The Porsche 911 Series became Porsche's flagship line from the introduction of the classic 911 in 1963 up to the present. Even though it underwent numerous automotive developments, it maintained its distinctive and rear-engined design throughout its 47 years.
The Porsche 993, in replacing the
964, not only came with new headlamps and rounded bumpers but also came with numerous automotive upgrades making it a much better car. It first came only as Coupes and Cabriolets, but the Targa introduced in 1996 was just a cabriolet with a retractable glass roof instead of a soft top. It was then replaced by the very modern and water-cooled
Porsche 996 in 1998 making the 993 the last air-cooled 911.