On the 11th of May this year Porsche celebrated the millionth 911 leaving its production line in Stuttgart, almost half a century after the first model made it’s debut appearance at the 1963 International Motor Show in Germany and quickly became one of the most iconic sports cars known to man.
Back in the sixties the 911 was fitted with a two litre engine, with 130bhp and capable of a top speed of 131mph.
Comparing that to the recent one-millionth model which is based on the 911 Carrera S boasting 450bhp along with a top speed of 193mph you could be forgiven for thinking that it’s a completely different vehicle!
The newer models are painted in ‘Irish Green’ evoking memories of the first official 911 and has
several decals which are in situ as a nod to the landmark occasion.
Within, leather seats feature the same pepita pattern found in the original vehicle, whilst the spherical dashboard instruments are finished with silver surround.
A ‘1,000,000’ logo is also placed within the instrument cluster and on the B-pillars
as a further acknowledgement to this historical event.
Dr Wolfgang Porsche, who is chairman of the Supervisory Board at Porsche AG has been involved in the development of the 911 since day one.
He 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″
We are sure it will come as no surprise to hear that there are no plans to sell the one-millionth 911. You can still get a glimpse of this iconic Porsche though as it will go on a world tour which will include visits to the USA, China and Scottish Highlands before ending up in its final destination; the Porsche Museum.