What is possibly the most iconic German vehicle hit an even more iconic milestone just a few days back– after 54 years of production, the 1,000,000th Porsche 911 has officially rolled off the production line.
A million balloons and 400 cases of beer were delivered to the factory in Zuffenhausen, not only to celebrate the completion of the millionth iteration, but also to celebrate the nameplate’s past 54 years of success and quality.
As stated in the release, “Designed for both the road and track, no other sports car embodies this recipe for success quite like the 911.” The performance and style icon that debuted back in ’63 has truly evolved into a legendary sports car, continuing to raise the bar while remaining completely sophisticated.
The milestone is marked with the creation of this beautiful Irish Green 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S. The car was created with the goal of paying tribute to the original– from the unique paint color, the old-school wood, leather, and houndstooth interior, all the way down to the proper manual gearbox.
A Chairman on Porsche’s Supervisory Board, Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, has played a part in the 911’s development since its inception, “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 [in] 1948.”
The car is not for sale– but it is heading on a world tour to hit the Nürburgring, the States, then China before it moves on to expand the collection at the Porsche Museum.