• Introduction of Japanese die cast miniature car toy, Tomica

Porsche 911 is a sports car that adopts RR (Rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout) and is on sale from 1964.



The above picture is the 7th generation Porsche 911 Carrera of die cast miniature car toy “Tomica No.117” which was released by TOMY COMPANY,LTD of Japan on January 19 2013.


This miniature car toy reproduces the front mask that anyone can recognize as Porsche as faithfully as possible.

The traditional round headlights of Porsche 911 are reproduced with silver paint.

In addition, the small light and the turn signal lamp part under the headlight is also expressed with silver paint.


The Porsche emblem is reproduced by printing on the front bonnet.

Although the central prancing horse that originally derived from the coat of arms of Stuttgart city is not exactly reproduced, I can sufficiently recognize that it is the Porsche emblem.

Considering that it is just a few millimeters in size, I think printing on this emblem is very good.



The body size of 991 type Porsche 911 Carrera is low and wide proportion with total length 4491 mm, total width 1808 mm, total height 1303 mm.

Especially seeing from the side, this miniature car toy is very sporty.


991 type Porsche 911 has a large inclination of the windshield, and the dashboard extends far forward.

Even in this die cast miniature car toy, I can also see the dashboard part well through the windshield made of clear resin.

On the other hand, the turn signal lamp on the side and the oil filler port on the right front fender are expressed by the shape of die casting.



Porsche 911 has an engine on the rear, and the engine hood is equipped with the louver that enhances heat dissipation.


This miniature car toy expresses the louver by the shape of die casting.

However, since the louver is not painted, the three-dimensional feel like the actual car is not reproduced.



991 type Porsche 911 has a logo of “PORSCHE 911 Carrera” under the movable rear spoiler at the tail end.

This die cast miniature car toy reproduces it by printing.

It is a little hard to see because silver-colored characters are printed on the white color body.

But since the size balance and font is similar to the actual car’s logo, the finish of printing is very good.


On the other hand, the rear combination lamp, which became thinner and sharper than the previous 997 type, is represented by red painting.

Since some of the models in Tomica express turn signal lamp in silver, it is a bit disappointing.


The scale is 1/64, and the actual size of this die cast miniature car toy is about 69mm.

Pseudo suspension which is familiar to sports cars of Tomica, is also set up to this model.






【About actual PORSCHE 911】



◆901 TYPE PORSCHE 911 (The 1st generation) 1964-1974


Production of the 1st generation Porsche 911 (901 type) started as a successor to Porsche 356 in 1964.

The 2.0-liter air-cooled horizontally opposed six cylinder engine generated 130 PS / 6, 100 rpm, 17.8 kgm / 4, 200 rpm.

The engine was expanded at the time of improvement and Porsche 911 equipped with 2.7-liter engine appeared in 1973.



◆930 TYPE PORSCHE 911 (The 2nd generation) 1974-1989


The second generation Porsche 911 (type 930) was announced in 1974 as a turbo model.

Porsche 911 turbo released in Germany in 1975 carried a 3.0-liter air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder turbo engine generating 260 PS / 5,500 rpm, 35.0 kgm / 4,500 rpm.

In 1978, Porsche 911 with a naturally aspirated engine also shifted to 930 type.



◆964 TYPE PORSCHE 911 (The 3rd generation) 1989-1993


The 3rd generation Porsche 911 (964 type) was released in 1989 as the 4WD model “Carrera 4”.

The air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine expanded to 3.6 liters and generated 250 PS / 6, 100 rpm, 31.6 kg / 4,800 rpm.

Porsche 911 Carrera 2 of the RR drive system same as the conventional model was released in 1990.



◆993 TYPE PORSCHE 911 (The 4th generation) 1993-1998


The 4th generation Porsche 911 (993 type) was released in 1993.

The 3.6-liter air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine same as the previous 964 type was strengthened to 272 PS / 6, 100 rpm, 33.6 kg / 5 000 rpm.

As the 5th generation Porsche 911 adopted a water-cooled engine, 993 type became the last Porsche 911 with an air-cooled engine.



◆996 TYPE PORSCHE 911 (The 5th generation) 1997-2004


The 5th generation Porsche 911 (996 type) appeared in 1997 with a new design for both the car body and the engine.

The water-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine newly designed to cope with environmental problems generated 300PS / 6,800 rpm, 35.7 kgm / 4,600 rpm despite the displacement downsized to 3.4-liter.



◆997 TYPE PORSCHE 911 (The 6th generation) 2004-2011


The 6th generation Porsche 911 (997 type) was developed based on 996 type and appeared in 2004.

Atypical headlights that were unpopular with 996 type were abolished, and the round headlights revived.

The 3.6 liter engine mounted at the time of release generated 325 ps (239 kW) / 6800 rpm, 37.7 kg · m (370 N · m) / 4250 rpm.



◆991 TYPE PORSCHE 911 (The 7th generation) 2011-present


The 7th generation Porsche 911 (991 type) adopted a lightweight chassis called “Steel-Aluminum Hybrid Chassis” and appeared in 2011.

Porsche 911 of die cast miniature car introduced here is the early model of 991 type Porsche 911.


911 Carrera was equipped with a newly developed direct injection 3.6-liter horizontally opposed six cylinder naturally aspirated engine with a displacement of 200 cc smaller than the conventional model.

Although the engine displacement was reduced, it generated more power, like 350PS / 7,400 rpm, 39.8 kgm / 5,600 rpm.

On the other hand, the high-performance version of Carrera S was equipped with a direct injection 3.8-liter naturally aspirated engine generating 400 PS / 7, 400 rpm, 44.9 kg / 5,600 rpm.


Porsche Stability Management System (PSM), which stabilizes the behavior of the vehicle in the dangerous situation, was prepared as standard equipment in Carrera and Carrera S.

On the other hand, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which electronically controls the damping force of the damper according to the road surface condition and driving style, was prepared as standard equipment in Carrera S and as option in Carrera.


In 2013, Porsche 911 GT-3 equipped with Porsche’s first 4WS system “Active Rear Wheel Steering” was added.

The engine mounted on 911 GT-3 generated 475 PS / 8, 250 rpm, 44.8 kg / 6, 250 rpm, while it was 3.8-liter the same as Carrera S.


A minor change of 911 Carrera and 911 Carrera S was announced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015.

Porsche also adopted the downsizing method to increase power while improving fuel economy, and a turbo engine was installed.

It is called “rightsizing turbo” derived from Porsche’s traditional philosophy “Surprising power from small displacement”.


Both Carrera and Carrera S are equipped with a 3.0 liter horizontal opposed 6 cylinder twin turbo engine.

However, the maximum supercharging pressure is 0.9 bar for Carrera and 1.1 bar for Carrera S, and the maximum output is different.


[Porsche 911 Carrera]

Maximum output 370 ps / 6500 rpm

Maximum torque 45.9 kgm / 1700 – 5000 rpm


[Porsche 911 Carrera S]

Maximum output 420 ps / 6500 rpm

Maximum torque 51.0 kgm / 1700 – 5000 rpm


In addition, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), which has further improved comfort and dynamic performance, is equipped as standard on all models.


On the other hand, the late model of Porsche 911 GT-3 was announced at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017.

The engine expanded to 4.0-liter and generated 368 kW (500 PS) / 8,250 rpm, 460 N · m / 6,000 rpm.

Also, as the option, 6 speed MT is revived from the late model of 911 GT-3.