The one-millionth unit of the Porsche 911 is here. Fifty-four years after the iconic 911 was first introduced, Porsche has finally reached the one million count on the 11th of May at their factory in Zuffenhausen. It rolled out of the production line as an Irish Green Carrera S - and this is actually what Australian race car driver Mark Webber teased us with.
Though one million in a span of over half a century does not sound much, the 911 is actually quite popular considering that it is an expensive model. In comparison, that number is already impressive for a sports car, but then again, it is unusual for automakers to keep the same model line alive for 10 years, even more in this case. In fact, the company says that 70 percent of all 911s are probably road worthy still. In other words, there are about 700,000 units of the 911 that are still in good shape all over the world today.
So, what makes this one extra special apart from its production number? This 911 is a rear wheel drive Carrera S, equipped with an upgraded flat-six engine that produces 450 horsepower. It’s similar to the very first model but it’s better as it comes in a seven-speed manual transmission.
Physically, it looks like a throwback to the 1960s with its Irish Green finish - which is still an option for buyers today. Inside the cabin is a set of leather seats with houndstooth details, old school touches, wood trims, and a handmade mahogany steering wheel. Silver rings are also found around the gauges.
As a reminder of the 1964 model, the 911 Carrera S uses the old design of the Porsche crest on the steering wheel and the hood, and to remind us that this is the millionth production model, a couple of “1,000,000” badges can be found around the car including the B-pillar, the dashboard trim, and even the startup screen in the gauge cluster.
All Porsche 911s were built and assembled at their Zuffenhausen headquarters. All models including the 911, 718 Boxter and 718 Cayman are manufactured on a single production line. The manufacturing process is very important to keep the car’s quality at its best, or as they say, “legendary”.
Just imagine how much people will be willing to pay for the millionth 911 Carrera S. Too bad this specific model will not be going home with anyone. Porsche decided that they would display this one in the Porsche Museum in Germany after it goes on a world tour from the Nurburgring, the United States, China, and everywhere else. Well, you shouldn’t let go of unique pieces like this one after all.