This is the f​inal 991-generation 911 to roll off the production line

T​his 911 speedster is the last 911-generation 911 that will ever be built

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W​ith 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.

9​91-911 Speedster

9​91-911 Speedster

T​he 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.

9​91-911 Turbo S

9​91-911 Turbo S

I​ntoduced 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.

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Comments (7)

  • R.I.P. 991 generation, honestly 911's were always about that flowing line and I think that has been lost on 992 generation

      9 months ago
  • Even you got confused - "the 911 speedster is the last 911 based 911"?

      9 months ago
  • Err... The last 911 generation 911 rolled out of the factory ages of ago... Also, it's bit of an exaggerated claim to state that the 991 was the only 911 in history to be lighter than it's predecessor... Some models lost weight, but some others like the Turbo did gain a bit more though...

      8 months ago
    • Please do a little bit more research, the 991 was the first 911 to be lighter than its direct predecessor, i.e a Carrera s to a carrera s, not a vase carrera to a gr3rs.

        8 months ago
    • XD To say the 'generation' was lighter than the 'predecessor' it's not just talking about certain models. The 991 Turbo models had increased in weight compared to 997 Turbos and the GT3 gained more weight too. I believe you are the one to do...

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        8 months ago
  • Farewell old friend 😥

      8 months ago
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