On May 11 in Germany, the 1-millionth 911 model rolled off the Porsche production line. The Carrera S came in the special color of Irish Green and includes several exclusive features following the original 911 from 1963.
The production site in Zuffenhausen, Germany is where all 911s ever built have been manufactured. Today, all two-door cars-911, 718 Boxster, and 718 Cayman-and their various derivatives are handled on one assembly line thanks to a sophisticated production approach, according to Porsche. The assembly workers are experts in up to 200 different tasks and, with their passion and knowledge, they ensure that each Porsche is delivered with the quality typical of the brand.
The 1-millionth 911 will not be sold. Before it moves on to the collection at the Porsche Museum, it will embark on a world tour and will take road trips in the Scottish Highlands, around the NÃ¼rburgring, and in the USA, China, and beyond.
The two-door 911 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, according to the company.
Wolfgang Porsche, chairman of the supervisory board of Porsche AG, has been a part of the development of the 911 since day one.
“Fifty-four years ago, I was able to take my first trips over the Grossglockner High Alpine Road with my father,” he said. “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, according to the company. Over 70 percent of all Porsche cars ever built are still ready to drive today. In addition, the Porsche 911 can consistently be found at the top of quality rankings such as the Initial Quality Study from the U.S. market research institute J.D. Power.
More than half of Porsche’s over 30,000 race wins can be credited to the iconic car, and it still thrills private motorsport enthusiasts around the world in numerous racing series.
Porsche has never strayed from the founding concept of the original 911.
“But we have continued to enhance the technology of the 911, refining and perfecting the sports car,” said Oliver Blume, chairman of the executive board of Porsche AG, “that’s why it remains a state-of-the-art and technically innovative vehicle. We have also been able to expand the model line very successfully through derivatives.”