Photo credits: Porsche

It's been nearly 50 years since the original Porsche 911 appeared at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1963. Throughout the years, the German sports car remained faithful to its original design language and engine configuration. A beetle shaped sports car with a rear mounted flat-six engine, this odd combination survived for 50 years. Until this day, the Porsche 911 is one of the finest, fastest, best selling sports cars in the world.

Part of its celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the iconic model, Porsche released these pictures of the original 911 side to side with the latest 911 Carrera S. It's interesting to see how the 911 became bigger throughout the years. Just like Lamborghini, Porsche will be marking the 50th anniversary by unveiling a special model at the Frankfurt Motor Show next September.

Check out the short documentary about the almighty 911 after jump.

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