It all started back in 1963.
Can you think of a more legendary sports model in the history of the automotive industry than the Porsche 911? We tried but we failed. The German manufacturer says “the continuity of the 911 design is unique in automotive history – from the first to the latest generation.” We couldn’t agree more.
Earlier this month, Porsche produced the one-millionth 911 in its Zuffenhausen factory. The anniversary car is a stunning green Carrera S and, no - you can’t buy it. It will take on a promotional world tour – from the Scottish Highlands, through the Nürburgring, to the United States, China, “and beyond.” After that, it will move on to enrich the collection at the Porsche Museum in Germany.
Gallery: Porsche 911 generations
Now, to highlight the design evolution of the model through the years, the automaker has released a super cool CGI with all the generations of the 911. It all started back in 1963 with the first and original 911, which succeeded the 356.
Interestingly, the 911 is not the most popular Porsche model among customers in the last ten years. The Macan and Cayenne both outsell the sports coupe, which still remains “the most strategically important model in the product range,” according to the Stuttgart-based marque, and makes “a huge contribution to maintaining Porsche’s position as one of the most profitable car manufacturers in the world.”
What impresses us the most every time is that more than 70 percent of all 911s sold since 1963 are still in good condition and are being driven. That means that there are more than 700,000 911s around the world today – and this is possible thanks to the “legendary” quality of the model, which can “consistently be found at the top of quality rankings.”