A Milestone achieved – The One-Millionth Porsche 911 produced
Porsche 911 is one of the most iconic sports car in the history. Taking shape from the Volkswagen Beetle, Ferdinand”Butzi” Porsche penned the early sketches and the result of more or less unchanged forever silhouette of a lightweight sports car with the engine at the back where engine hood carries the three-number name decal – the 9 1 1. Earlier on 11th-May-2017 Zuffenhausen enjoyed the Porsche milestone, the one-millionth 911 model rolled off the production line.
Based on the present day Carrera S. the One-millionth rolled off the line in a special “Irish Green” exterior color, ornated with exclusive features that hark back to emulate the first 911 models from 1963. The two-door, rear-engine with name decals in gold, remains the most cardinal model in the product range and makes a huge contribution to maintaining Porsche’s position as one of the most profitable automotive manufacturers in the world.
Safety in Numbers
The Porsche 911 epochal and quintessential established a new category and remains at the pinnacle of the premium sports car segment. Here are few numbers that elaborate the success of 911.
- In 2016 alone, 32,365 vehicles were delivered worldwide. Nevertheless, it has maintained its exclusivity over the decades and has become a coveted collector’s item.
- The quality of the 911 is legendary and as such, over 70 percent of all 911s ever built are still ready to drive today.
- Over half of Porsche’s 30,000 race wins can be credited to the iconic car.
Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Porsche AG, has been a part of the development of the 911 since day one: “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”.
The World Tour
The one-millionth 911 is still being held by Porsche AG. 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 and around the Nürburgring, and in the USA, China and beyond.