Porsche 911 number 1,000,000 has made its way down the Zuffenhausen production line, and will be taken around the world to various locations
The Porsche 911 has passed a significant milestone, with the one-millionth example rolling off the production line at Zuffenhausen. After more than 50 years, the 911 remains one of Porsche’s most successful models, and in 2016 a total of 32,365 911s were sold. The Macan SUV currently sells far more than this, but Porsche’s place as the world’s most profitable car manufacturer has a lot to do with the 911.
But success isn’t purely measured in numbers built. Porsche claims that more than half of Porsche’s 30,000 race wins over the years can be attributed to the 911, while it also claims that around 70 percent of the 911s ever built are still in drivable condition around the world.
Based on the Carrera S – the model that best represents the 911’s core values – the millionth car features a number of unique features and spec options. Painted in Irish Green, the exterior features satin silver mirrors and door handles, 20-inch Carrera Sport wheels and gold badges. Inside, there are green dials, wood steering wheel and houndstooth trim on the seats.
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 millionth car will be taken around the world on tour celebrating the milestone – from the Scottish Highlands to China – before it goes on permanent display at the Porsche Museum.