Finding yourself responsible for an icon can be a blessing as a curse, something Porsche is all too familiar with when it comes to the 911.
Responsible for leading that change is August Achleitner, who has some Porsche legacy of his own indeed.
“The decisive factor is that the 911 generates a driving feeling that no other car can impart,” the 911 model line director says, having held that position for almost two decades.
“We know where we’re from and where we want to go.”
Still, 911 mainstays like the flat-six engine mounted at the rear are going to face increasing pressure to embrace new powertrains.
Porsche hasn’t been slow to adopt electrification, though that’s primarily found in its more recently-created vehicles, like the Panamera four-door.