Porsches one-millionth 911 rolls out of the factory

and is more than just a pretty face

One-in-a-million – it doesn’t get any more exclusive than these four-words, and in celebrating their one-millionth 911, Porsche has done everything possible to make this statistical rarity as nostalgic as possible.

The special Porsche 911 comes just over half a century since the first 911 rolled off the production line in 1963. Surprisingly, the millionth 911 is not a 911R or even a GT3RS, no, Porsche went the classic route and stuck with a clean 911 Carrera S.

The Carrera S was treated to a host of custom details and upgrades by the Porsche Exclusive department since it was destined for immortality in the Porsche Museum. The leather seats feature a pepita pattern, while the instrument cluster gains a unique silver finish as seen on the original.

A mahogany rim decorates the sports steering wheel which also wears the original Porsche crest from 1964. The crest is also worn proudly on the bonnet of the Carrera S. The most important badge, however, is the ‘1,000,000’ badge that appears on the instrument cluster and on the B-pillars, while the exclusive ‘Irish Green’ paint job pays homage to founder Ferdinand Porsche’s son Ferry, whose first official 911 was green.

The engine is special, too. The tuned power plant is good for 332kW, which is capable of launching the green missile from 0-100km/h in 4.1 seconds. This will come in handy during the ‘World Tour’ of the special 911, which includes stops in Scotland, China, the United States and, in typical Porsche flair, a lap on the Nurburgring.

Speaking at the Zuffenhausen plant where the signature 911 was produced, Porsche Chairman Dr Wolfgang Porsche said: “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”.

We’re glad this Porsche 911 won’t be collecting dust in a museum, but instead kicking some up all around the world.

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