Thanks a million: Porsche celebrates 911 milestone

It has taken 54 years for the world’s most accomplished and iconic sports car to hit sales of 1,000,000 cars – but it has been well worth the wait.

By Viju Matthew 30/05/2017

In 1963, the same year that Porsche introduced its 911 to the world, McDonald's served its millionth hamburger. It may have taken more time, but the German automaker hit the same number with its archetypal automobile on May 11, as the one-millionth Porsche 911 was produced at the factory in Zuffenhausen.

The car that captured the honour is a rear-wheel-drive Carrera S painted in the marque's Irish Green. With a 3-litre, twin-turbo boxer engine under the hood, the 313kW coupe covers zero to 100km/h in 4.1 seconds while on its way to a top speed of 307km/h.

But it doesn't just run with more horses than the original 96kW 911, the Carrera contains such high-tech touches as the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) damping control and the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) infotainment system, which both refine the ride inside.


Above is a detail of the dash in the one-millionth Porsche 911.

From daily driver to concourse-quality showpiece, the 911 remains one of the most popular sports cars on the market, as evidenced by the fact that 32,365 examples from the model line were delivered globally last year alone. One that will not be sold, however, is the Carrera that brought the count to a million, as it will be parked in the Porsche Museum after a world tour.

ADVERTISE WITH US

Subscribe to the Newsletter

Stay Connected

You may also like.

Robb Read: Porsche’s Best-Kept Secret

Have you heard about Zuffenhausen’s program to build the 911 or Cayenne of your dreams?

By Jason H. Harper

23/11/2020

Meet The All-Electric Elation Hypercar

After five years of development, the 1000kW beast is ready for homologation.

By Robert Ross

19/11/2020

Lamborghini’s Most Track Focused Huracan

The Raging Bull releases a road-legal race car.

By Terry Christodoulou

19/11/2020

Meet The Porsche 919 That Never Was

A detailed clay model of the street-legal hybrid racer appears in the new book “Porsche Unseen.”

By Bryan Hood

16/11/2020

Ferrari Unveils SF90 Spider

The marque’s new plug-in hybrid convertible bests the SF90 Stradale.

By Viju Mathew

14/11/2020

Buy the Magazine

Subscribe to Robb Report today!

Subscribe today

Stay Connected