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Porsche 911 (991) – The Story

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Porsche 911 (991) (2004 – 2012) Story & History

Type 991 – The 7th Generation Porsche 911

Porsche 911 991.1 Carrera Coupé/Targa/Cabriolet (2015-2018)

Official photos: 2011 August 23 / Premiere: 2011 September 15 IAA Frankfurt motor show / Market launch: 2011 December 3

The 2012 model 911, internally (and confusingly) called the 991, was introduced at the IAA Frankfurt on September 15, 2011. On April 5, 2012, the 991 was voted as the “2012 World Performance Car” at the New York International Auto Show. Most sadly, on the very same day, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche died at the age of 76. Despite the 991 being already the 7th generation of the 911, the original F. A. Porsche 901/911 design can still be clearly seen in the car.

Dimensions

Compared to its predecessor, the 997.2, the 991 was 2.2″/5.6 cm longer and had 3.9″/10 cm longer wheelbase, but the width stayed exactly the same. The windscreen was more back-tilted and body was slightly lower. The 991 Carrera S was 30 kg/66 lbs lighter than the 997.2 Carrera S. Although the 911’s high cockpit used to be its trademark, the flatter car does look more sporty.

7-speed manual gearbox

Its manual gearbox was the world’s first 7-speed manual transmission on a passenger car. It is like the 6-speed unit in the 997 plus a 7th long ratio gear for reducing the CO2 emissions. The top speed was still reached in 6th gear. Thanks to the elevated centre console, the gear lever is within easy reach – ideal for sporty gear changes. A gear indicator in the rev counter reminds you which gear has been selected.

Cabriolet roof and WindStop

The 991 cabrios came with electric wind deflectors as standard equipment – just press the button and in 2 seconds the wind is stopped. Although the cabriolet roof looked very good already on the 996 and 997 generations, the soft top was completely redesigned for the 991. The new convertible top was a humpless 3-piece magnesium unit covered with smooth and trim fabric. A water channel on the roof ensured that no rainwater dropped into the entry area when the door was open. As before, the top was fully electric and could also be opened with the remote control button on the key. The top made its move in just 13 seconds. And like before, it was operable up to vehicle speeds of 50 km/h / 30 mph.

Targa

The roof of the 991 Targa looks very much like the roof on the original 911 Targa when it came to the markets in 1967. The design and the engineering complexity of the 991 Targa roof is amazing, but unfortunately the system is heavy and it is only available for already heavier 4WD cars. The Targa system is 40 kg/88 lb heavier than the Cabriolet top and as the basis for the 911 Targa is the 911 Cabriolet, the basic car is already heaver than the Coupé. When the Targa roof on the 993, 996 and 997 generations of the 911 were made out of glass, the Targa then could be considered as a cabriolet that drives through the icy winters. With the 991 the fabric roof panel is back. With the 993/996/997 Targa you still had the frames running between A- and B-pillars when the roof was open, but the 991 Targa uses the older design that is better for experiencing open air driving. Who needs front wheel drive in the open-air machine is a question we cannot answer. If you are on the market for the nice-weather-car, note that the basic Targa (4WD) is 90 kg/198 lb heavier than the basic Cabriolet (RWD). The front wheel drive weighs 50 kg/110 lb on the 991 Targa and the roof system adds 110 kg/243 lb, making the basic Targa 160 kg/353 lb heavier than the basic Coupé. When you add the automatic gearbox there is another 20 kg/44 lb that you have to drag along all the time and you are already 180 kg/397 lb away from the basic Coupé. The latter now sounds better than ever.

’50 years 911′-anniversary model

The 911-50 anniversary model was presented to the public in the same place exactly 50 years after the 901 was presented: on September 12, 2013 at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show. The 911-50 was based on the 991 S, but with the 44 mm wider body of the 4S and with many cool and unique design features. 1963 numbered cars were made.

