It’s the end of an era.
The last 991 series Porsche 911 has finally rolled out of the factory line having produced a total of 233,450 units since it was introduced in 2011. The very last model? It’s a 911 Speedster bound for the US market. Considering it is the very last model produced and the model’s rarity alone, expect it to fetch a pretty penny.
Porsche claims the previous-generation 991 is the most successful 911 model to date. Having sold 233,450 units globally, it’s easy to believe Porsche was able to do that feat. It also featured one of the biggest developmental steps in the history of the 911.
The German marque says that nearly 90-percent of all components were newly designed or had undergone substantial development. With a lightweight body made from aluminum-steel composite, the 991 also marked the first time a new 911 weighed less than its predecessor. Despite the huge improvements over the 997 series, the 991 still featured the timeless 911 signature design cues.
A number of special edition 991 models were also built during its time. Porsche celebrated the 911’s 50th anniversary in 2013 by building a limited edition model of which only 1,963 examples were made. In 2016, there was the 911 R, a homage to the 1967 race car and not to mention having a proper manual gearbox. The one-millionth 911 ever built was also a 991, painted in the same green shade as Ferry Porsche’s first company 911.
Later in the 991’s model life, there was the 602-horsepower 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series and the fastest road-going 911 ever built—the GT2 RS. The last special edition being the 911 Speedster, essentially an open-top GT3 limited to 1,948 units, and pays tribute to the original Speedster.
With the 991 series finally ceasing production, expect to see the more powerful versions of the current 992 series officially debuting very soon. Hopefully, the new 911 Turbo, GT3, and GT3 RS live up to the reputation of their predecessors.