Porsche finalizes production of the 991 generation of its sports car icon – the 911. A last specimen, the 911 Speedster, has been recently manufactured.
The 991 series is the most developed and successful generation of the Porsche 911. The carmaker produced 233,540 units in total. This model replaced the 356 in 1963 and set new standards in terms of performance, drivability and efficiency.
Porsche launched the 911 in 2011. Almost 90% of its components were newly designed or updated. It got an aluminum-steel lightweight body for the first time, a longer wheelbase and a new optional Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control.
Then innovations followed, with the arrival of the 911 Cabriolet and the 911 Targa in 2012, the 911 Turbo with the first active aerodynamics and particulate filter-equipped turbo engines on any 911 Carrera model.
The 991 generation also became the basis for special edition sports cars, like the R, T, GT3 or the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.
The fastest and most powerful 911 racing technology ever seen in a production car appeared in 2017 in the form of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS producing 700 hp (515 kW), followed then by the 911 GT3 RS with a 520 hp (382kW) 4.0-liter naturally aspirated engine.
In 2018, the two-seater Porsche 911 Speedster with a 4.0-liter 510-hp naturally aspirated engine, manual 6-speed gearbox and high-performance sports chassis marked the 70th anniversary of the brand.
It is the last car of the 991 series, but the history of the Porsche 911 continues.