GTS

The ’50 years 911′-edition and the Carrera GTS were the only 991 versions made in the true Porsche configuration: with wide body, rear wheel drive and manual gearbox. Plus with 4 seats, something that has always set Porsche apart from competition. While the ’50 years 911′-edition was optionally available with the WLS X51 powerkit, this came as standard in the Carrera GTS. The GTS had a few finishing touches unique to it, but most of the features – the WLS engine, SportDesign front spoiler, Sport Chrono package etc. – were from the options list of the 991 S. The center lock wheels were standard and the 5-bolt wheels an option. The Alcantara interior was similar to the GT3. If you couldn’t get your hands on the ’50 years 911′-edition, the 991 Carrera GTS was the ultimate 991 because it ticked more boxes than any other 991. The GTS Coupé was optionally available as a 2-seater to show its closeness to the GT3. The GTS was uniquely available also as a RWD widebody cabriolet. Of course the Carrera 4 GTS Coupé and the C4 GTS Cabriolet were also available, but the 4WD system and the driver who needs it, do not match with the philosophy of the GT3.

Brakes

Front discs, calipers Rear discs, calipers
991 3.4-litre 330 mm, 4-piston 330 mm, 4-piston
991 3.8-litre 340 mm, 6-piston 330 mm, 4-piston
PCCB 350 mm, 6-piston 350 mm, 4-piston

 

As the PCCB never was as good as planned, with the 991, Porsche AG added a notice for the PCCB brakes:
“Please note that circuit racing, track day use and other forms of performance driving can significantly reduce the service life of even the most durable brake pads and discs. As with conventional high-performance braking systems, we recommend that all brake components be professionally inspected and replaced where necessary after every track event.”

The electric parking brake, which you can activate and deactivate manually, releases automatically as you pull away. With the hill-hold function, you can pull away without rolling back. The system automatically detects when the vehicle has come to a halt on an uphill gradient requiring intervention. When you start moving, PSM maintains the brake pressure at all four wheels for a brief period to prevent the vehicle from moving back.

