979 Le Mans 24 Hours: #41 Porsche Kremer Racing Porsche 935 K3: Klaus Ludwig, Don Whittington, Bill Whittington

1979 Le Mans 24 Hours: #41 Porsche Kremer Racing Porsche 935 K3: Klaus Ludwig, Don Whittington, Bill Whittington Philippe Hubert

Philippe Hubert

1982 Daytona 24: Bob Akin, Derek Bell, Craig Siebert, Porsche 935 Turbo

1982 Daytona 24: Bob Akin, Derek Bell, Craig Siebert, Porsche 935 Turbo Motorsport Images

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1980 Rally Monte Carlo: Hannu Mikkola, Arne Hertz, Porsche 911 SC Carrera

1980 Rally Monte Carlo: Hannu Mikkola, Arne Hertz, Porsche 911 SC Carrera Motorsport Images

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1981 Le Mans 24 Hours - Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell, Porsche 936/81

1981 Le Mans 24 Hours - Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell, Porsche 936/81 Motorsport Images

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1982 Brands Hatch 1000: Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell, Porsche 956

1982 Brands Hatch 1000: Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell, Porsche 956 Motorsport Images

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1982 Le Mans 24 Hours - #1 Rothmans Porsche Porsche 956: Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell

1982 Le Mans 24 Hours - #1 Rothmans Porsche Porsche 956: Jacky Ickx, Derek Bell Jean-Philippe Legrand

Jean-Philippe Legrand

1983 Fuji 1000km: Race winners Derek Bell, Stefan Bellof, Rothmans Porsche 956

1983 Fuji 1000km: Race winners Derek Bell, Stefan Bellof, Rothmans Porsche 956 Motorsport Images

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1983 Le Mans 24 Hours - Al Holbert, Hurley Haywood, Vern Schuppan, Porsche 956

1983 Le Mans 24 Hours - Al Holbert, Hurley Haywood, Vern Schuppan, Porsche 956 Motorsport Images

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1984 Le Mans 24 Hours - Podium: Klaus Ludwig, Henri Pescarolo, Porsche 956

1984 Le Mans 24 Hours - Podium: Klaus Ludwig, Henri Pescarolo, Porsche 956 Motorsport Images

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1985 Selangor 800: Vern Schuppan, James Weaver, Porsche 956, leads Oscar Larrauri, Massimo Sigala, Frank Jelinski, Porsche 956

1985 Selangor 800: Vern Schuppan, James Weaver, Porsche 956, leads Oscar Larrauri, Massimo Sigala, Frank Jelinski, Porsche 956

1985 Le Mans 24 Hours - #33 Fitzpatrick Porsche Team Porsche 956: David Hobbs, Jo Gartner, Guy Edwards

1985 Le Mans 24 Hours - #33 Fitzpatrick Porsche Team Porsche 956: David Hobbs, Jo Gartner, Guy Edwards Patrick Martinoli

Patrick Martinoli

1986 Le Mans 24 Hours - Hans-Joachim Stuck, Derek Bell, Al Holbert, Porsche 962C

1986 Le Mans 24 Hours - Hans-Joachim Stuck, Derek Bell, Al Holbert, Porsche 962C Motorsport Images

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1987 Le Mans 24 Hours - Hans-Joachim Stuck, Al Holbert, Derek Bell, Rothmans Porsche 962C

1987 Le Mans 24 Hours - Hans-Joachim Stuck, Al Holbert, Derek Bell, Rothmans Porsche 962C Motorsport Images

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1989 Daytona 24 - John Andretti, Derek Bell, Bob Wollek, Porsche 962

1989 Daytona 24 - John Andretti, Derek Bell, Bob Wollek, Porsche 962 Motorsport Images

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1991 Le Mans 24 Hours - scar Larrauri, Jesus Pareja, Walter Brun, Brun C91 Judd

1991 Le Mans 24 Hours - scar Larrauri, Jesus Pareja, Walter Brun, Brun C91 Judd Motorsport Images

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1992 Le Mans 24 Hours - Derek Bell, Justin Bell, Tiff Needell, Porsche 962C

1992 Le Mans 24 Hours - Derek Bell, Justin Bell, Tiff Needell, Porsche 962C Motorsport Images

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1993 Daytona 24 - Rob Dyson, James Weaver, Price Cobb, Elliot Forbes-Robinson, Porsche 962C

1993 Daytona 24 - Rob Dyson, James Weaver, Price Cobb, Elliot Forbes-Robinson, Porsche 962C Motorsport Images

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1994 Le Mans 24 Hours - Derek Bell, Kremer Porsche Spyder, with his wife Misty

