It’s the end of an era for Porsche and its 911 models as the final 991 recently rolled off the production line. That last model was a 911 Speedster, a fitting end considering it was the final derivative of the 991 to be launched.
Since it started in 2011, the Porsche 991 has been a roaring success. First, Porsche had to revamp or completely redo about 90 percent of the car’s components, so it’s really nothing like the previous generations of the 911. Many have felt it was the best-performing version of the famous GT, much to the chagrin of air-cooled purists.
All that innovation also marked the first time a 911 actually weighed less than the generation before it. That’s partly what the air-cooled aficionados love to complain about, so they should be happy about that, at least a little bit.
There were a lot of cool details included in the 991 generation, which helped mark the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911. Some of the most memorable include the return of active aero elements to the Turbo models, the return of the 911 R for a purer performance experience, and the production of the millionth 911.