Porsche design team in 2012© Porsche
Michael Mauer, Porsche’s Head of Design© Porsche
Matthias Kulla, General Manager Exterior Design, Style Porsche© Porsche
Anthony Hatter, 991 design project lead. The 991 looks so good because mr. Hatter had already designed the 993 in the past – a work quite probably nobody could top.© Porsche
Every Porsche that leaves the factory, has its wheel center caps positioned in the way that the Porsche crest’s lower edge points to the tyre valve. The photographer apparently didn’t know that and misplaced the Porsche crests for them to look upright.© Porsche
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GTS with its 20″ center lock wheels uniqely in matt black© Porsche
Relatively light rear wheel drive GTS Cabriolet offers the greatest open-air experience a 991 can give, superceding the driving experience of the Turbo Cabriolet that is 170 kg/375 lb heavier© Porsche
Special 20″ wheels of the ‘911-50’© Porsche
911-50 was available in three colors: Black non-metallic, Graphite Grey (on the photo) and Geyser Grey.© Porsche
The complicated roof system comes at a cost of increased weight, the Targa being heavier than the Cabriolet and a lot heavier than the Coupé© Porsche
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Porsche 911 991 roof rack with ski holder
Roof rack with ski holder© Porsche
’50 years 911′-edition has mirrors from GT3. Why are they better than the mirrors of the 991 Carrera, is not clear.© Porsche
Chrome trim of the ‘911-50 ‘© Porsche
Although similar to the 997, there is no single exterior panel that is not different. The exterior feature that is similar to the one in 997, are the door handles. And that is good – when you first time enter the 991, you grab the door handle and feel that it’s the good old Porsche designed by evolution and not revolution.© Porsche
Targa choreography© Porsche
The optional glass roof on the Coupé reminds the looks of the 996/997 Targa’s roof© Porsche
ACC Adaptive Cruise Control© Porsche
To honour 60 years of the first Porsche Club established in 1952, the 911 Club Coupé was a series of 13 similarly equipped Brewster Green 911 Carrera S cars with the 316 kW powerkit and the aerokit including the ducktail. These cars were finished by Porsche Exclusive.© Porsche
Aerokit cup© Porsche
911 991.1 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (note: it has the GT3 mirrors like the 911-50)© Porsche
Mirror fixed to the door shell is a long Porsche design tradition (was not with the 996 and 997), but as the door is without the window frame, the triangle still has to be kept in the front edge of the door window.© Porsche
The 991.1 front bumper light was given such a design so that the 991.2 could look better when it comes© Porsche
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Front bumper grilles of a RWD version© Porsche
Front bumper grilles of a 4WD version© Porsche
Aerokit front bumper on the GTS version© Porsche
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The badge is flush-mounted© Porsche
Lighter RWD version is the right choice for a nice weather cabriolet© Porsche
Carrera GTS/Carrera 4 GTS Coupé© Porsche
Roof rack© Porsche
Bubble headlamps are very cool, just that they could have been a little bit more rounded than elliptical (more like 993 than 997). From this angle the shape of the bumper lamps makes sense, but a well designed automobile looks good from any angle.© Porsche
Sunroof© Porsche
Weight-saving standard roof Sunroof Glass sunroof
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Standard electrical rear spoiler activates automatically at speed© Porsche
Bubble headlamps are visible also from this angle. Looks like some classic car… which it is!© Porsche
The rear grilles of the Carrera GTS come from the 911-50© Porsche
Rear spoiler in action© Porsche
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The soft top design is perfect!© Porsche
The soft top is a real masterpiece and while the 991 coupé is already a very cool car, the cabriolet is even cooler.© Porsche
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3.8-litre 991 Carrera S, note the different tailpipes compared to the 3.4-litre versions© Porsche
3.4-litre 991 Carrera 4. Note the reflector between the taillights that the 4WD versions have. The tail reflector panel is a 911 feature since 1974, but for some reason it was reserved for 4WD versions since 996 Carrera 4S. If there is a need of reservation for such a classic design element, it should come with S engine instead of coming with front wheel drive.© Porsche
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The anniversary model 911-50 Carrera S had the wider body of the 4S. Sports exhaust system came as standard.
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Targa roof in action© Porsche
Targa roof in action© Porsche
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Photos are made from different angles, but still show the difference of the Cabriolet and the Targa© Porsche
RWD vs. 4WD with its 1.7″/44 mm wider rear end. Wider body should be available for S engine, not for 4WD.© Porsche
Finally, Porsche put the “911” sign on the back of the 911. It was extremely tiring to explain to non-Porsche-people that the “Carrera” on the back of the Porsche doesn’t mean the car is a “Carrera”, but a base version of the 911.© Porsche
The rear-wheel-drive 911 Carrera GTS was almost as sporty as the GT3, but it was available with 4 seats and the suspension that is comfortable for everyday driving. Interestingly, the GTS is not a heavy as the over-equipped GT3.© Porsche
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It’s a long story – 21 characters in total© Porsche
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To celebrate 60 years of Porsche Club of America, PCNA (Porsche Cars North America) ordered 60 units of 911 Carrera GTS Coupés in Club Blue from Porsche Exclusive. All 60 cars were equiped with SportDesign aerokit (including ducktail). The 991 Carrera GTS was the ideal choice for a Porsche enthusiast car – rear wheel drive, wide body and most powerful Porsche available with manual gearbox. Some cars were equipped with PDK. These Club cars were not numbered because it wasn’t a special series by Porsche AG, but a series of similarly equipped cars ordered by PCNA. The cars got a few unique touches by Porsche Exclusive, like the special “Club Blau” paint, the “Club Coupe” stickers on the doors, the door entry guards with ”GTS Club Coupe” lettering, number “60” embossed on the armrest cover and the “GTS Club Coupe 60 Years Porsche Club of America” lettering written on the dashboard trim strip. The first 991 GTS Club Coupé was finished by Porsche Exclusive in November 2014. It was introduced in USA in the end of January 2015 to be sold in June 2015. One of the cars was destined for a lottery among PCA members. Similar to the 2015 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Club Coupé was the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S WLS Club Coupé. Just that the GTS Club Coupé came with the wider rear end.

