Porsche 911 Celebrates Birthday With Song, Game
- The Porsche 911 sings "Happy Birthday" to itself in a new YouTube video.
- The music is created by using the signature roar of seven generations of the Porsche 911.
- An online video game also celebrates the 50th birthday of the Porsche 911.
STUTTGART, Germany — Porsche has added some fun and games to its 50th anniversary celebration of the iconic Porsche 911.
The German sports car maker has released a video and an online video game that brings together seven 911 generations playing sweet music — the signature roar of each year's distinct engine.
The video shows each 911 motoring around an airport hangar to finally land on a piano key. After each one parks on the keyboard, the engines sing the "Happy Birthday" song to themselves.
Porsche reminds the viewer that: "Sometimes, you don't need a piano to create a symphony."
It also links to an online arcade game, where viewers press the numbers that coincide with the 911 piano keys. If the player racks up enough points, it unlocks a Porsche film.
The "Birthday Roar" video and game are the latest in a series of Porsche events designed to showcase the golden anniversary of the sports car. It introduced the 50th Anniversary edition at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, where the 911 originally debuted in 1963.
Edmunds says: Porsche is getting a lot of mileage out of its 50th birthday.