Design legend Tony Hatter ended his career at Style Porsche after 34 years in autumn 2020
One of his favourite projects was the design of the last air-cooled Porsche 911, the 993 generation. After the great success of the 993 and a couple of design awards, Tony and his team when on to create the 993 Turbo. 1995 continued with the 911 GT1 series which won in Le Mans in 1998. Hatter also took over the design project management for the Porsche Carrera GT (Type 980) from 2003, the last, analogue supercar to date. Tony headed the design quality department until his departure. For enthusiasts of the last air-cooled 911, 119 Signature Edition Porsche 993 – 25 Years“ books will be published. All books are personally signed by Tony Hatter. Each book is accompanied by Tony’s 993 sketch dated 2020.
From the sale proceeds of the “Signature Edition”, € 9,993 will be donated to the fight against leukaemia at this year’s José Carreras fund raising gala in Leipzig. Tony and his wife, Vlasta, have supported this charity for many Years.
A small team created perhaps the most beautiful Porsche 911 ever
911 enthusiasts Bernd Kahnau (project manager) and Tony Hatter (design) were left to their own devices with a small team to realise their vision for the last classic Porsche 911. The result was the most beautiful and intriguing 911 ever. With the introduction of the 993, the production lines in Zuffenhausen were finally running at full capacity once again. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Porsche 993, Tony Hatter and Bernd Kahnau have given extensive interviews, offering detailed insights into the development phase for the first time.
Unpublished recordings from the Porsche archive
As well as offering detailed purchasing advice and information on price trends from 2015 to 2020, the book also goes into great detail concerning all the special models, some of which are unknown even to experts. For this book project, Porsche reopened its historical archive to allow hitherto unpublished photographs from the development phase of the 993 to be shown.