Porsche – The last 991

In the last few days, Porsche has produced the final 911 (991.2) Speedster. This also marked the end of production of the 991 generation after eight years, after a total of 233,540 units. The orange side markers make it immediately clear to experts that the last 991 Speedster with Heritage package has been created for the North American market. In general, this model generation in particular enjoyed great popularity worldwide. In addition to the normal Carrera and Carrera 4 as Coupé and Cabriolet, there was the Targa and various other variants. Particularly in the sporty area, the GT3 and GT3 RS each rolled out onto the streets in two versions (before and after facelift), the 700 hp strong GT2 RS was available and then there were the newly introduced offshoots 911 R and 911 GT3 Touring.

In our picture gallery, we have summarized some 991 versions in order to bid a worthy farewell to this 911 generation in retirement. Compared to the previous generation 997, Porsche had developed almost 90 percent of the components new or significantly improved them. The bodyshells were created in an aluminium-steel construction, which made it possible to reduce the unladen weight below that of the predecessor. The production period of the 991 saw two special anniversaries of the the 911 series. In 2013, the 50th anniversary of this sports car legend was celebrated with a special edition model limited to 1,963 units. This was followed four years later by the production of the one-millionth 911, which was created for the Porsche Museum as an one-off with unique features based on very early 911s. In addition to a paint finish in Irish green, it is primarily the wood trim and the seats with Pepita fabric covers that make this historical reference. In the meantime, the successor generation 992 has already been launched, from which various new offshoots will be available in the coming years.

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