Porsche AG rolled of the one millionth 911 in Zuffenhausen today. The Irish Green coloured Carrera S was incorporated with several additional features to emulate the first 911, which began its production in 1963.
Dr Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Porsche AG commented during the ceremony, “54 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. But we have continued to enhance the technology of the 911, refining and perfecting the sports car. 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.”
The one millionth 911 will begin its journey at Porsche’s headquarters, heading to the Porsche Museum followed by road trips across the globe including the Scottish Highlands, Nurburgring, the USA and China.
Porsche sold 32,365 911s in 2016 and the company claims that over 70 per cent of the total 911s ever sold are still in drivable condition. The legacy of the 911 is expected to continue for several years to come.