It is the quintessential sports car for everyday driving, and a style icon that is unmistakable as both the face and heart of the Porsche brand – the 911.
In Zuffenhausen recently, the one-millionth model rolled off the production line – a Carrera S in the special color “Irish Green,” with numerous exclusive features following the original 911 from 1963.
The two-door car remains the most important model in the product range and is key in helping Porsche maintain its position as one of the most prestigious car manufacturers in the world.
Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG, has been a part of the development of the 911 since day one saying, “Fifty-four years ago, I was able to take my first trips over the Grossglockner High Alpine Road with my father.
“The feeling of being in a 911 is just as enjoyable now as it was then. That’s because the 911 has ensured that the core values of our brand are as visionary today as they were in the first Porsche 356/1 from 1948.”
The Porsche 911 established a new category and remains at the pinnacle of the premium sports car segment.
In 2016 alone, 32,365 vehicles were delivered worldwide – more than ever before. Nevertheless, it has maintained its exclusivity over the decades and has become a coveted collector’s item.
The quality of the 911 and Porsche vehicles in general, is legendary. More than 70 per cent of all Porsche cars ever built are still ready to drive today.
The one-millionth 911 will not be sold. Before it moves on to enrich the collection at the Porsche Museum, it will embark on a world tour and will take road trips in the Scottish Highlands, around the Nurburgring, and in the USA, China, and beyond.