Porsche 901 – Pure Driving Footage

by | Apr 7, 2020 | Pure Driving Footage, Videos

We film a lot of cars each year and they all leave a lasting impression, but sometimes we’re so caught up with the job at hand that we don’t have time to appreciate appreciate the controlled fury that supercars are. That’s why we created the Pure Driving Footage series. No music. No words. Just the raw footage of the greatest cars on Earth.

Our fifth video in this series features a car that would change the course of Porsche’s history: the Porsche 901. The 901 was to be the successor to the 356 but there was a problem. When it was presented at the 1964 Paris Auto Salon Peugeot objected to the name, claiming they had ownership over 3-digit names where there’s a zero in the middle. Considering that practically all of their cars were named in that format (starting after WWII, at least) you can see why they were upset.

After producing eighty-two 901s, Porsche changed the 0 to a 1 and the 911 was born. Our video features 901 No. 57, which went through a 3-year restoration after being discovered in a barn in Germany in 2014. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the 911’s origins. 

Enjoy the raw footage from our archives. No music or voiceover. Just the cars as themselves doing the very thing that made us all fall in love with them in the first place. Below you’ll find the first three cars in our series: the Porsche 918 Spyder, the Corvette ZR1Porsche 959 and the C8 Corvette.