This is the final 991-generation 911 to roll off the production line
With the recent release of Porsche's latest car, the 992-generation 911 the previous car has finally come to an end. The 233,540th 991-911 rolled of the production line a few days ago, and it represents the end of one of Porsche's most successful cars.
The car in question was a limited edition speedster, with a cost of well over a quarter of a million dollars. The Speedster, was based on a modified Carrera 4 body, but uses the chassis and engine from the GT3. All of this means that it has a 9,000-rpm, 4.0-liter flat-six with just over 500 horsepower. Crucially, however, this car came equipped with a manual transmission, something which surely pleased many purists.
991-911 Turbo S
Intoduced in 2011 the 991 represented Porsche's foray into the future of the 911. Built primarily out of aluminum the 991 was the first 911 in history to be lighter than its predecessor. Crucially, however, Porsche managed to achieve a symbiosis between luxury and pure driving pleasure.
Purists were overjoyed when they found out that the 991 would be available with an old-school manual transmission, despite rumors that Porsche would go to PDK-only transmissions. The German automaker continued to please enthusiasts with special edition cars like the 911 R and the award-winning GT3 Touring.
The 991 showed people that Porsche could still build performance-focused, well-made drivers cars and make money at the same time. Even as Porsche's focus shifted to crossovers and sedans, vehicles which made up the vast majority of Porsche's profits. However, despite this Porsche showed us that they are still committed to their most iconic model.