Porsche officially ends production of the 991-generation 911

A year after its successor has been announced at the 2018 LA Auto Show, Porsche has finally pulled the plug on the 991-generation of its venerable 911 sports car. 

The last example of the 991-generation to roll off the production line is perhaps fittingly a 911 Speedster, marking the end of an era that saw 233,540 units produced – making it the best-selling Porsche 911 ever.

Porsche Chief Research and Development Officer, Michael Steiner said, “The 991 generation in particular has set new standards in terms of performance, drivability and efficiency.

“It fills me with pride, as well as a touch of sadness, to have to send it off into retirement. For myself, I can say that the 991 has given me enormous pleasure,” he added.

The 991-generation was launched in 2011 to what Porsche calls “one of the biggest development steps in the history of the 911” – nearly 90% of all components were newly designed or had undergone substantial further development. 

The lightweight aluminium-steel composite made the 991-generation lighter than its predecessor, a first for the revered 911 sports car. The 911 also introduced a new, optional roll stabilisation system – Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC). 

The 991-generation also saw the most special editions than ever before, such as the 911 R and the 911 Speedster seen here. The 991 also celebrated the 911’s 50th anniversary, as well as the one millionth Porsche 911. 

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