The one-millionth Porsche 911 has been revealed, 54 years after the high-performance sports car manufacturer produced their very first model.
- Based on Carrera S model
- 445 bhp, 0-62 mph in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of a 194 mph
- Countless exterior and interior changes to pay homage to first 1963 model
- Won’t go on sale, but cost around $239,000 (£185,000) to produce
Porsche’s 911 is probably one of the most recognisable sports car models in motoring history. Whilst it may have been over 50 years since it was first launched, it still shares countless similarities today as to the first one that rolled out the factory. Some people criticise the 911 for this very reason, saying it lacks innovation and revolution, but others love it. After all, the best designs are timeless, and the 911 still looks as great today as it did back then, despite still looking very similar.
Now though the one-millionth 911 has been made, and as you’d expect, it isn’t your normal 911. Firstly, it’s a Carrera S model, meaning it’ll get all the extra sporty additions that it offers over a base Carrera. On top of that, rather than being the standard 415 bhp, it’s been pushed up to 445 bhp allowing it to hit 0-62 mph in only 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 194 mph – all through Porsche’s awesome age-old six-speed manual.
There isn’t many sports car models with the history and success that the 911 has, and that’s worth applauding.
Porsche have then handed the car over to their special personalisation arm Porsche Exclusive, who have added several touches that pay homage to the very first 1963 model. Additions include the pepita pattern leather seats, mahogany rim steering wheel and the classic chrome dashboard instruments with green dials. There’s also a 1,000,000 logo that appears in several places on the inside and outside of the car. Finally, it’s then finished in Irish Green; the same colour that founder Ferdinand Porsche’s son Ferry had on his first 911.
The one-millionth 911 wasn’t actually made for a customer so therefore it won’t ever go on sale. Instead, it’ll go on a promotional world tour before being put on display at Porsche’s museum in Stuttgart. Porsche said though that they invested around $239,000 into making this one-off special, which is around £185,000.
Whilst people will continue to debate over the subject of the 911’s looks, nobody can deny that it’s some achievement for Porsche to hit one million units. There isn’t many sports car models with the history and success that the 911 has, and that’s worth applauding.
Personally if I was to have a 911, it probably wouldn’t look anything like this one. Don’t get me wrong, I actually really like the look of it, but my one would look very, very different. Still, it’s a really nice blend of old and new school, and that works really well to mark the occasion. Congratulations Porsche on one million 911’s!