The legendary Porsche 911 is at once a world-renowned standard-setter for sporty driving and an icon of automotive design. Its massive commercial success, moreover, has made Porsche one of the most profitable automakers in the world.
The 911 recently achieved a remarkable milestone when the one-millionth unit came off the production line at the company’s plant in Zuffenhausen, Germany. The Irish Green-coloured Porsche 911 Carrera S is bedecked in several exclusive features that pay tribute to the 1963 original, including gold-coloured lettering and a numbered plaque affixed to the chassis.
Porsche is sending the special 911 out on a world tour that will take it from Nürburgring to China, with stops in Scotland, the United States and several other countries along the way, before it makes it way to its permanent home at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart.
Related Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Porsche AG, “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”.
Possibly the most impressive thing about the Porsche 911 is that, even as it has enjoyed worldwide success (32,365 units were sold around the world in 2016), it has maintained an aura of exclusivity, not to mention a consistently high level of quality: according to Porsche, over 70% of all 911s produced to this day can still be driven, an accomplishment it attributes to the expertise and passion of its workers at the Zuffenhausen plant.