911 Carrera GTS Club Coupé for Porsche Club of America© Porsche
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Geyser Grey Metallic 911-50. Black trim strips were also available in addition to chrome.© Porsche
911-50 prototype with PDK gearbox shown here, but the true-to-the-principles 911-50 should definitely come with three pedals and manual gearbox© Porsche
Pepita cloth seats are perfect for the anniversary model© Porsche
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911-50 was limited to 1963 cars. This car is number 0000 which means it is a prototype.© Porsche
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GTS with its interior from GT3© Porsche
Alcantara on the steering wheel© Porsche
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The optional contrasting colours for the GTS interior were red and silver© Porsche
The steering wheel was from the 997 for you to feel at home when you changed for the 991. Porsche has done this for a long time that in the new model the steering wheel is kept from the previous model so that the transition would go more pleasantly for the loyal customer.© Porsche
7 manually selectable speeds sound like too much. The top gear was added to lower CO2 emissions. The top speed is achieved in the 6th.© Porsche
Windstop button comes as standard in the cabriolet with its innovative integrated electric windstop system© Porsche
Electric windstop system© Porsche
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The contrasting silver (or red) stitching was optional for the GTS© Porsche
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Standard seat
(called Sport seat)
Fully electrical seat
(called Electrical Sport seat)
Sports seat
(called Sport Plus seat)
Adaptive sports seat
(called Adaptive Sport Plus seat)
standard car SportDesign Package Aerokit Cup
standard car SportDesign Package Aerokit Cup
standard electrically erecting rear spoiler SportDesign Package fixed rear spoiler Aerokit Cup fixed rear spoiler
19″ Carrera wheels© Porsche
20″ Carrera S wheels© Porsche
20″ Carrera Classic wheels© Porsche
20″ SportDesign wheels© Porsche
20″ Sport Techno wheels© Porsche
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Power comparison: 991 Carrera 3.4 / Carrera S 3.8 / Carrera S WLS (GTS). As can be seen, between 6400 and 7400 rpm the peak power is cut away electronically on the Carrera and S. From the S-engine the power is cut away to leave some kilowatts for the X51 WLS powerkit. For the same reason the 3.4-litre has also some cut power not to be so close to the 3.8-litre. The power difference of the WLS can only be noticed slightly from 6700 rpm and up. Note that between 4200-4900 and 5900-6600 rpm the WLS engine has less torque so in the city traffic you might feel the WLS car has less power than the standard car.© Stuttcars.com
WLS (Werks Leistungsteugerung) factory powerkit for Carrera S (option X51) gives: +22 kW, acceleration -0.1 sec., top speed +2 mph/+4 km/h© Porsche
Enhancement equipment available through Porsche Tequipment program© Porsche
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Porsche 911 991.2 Carrera Coupé/Targa/Cabriolet (2015-2019)

Official photos: 2015 September 7 / Premiere: 2015 September 15 at IAA Frankfurt motor show press day / Market launch: 2015 December 12

911 Turbo 3.0 is back

From the end of 2015 (model year 2016) the basic 911 versions got turbocharged engines – and like the very first 911 Turbo 41 years earlier – in the size of 3.0 litres. The model year 2016 911 Turbo 3.0 had two power trims: 272 kW for the Carrera and 309 kW for the Carrera S. The more powerful version had its turbochargers, exhaust system and engine management software tuned and cost +15%. In both versions the boxer had its redline set at 7500 rpm, which is not bad for a turbocharged engine. ‘Carrera’ or ‘Carrera S’ doesn’t sound right for the bi-turbo 911 and there was the no-cost option 498 which meant the rear lid ‘Carrera’-sign installation could be skipped at the factory. Unfortunately the “turbo 3.0” sign was not available.

