Many carmakers use the race track as a proving ground for innovations which may eventually find their way into production models. Nowhere is this more true than at Porsche, whose runaway success in motorsports has consistently informed its consumer sports cars. What follows is our illustrated history of these engineering correspondences, from way past into the near future.

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Updated 10/20: Thanks for all the sharp feedback, Kinja-ites! We incorporated several of your eagle-eyed corrections into the updated infographic below.

Hunter Slaton is the Content Director for Studio@Gawker.

Infographic by Ramóna Udvardi.

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