The Porsche 911 has reached 1 million units across its 54-year lifespan, Porsche has announced.
Porsche is to celebrate the production landmark by sending the milestone car on a world tour
The one millionth Porsche 911 to be produced is a one-off Carrera S model featuring a number of exclusive features that pay tribute to the original 911 of 1963.
The two-door model is a one-off celebration edition painted in Irish Green. It was produced at Porsche’s Zuffenhausen factory in Stuttgart, Germany, where every 911 is currently made. Every two-door Porsche model is produced on a single production line.
The 911 sold 32,365 units in 2016. Remarkably, Porsche claims that more than 70% of the million 911 to have been built are still roadworthy today.
Porsche chairman Wolfgang Porsche said: “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.”
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The 911, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman are all built at the Zuffenhausen plant in Stuttgart, and will be joined by the Mission E electric car when the model reaches production at the end of the decade.
The millionth 911 will be kept by Porsche, and will shortly embark on a world tour. Among other stops, the tour will include a road trip in the Scottish Highlands, lapping the Nürburgring, and visits to the USA and China. The car will eventually be placed in the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart.
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