Performance comparison to previous normally aspirated versions

The turbocharging technology ads weight, but there must have been something else that added the weight as the base version is 50 kg/110 lb heavier and the S version 45 kg/99 lb heavier than before. This is compensated mostly by the added torque of 44 lb-ft/60 Nm on both versions, but also by 15 kW of added power in the case of the base model. The seriously added torque helps the cars to accelerate faster despite the added weight. The power of the S model should be compared to the previous WLS/GTS version and there it loses a bit – 309 kW instead of 316 kW.

Performance comparison between the Turbo 3.0 versions

The best power-to-weight ratio is on the Carrera S WLS Coupé with manual gearbox with 104 W/lb or 228 W/kg. In the other end of the spectre is the model with Targa body (+ 90 kg/198 lb), 4WD (+ 50 kg/110 lb) and PDK (+ 20 kg/44 lb). The 991 Targa 4 Turbo 3.0 has the power-to-weight ratio of 78 W/lb or 171 W/kg, which means it is 25% weaker in performance than the WLS Coupé with manual gearbox.

New stuff

The rear-axle steering was optionally available for the Carrera S. It ensures greater maneuverability in city traffic thanks to the 4-5% reduced turning circle on RWD models (the effect is smaller on 4WD models). PASM Porsche Active Suspension Management (adjustable shock absorbers) were made standard also for the base model.

The steering wheel in the 918 design had a diameter of 375 mm, but was also available in the size of 360 mm. The optional Sport Chrono pack came with a mode switch on the steering wheel, which consists of a rotary ring with four positions for the driving modes: “0″ (Normal), “S” (Sport), “S+” (Sport Plus) and “I” (Individual). Depending on the equipment, the latter setting enables drivers to configure their own individual vehicle set-up (PASM, PADM active engine mounts, PDK shifting strategy and exhaust noise). In combination with PDK the mode switch has an additional Sport Response button. This button helps to overcome the usual low rpm problem associated with PDK-equipped cars. When the button is pressed the car goes to Sport Plus mode for 20 seconds and this way makes overtaking experience closer to the manual gearbox cars.

The active safety of the 991.2 was increased with the post-collision braking system.

Carrera T

Based on the base version Carrera, the Carrera T is a bit sportier. It has reduced sound absorption, the lightweight glass rear window and rear side windows, the inner door openers from the 911 GT-versions, shorter gear shifter, cool Sport-Tex seats and it comes without (or with) the rear seats and the radio system. The mechanical rear differential lock and 0.8″/20 mm lower PASM suspension are standard features.

GTS

All the GTS versions feature the wider body, black accents everywhere (even the Targa bar), central lock wheels, Sport Design front spoiler and mirrors. A black trim strip between the tail lights characterises the rear-wheel-drive models. The WLS/GTS engine package includes larger turbochargers, the Sport Chrono package includes dynamic engine mounts, a modified brake cooling system and the sports exhaust system with central tailpipes.

