Porsche Speedster finals for the 991 SeriesDecember 21, 2019
Generation 991 officially ended, and now we can only admire modern models and remember what their predecessors were.
It’s hard to believe, but 2020 will come very soon. The current 911 Carrera was shown back in November 2018 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, so it was not entirely clear that the previous generation 911 was still in production. This generation finally appeared and immediately left with this magnificent Porsche Speedster, leaving the assembly line, as the final 991 ever built.
“Porsche is a symbiosis of tradition and innovation,” said Michael Steiner, Porsche Research and Development Director. “This is not reflected anywhere more clearly than at the heart of the brand – 911. 911 was replaced by 356 in 1963, and in the following decades our engine model turned into an unrivaled icon of a sports car. In particular, the 991 generation has set new standards in terms of performance, manageability and efficiency. Because of this, we are overwhelmed with pride and a feeling of sadness from the need to send him to retire. “
It is foolish to deny that the 991 generation was the best 911 for Porsche in several ways. We must say right away that in this era more models of the special edition appeared than ever before, from the infamous GT2 and GT3 RS to exclusive models such as the 911 R, Turbo S Exclusive Series and, of course, the Speedster, which can be seen here. In terms of sales, no 911 generation has been more successful since Porsche has sold 233,540 versions of the 991 series since its launch in 2011.
This generation has also survived some of Porsche’s major milestones. The 50th anniversary of 911 took place in 2013, followed by the 50th anniversary of 911 in 2017. The millionth 911 was sold in the 991 series, and, in fact, Porsche celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2017, with the launch of the 911 GT2 RS, which was designed to arrive and become the most powerful road 911 of all time.
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