Faster than ever before: 100,000 units of
the latest 911 generation built Porsche celebrates production
Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG of
Stuttgart, Germany, is enjoying another high in the success
story of its 911: a little over three years since production
started in April 2004, the 100,000th vehicle in the current
Eleven series (Type 997) has rolled off the production line at
the company’s main plant in Zuffenhausen.
Porsche has been manufacturing the 911
since 1963, but never in all that time have so many of these
sports cars been produced so quickly as with the sixth
generation. The “record” Eleven, a guards red Carrera S with
manual gearbox, is to be delivered to a customer in the
Frankfurt/Main area within the next few days.
Over the past 40 years or so, the 911
has become the quintessential sports car. From fall 2007, a
total of 16 different Eleven models will leave the production
line in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen alongside the newly unveiled 911
Turbo Cabriolet and the racing derivatives, the 911 GT3 Cup and
the 911 GT3 RSR. By July 31, the end of the 2006/2007 fiscal
year, Porsche will have placed around 36,000 units from the 911
series on the global market – yet another record in the history
of the Eleven.