Porsche has been a pivotal part of the sports car landscape since the 1950s, expanding exponentially towards the end of the 20th Century from low-volume family firm to diverse, tech-centric global phenomenon. But for all this growth, there are few cars more instantly recognisable than the evergreen 911, a compact sports tourer whose unique rear-engine configuration have made it practical, potent and enduring icon.

Since its earliest days, the Porsche philosophy has always been that costly racing programmes should benefit its road cars, and technology transfer from the highest echelons of motorsport are felt throughout its growing range of sports cars, luxury saloons, SUVs and now EVs.

The marque has invested substantially in electromobility in recent years, and on the heels of a historic hybrid Le Mans programme, has recently produced its first fully-electric sports saloon in the highly impressive new Taycan.

But for most of us Porsche is synonymous with the 911, the ultimate manifestation of which is the GT series, a family of road-legal super sports cars that raise the bar for rival manufacturers with every evolution. Unparalleled ownership experience and shrewd investment, these are Porsche’s modern-day apotheosis and the last of a dying breed.