It was a sense of elation for the Porsche engineers at the Zuffenhausen manufacturing facility as the millionth 911 model rolled off the production line. The 911 Carrera S has been given a special Irish Green colour and will go to the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. The first 911 model to be produced was in 1963 and the mid-engined sportscar has been one of the most coveted models from the German carmaker. A testimony to this can be witnessed with its highest ranking by the 'Initial Quality Study' done by JD Power.
Dr Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Porsche AG 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.” Over 32,000 Porsche 911 models were delivered in 2016, globally and the one-millionth edition will go on a world tour covering the Scottish Highlands, USA, China and a few other countries along with setting a lap time at the Nurburgring race track.
The 911 Carrera S that rolled off the production line is powered by a six-cylinder inline 3.0-litre petrol engine that generates 420 hp of power at 6,500 rpm and 500 Nm of torque from 1,700 rpm to 5,000 rpm. This engine is mated to the company's PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe) dual-clutch automatic transmission which propels the sportscar from idle to 100 kmph in 4.3 seconds in the Sport Plus driving mode. The rated top speed of the 911 Carrera S is 308 kmph which is indicated as 306 kmph on the speedometer. The Porsche 911 series is known to be an everyday sports car which can be used on a race track as well. The brand achieving the one million production mark further augments the popularity of this sports car among enthusiasts who are looking for everyday practicality as well.