1994 Le Mans 24 Hours - Derek Bell, Kremer Porsche Spyder, with his wife Misty Motorsport Images

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1995 Le Mans 24 Hours - Guy Kuster, Karel Dolejsi, Peter Seikel, Porsche 911 GT2

1995 Le Mans 24 Hours - Guy Kuster, Karel Dolejsi, Peter Seikel, Porsche 911 GT2 Motorsport Images

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1996 Le Mans 24 Hours - Race winners Davy Jones, Alexander Wurz, Manuel Reuter, TWR Porsche WSC 95 on the podium

1996 Le Mans 24 Hours - Race winners Davy Jones, Alexander Wurz, Manuel Reuter, TWR Porsche WSC 95 on the podium Motorsport Images

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1997 Le Mans 24 Hours - Michel Neugarten, Jean-Claude Lagniez, Guy Martinolle, Porsche 911 GT2

1997 Le Mans 24 Hours - Michel Neugarten, Jean-Claude Lagniez, Guy Martinolle, Porsche 911 GT2 Motorsport Images

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1998 Le Mans 24 Hours - Allan McNish, Laurent Aiello, Stéphane Ortelli, Porsche 911 GT1-98

1998 Le Mans 24 Hours - Allan McNish, Laurent Aiello, Stéphane Ortelli, Porsche 911 GT1-98 Motorsport Images

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2001 Rolex 24 - Lucas Luhr, Randy Pobst, Mike Fitzgerald, Christian Menzel, Porsche 911 GT3-RS, leads Don Kitch, Dave Parker, Dave Gaylord, Mike Oberholtzer, Porsche 911 GT3-R

2001 Rolex 24 - Lucas Luhr, Randy Pobst, Mike Fitzgerald, Christian Menzel, Porsche 911 GT3-RS, leads Don Kitch, Dave Parker, Dave Gaylord, Mike Oberholtzer, Porsche 911 GT3-R Michael L. Levitt / Motorsport Images

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2003 Spa 24 Hours - Race winners Stephane Ortelli, Marc Lieb, Romian Dumas, Porsche 996 GT3-RS

2003 Spa 24 Hours - Race winners Stephane Ortelli, Marc Lieb, Romian Dumas, Porsche 996 GT3-RS Motorsport Images

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2005 Le Mans 24 Hours - #76 Porsche 911 GT3-RS: Raymond Narac, Sebastien Dumez, Romain Dumas

2005 Le Mans 24 Hours - #76 Porsche 911 GT3-RS: Raymond Narac, Sebastien Dumez, Romain Dumas Jeff Bloxham / Motorsport Images

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2005 Goodwood Festival of Speed - Porsche 356

2005 Goodwood Festival of Speed - Porsche 356 Jeff Bloxham / Motorsport Images

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2007 Le Mans 24 Hours - #93 Porsche 997 GT3 RSR: Allan Simonsen, Lars Erik Nielsen, Pierre Ehret

2007 Le Mans 24 Hours - #93 Porsche 997 GT3 RSR: Allan Simonsen, Lars Erik Nielsen, Pierre Ehret Kevin Wood / Motorsport Images

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2014 Rolex 24 - #911 Porsche 911 RSR, GTLM, Nick Tandy, Richard Lietz, Patrick Pilet

2014 Rolex 24 - #911 Porsche 911 RSR, GTLM, Nick Tandy, Richard Lietz, Patrick Pilet F. Peirce Williams / Motorsport Images

F. Peirce Williams / Motorsport Images

2015 Le Mans 24 Hours - #19 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Nico Hulkenberg, Nick Tandy, Earl Bamber

2015 Le Mans 24 Hours - #19 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Nico Hulkenberg, Nick Tandy, Earl Bamber Eric Gilbert

Eric Gilbert

2016 Le Mans 24 Hours - Checkered flag for #2 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb

2016 Le Mans 24 Hours - Checkered flag for #2 Porsche Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Romain Dumas, Neel Jani, Marc Lieb Zak Mauger / Motorsport Images

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2016 IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge Austin - Stephen Tullman, Gold

2016 IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge Austin - Stephen Tullman, Gold Jake Galstad / Motorsport Images

Jake Galstad / Motorsport Images

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours - Race winners #2 Porsche LMP Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Timo Bernhard, Earl Bamber, Brendon Hartley

2017 Le Mans 24 Hours - Race winners #2 Porsche LMP Team Porsche 919 Hybrid: Timo Bernhard, Earl Bamber, Brendon Hartley JEP / Motorsport Images

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