Porsche chalks up production of the one millionth 911. It’s a Carrera S in Irish Green with a few special nods (like gold badges) from the first 911 of 54 years ago.
MAY 12th 2017
Porsche's 911 reaches 1,000,000 units
The 1,000,000th car is being kept by Porsche for its museum, but not before it goes on a road trip at the Nürburgring, in the USA, China and in this country, with a tour of the Scottish Highlands.
What is there left to say about what is without question one of the most successful, extraordinary and enduring nameplates in automotive history?
Not much probably, so we won’t try but will instead give this little snapshot of the 911 – and the enormous success the company is now experiencing on the back of it – by numbers…
22,300,000,000 euros Porsche revenue in 2016
1,000,000 911s made since 1963
700,000-plus 911s still on the roads
237,778 Porsches of all types made in 2016
65,246 Porsche sales to China in 2016, its biggest market
32,409 911s delivered worldwide in 2016 (a third the number of Macans sold)
27,612 Porsche employees 2016
15,000-plus race wins for the 911
€8,911 bonus to every employee last year
£156,381 Turbo S cabriolet price today
£1990 ex-works price of first 911 in the UK in 1965
901 badge on the back of the first car at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show
580bhp power of latest Turbo S
130bhp, power of their first car
17 per cent (3.9 billion euros) operating profit 2016 (probably the automotive world’s highest)
8.7 seconds, 1965 911 0-60mph time
2.9 seconds, 0-62mph of 2017 Turbo S
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