Despite having hundreds – if not, thousands – of significant and innovative changes happen underneath the hood over the past five decades, the distinctive silhouette of the Porsche 911 has largely remained the same.

Regardless, the teardrop-shaped 911 still sits at the top of the list for car aficionados and noobs alike for its timeless mystique and accessible simplicity.

More recently, the car nuts over at Donut Media put together an impressive animation that packs fifty years worth of Porsche industrial design into less than 90 seconds.

“The evolution of the Porsche 911 has a rich history filled with innovation and has undergone continuous development though the basic concept has changed very little since its inception,” explain the animators. “Ultimately, the 911 was named one of the best cars of the 20th century, standing the test of time and turning heads in the process.”

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Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.