One in a million - iconic Porsche 911 celebrates production of a very special model

The one-millionth Porsche 911 rolled off the production line yesterday - more than half-a-century after the first was built.

Porsche's rear-engined 911 is one of the world's most iconic sports cars, having made its debut at the 1963 International Motor Show in Germany.

Back then it was fitted with a 2-litre engine, which developed 130bhp and was capable of a top speed of 131mph.

The one-millionth model, unveiled yesterday (Thurs) in Stuttgart, Germany, is based on the 911 Carrera S and boasts 450bhp along with a top speed of 193mph.

Flying high - 911 is still one of world's most desirable sports cars 

Script on the dash display shows this 911 is something special 

It has been painted in 'Irish Green', which is reminiscent of Ferry Porsche's first official 911, and has a numerous decals to acknowledge the landmark number.

Dr Wolfgang Porsche, chairman of the Supervisory Board at Porsche AG, has been a part of the development of the 911 since day one.

It has been painted in 'Irish Green' to recognise founder Ferry Porsche's first official 911 

He said: "54 years ago, I was able to take my first trips over the Grossglockner High Alpine Road with my father (Ferry).

"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."

Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the son of Ferry Porsche and older brother of Wolfgang, was the creative brain behind the 911.

Last in a long line of 911s that was first made in 1963 

Lined up among other 911s the millionth model takes pride of place

The German designer, nicknamed Butzi, joined the family company in 1956 where he worked in the technical design department.

In 1962 he was made the manager of the Porsche design studios and the following year he showed off the Porsche 901, which was later renamed the 911. He passed away in 2012 aged 76.

Special badge shows this is the millionth model

Despite being more than 50 years old, car fans continue to line up to buy a Porsche 911 - with more than 32,000 sold around the world last year.

And Porsche estimates more than 70 per cent of all 911s remain on the road.

There are no plans to sell the one-millionth 911. It will go on a world tour which will include visits to the Nurburgring, USA, China and Scottish Highlands before ending up in the Porsche Museum.

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