It has taken Porsche 54 years and over seven generations of 911 to get to this point… the one millionth Porsche 911. With such an important milestone of a car, you would expect Porsche to shelter away their achievement in the deepest most secure corner of a museum. And you’d be right they will. But before it begins its dust gathering duties, the chaps at Stuggart have decided that this green machine will go on a world tour visiting the Scottish Highlands, the USA, China and of course the ‘Ring for a quick couple of laps.
Number 1M is a fairly normal Carrera S, but with the addition of a few bespoke touches. A part-wood steering wheel, patterned upholstery, some ‘1,000,000’ badges and a few gold details make this just about different enough to stand out. The turbocharged motor has been tuned to 445bhp so It’s good for 0-62mph in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 194mph. Roll back 999,999 cars, the first 911 had a mere 128bhp, a 0-62mph time of 8.3 seconds and a top speed of just 131mph. Progress.
The 911 is often mocked for always looking the same. But as the old saying goes, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. The 911 recipe is clearly far from broken. Porsche claim that of the 1 million 911s out there, 70% are still road worthy.