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For better aerodynamics the slats are closed when cooling demands are not on the highest© Porsche
The design of the black front spoiler lip is different on the 272 and 309 kW versions© Porsche
Porsche 911 991.2 Carrera SportDesign front spoiler
SportDesign front spoiler could be ordered separately (option XAS) or in the set (XAT) together with the rear spoiler© Porsche
GTS© Porsche
2017 911 991.2 Targa 4 GTS Turbo 3.0 targa bar
The Targa-bar has a classic look and is black on the GTS-version© Porsche
20″ standard wheels of the 991.2 Carrera S. This photo also shows the noisier exhaust system.© Porsche
Turbo engines need intercoolers, but the 991.2 Carrera was made without air inlet openings in the sides to justify the price tags on the high end 911 versions. In this context the 991 GT3 RS 4.0 with its normally aspirated engine having side air inlets sounds even more questionable.© Porsche
The width of the rear wheels was increased by 0.5 to 11.5″ and the rear tyres of the Carrera S from 295 to 305 mm. The Carrera comes with 19″ wheels as standard and the S with 20″.© Porsche
The opening for the hot air exit from the intercooler is quite discreet© Porsche
Tail pipe design of the 272 kW version© Porsche
With the “Sports” exhaust system the pipes are located in the middle. It should be understood that turbochargers are the ones that take the resonance out from the exhaust gases and therefore turbo engines don’t make the noise of the normally aspirated engines. When a turbo engine makes more noise than usual, there is something wrong in the exhaust system which means the engine is not producing as much power as it is capable of. The optional exhaust system is noisier, but it is not sportier (if you agree that sportier means more power).© Porsche
Every 911 deserves the trademark reflective bar (remember, all 911s had it 1974-1997), but it was reserved only for the heavier Carrera 4 versions© Stuttcars.com
Porsche 911 991.2 Carrera SportDesign rear spoiler
SportDesign rear spoiler© Porsche
911 991 Carrera S Endurance Racing Edition
991 Carrera S Endurance Racing Edition by Porsche Exclusive© Porsche
2018 Porsche 911 991 Carrera T
Carrera T© Porsche
Porsche 911 Carrera T logo
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The engine grill moves up together with the cabriolet roof cover (same solution on the Targa, too)© Porsche
Rear wheel drive GTS has black trim between the rear lamps© Porsche
2017 Tamsweg Austria Porsche Driving Experience Winter 911 991 Targa 4S
2017 Tamsweg, Austria, Porsche Driving Experience© Porsche
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Targa-bar is also black on the GTS© Porsche
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New door handles meant the door panel was also different© Porsche
The 19″ standard wheels of the 272 kW 911 Turbo 3.0 Cabriolet© Porsche
Optionally available was the hydraulic front axle lift system integrated into the struts. Pressing a button increases the ground clearance by 1.6″/40 mm within 5 seconds.© Porsche
2017 911 991.2 Targa 4 GTS Turbo 3.0 side view
GTS Targa© Porsche
2017 Tamsweg Austria Porsche Driving Experience Winter 911 991 Carrera 4S
2017 Tamsweg, Austria, Porsche Driving Experience© Porsche
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Porsche 911 991.2
This is a Carrera 4S with license plate S-GO4021. A similar yellow 991.2, but a lighter Carrera S (S-GO4018) has lapped the Nürburging Nordschleife in an astonishing 7:34 driven by Christian Gebhardt in the Sport Auto magazine test.© Porsche
The earlier weird front spoiler turn signal lens design of the 991.1 was fixed for the 991.2 as expected – great!© Porsche
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SportDesign front and rear spoiler© Porsche
Perfect design© Porsche
2018 Porsche 911 991 Carrera T interior package
Carrera T with optional interior design package© Porsche
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GTS Targa
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2017 911 991.2 Targa 4 GTS Turbo 3.0 targa bar and seats
GTS Targa© Porsche
The GTS has a lot of Alcantara like the GT3© Porsche
ACC Adaptive Cruise Control© Porsche
The driving mode switch appears on the steering wheel in conjunction with the Sport Chrono pack. “0″ (Normal), “S” (Sport), “S+” (Sport Plus), “I” (Individual).© Porsche
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Front axle lift system button can be seen on the right© Porsche
DAB Digital Audio Broadcasting (digital radio) function was optional© Porsche
The multi-touch PCM Porsche Communication Management 4 screen is operated like a smartphone. The Google Earth and Google Streetview were integrated for the first time.© Porsche
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Steering wheel with the driving mode switch© Porsche
If you want to be in control of your Porsche, then the manual gearbox is for you. With the PDK the engine revs are kept too low for the best city driving experience and in the Sport-mode the revs are too high for normal everyday use (and it takes a push of a button every time you start the engine). On the race track there is no time difference if it’s PDK in Sport+ or manual. Of course, driving a manual takes some skills, but is more involving, gives better feedback and therefore is more fun. Racing Porsches have half-automatic gearboxes (sequential, not PDK), but these cars are driven with maximum rpm and the target is the laptime, not driver fun. If your target is the laptime, go for the GT3 Cup.© Porsche
2018 Porsche 911 991 Carrera T standard interior
Carrera T standard interior shows Sport-Tex seats, shorter gear lever and no radio© Porsche
2018 Porsche 911 991 Carrera T
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Rear seats are optional for 911 Carrera T
To get rear seats for the Carrera T, option 685 had to be specified© Porsche
Porsche 911 991 GTS without rear seats
GTS Coupé without rear seats (equipment code 713)© Porsche
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One intake for the engine air and two for the intercoolers© Porsche
Air flow through intercoolers© Porsche
2-turbo 3-litre 6-cylinder boxer – nice!© Porsche
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The 3-litre engine with different trims© Stuttcars.com
Rear axle steering system was optionally available for the S-versions© Porsche
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The 1.000.000th 911

