Classic Cars

1990 VS 2015 – The Classic Porsche Vs The Modern Porsche


Make : Porsche
Model : 944 S2 Cabriolet
Year : 1990
Owner : Jean Pierre Kebbe
Country : Lebanon
President of : Porsche Club Lebanon

  • Inline 4-Cylinder
  • 3.0-Liter
  • 208-hp
  • 280 Nm
  • Front-Engined
  • Rear-Wheel Drive
  • 5-Speed Manual Transmission
  • 0 To 100 Km/h 6.9 Seconds
  • Top Speed 240 Km/h

Make : Porsche
Model : 911 Carrera 4S
Year : 2015
Owner : Jean Pierre Kebbe
Country : Lebanon
President of : Porsche Club Lebanon

  • Flat 6 Cylinder H-6 (premium)
  • 3.8-Liter
  • 400-hp
  • 500 Nm
  • Rear-engined
  • All-Wheel Drive
  • 7-Speed Auto-Shift Transmission
  • 0 to 100 Km/h 3.6 Seconds
  • Top Speed 303 Km/h
  • Porsche Exclusive Sport Techno 2 Rims

The Story

In the continuous battle of Old Vs New, here’s a story from someone who owns both.

Jean Pierre Kebbe, President of Porsche Club Lebanon and proud owner of 1990 944 S2 and 2015 911 Carrera 4S.

“The 944 was the first Porsche I owned back in the early 90s and I only had it for a short period of time, the impact that this vehicle engraved in my heart made me want to own it again. In 2015, I got my 911 Carrera 4S and as time passed by I wanted to own a classic Porsche as well, so my quest for that 944 began Black is the only color for me and finding a black 944 was not easy. There aren’t many of them around. Until eventually I found it in cabriolet trim as black as it can get. I had never thought I would actually buy a convertible 944 nevertheless once I started driving it I fell in love with it.


As for the 911, it was a childhood dream and it was only a matter of time until I ordered the car in hopes of keeping it forever. It is such a pleasure and a rush driving this particular car, the way it revs, the continuous buildup of torque, the roars it makes; in a nutshell, it puts a huge smile on my face every time I drive it.

I chose the 4S model simply because it handles much better than RWD cars, it drives like a RWD with 100% torque to the back and flows traction to the front wheels on demand and when needed.

Black of course… cause other colors are not an option for me.”