Zuffenhausen Celebrates the Original Sports Car and Design Icon
In Zuffenhausen, Germany, the one millionth model rolled off the production line, a Carrera S in the special colour Irish Green, with numerous exclusive features following the original 911 from 1963. The two doors car remains the most important model in the product range and is key in helping Porsche maintain its position as one of the most prestigious car manufacturers in the world.
“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,” said Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Porsche AG, has been a part of the development of the 911 since day one.
The Porsche 911 established a new category and remains at the pinnacle of the premium sports car segment. It has maintained its exclusivity over the decades and has become a coveted collector’s item. The quality of the 911 and Porsche vehicles in general, is legendary. In addition, the Porsche 911 can consistently be found at the top of quality rankings such as the “Initial Quality Study” from the U.S. Market research institute J.D. Power.
The mythology of the Porsche 911 has been cultivated by countless motorsport successes. More than half of Porsche’s over 30,000 race wins can be credited to the iconic car and it still thrills private motorsport enthusiasts around the world in numerous racing series.
“But we have continued to enhance the technology of the 911, refining and perfecting the sports car,” says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche. “That’s why it remains a state of the art and technically innovative vehicle. We have also been able to expand the model line very successfully through derivatives.”
“I cannot imagine the success storey of the 911 without our unique Porsche employees. Today, we have the one millionth 911. The good thing about it is that our colleagues still make them with the same devotion as the first car. The construction of the Mission E at the Zuffenhausen site is ringing in a new era at Porsche. And it is clear that if we are to make it a success, we will need our highly qualified and motivated employees. They will make sure that the Mission E is an emotional experience just like our 911 has always been and always will be,” said Uwe Hück, Chair of the Group Works Council of Porsche.
The one millionth 911 will not be sold. Before it moves on to enrich the collection at the Porsche Museum, it will embark on a world tour and will take road trips in the Scottish Highlands, around the Nürburgring and in the USA, China and beyond.