 

1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017)
2017 April 12: the 1.000.000th 911 on the production line
1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017)
While the original 911 had a 2-litre naturally aspirated engine, the smallest engine in 7th generation is a 3-litre bi-turbo. The celebration car was fitted with the 331 kW powerkit.© Porsche
1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017) Carrera S Turbo 3.0 WLS engine
Turbo 3.0 WLS engine© Porsche

The 1.000.000th 911 is a 911 Carrera S Turbo 3.0 WLS with manual gearbox. After the car came from the production line on April 12, 2017, it went to Porsche Exclusive department where it was finished by May 9, 2017. The car was made for Porsche Museum collection.

1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017) at the museum storage
At the Porsche Museum storage© Porsche
1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017)
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1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017)
This plaque is fixed to the side rear glass© Porsche
1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017)
Irish Green 911 Carrera S Turbo 3.0 WLS by Porsche Exclusive© Porsche
1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017) wheel cap
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The celebration event was held on May 11, 2017. Wolfgang Porsche, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, commented: “54 years ago, I was able to take my first trips over the Grossglöckner high alpine road with my father. The feeling of being in a 911 is just as enjoyable now as it was then. That’s because the 911 has ensured that the core values of our brand are as visionary today as they were in the first Porsche 356/1 from 1948”.

1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017) Wolfgang Porsche
Wolfgang Porsche© Porsche
1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017) Wolfgang Porsche
Wolfgang Porsche. The original 911 was designed by his brother Ferdinand Alexander Porsche and originally built under the supervision of his father Ferdinand Anton Ernst (Ferry) Porsche.© Porsche
Porsche 911 991 Carrera S WLS Turbo 3.0
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1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017) pepita seats
Pepita houndstooth cloth seats are a touch as classical as it can get© Porsche
1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017)
Although wood is a strange material choice for a high tech sports car, it is here to recall the 1960s© Porsche
1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017)
Chrome-ringed instruments© Porsche
1.000.000th Porsche 911 (2017) interior, pepita houndstooth
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Porsche 911 1.000.000th plaque
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Making of the 1.000.000th 911
Evolution and production numbers

 

Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur cars

Porsche’s special wishes department fulfills the orders from private customers, from Porsche AG (limited edition special versions of production models) and from Porsche dealers (market specific special editions).

Porsche 911 991 Carrera 4 GTS British Legends Edition
911 Carrera 4 GTS British Legends Edition cars were ordered from Porsche Exclusive by Porsche Cars Great Britain© Porsche
Richard Attwood in Porsche 911 991 Carrera 4 GTS British Legends Edition
1970 Porsche Le Mans winner Richard Attwood here in 2017© Porsche
Porsche 911 991 Carrera 4 GTS British Legends Edition, Richard Attwood autograph
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Porsche 911 991 Carrera 4 GTS British Legends Edition
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