The current Porsche 911, designated 997 has been in production for just over 3 years now and the car has become so popular that it has set a new production record. Number 100,000 was appropriately a Guards Red 911 Carrera S with manual gearbox.
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Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany, is enjoying another high in the success story of its 911: a little over three years since production started in April 2004, the 100,000th vehicle in the current Eleven series (Type 997) has rolled off the production line at the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s main plant in Zuffenhausen. Porsche has been manufacturing the 911 since 1963, but never in all that time have so many of these sports cars been produced so quickly as with the sixth generation. The Ã¢â‚¬Å“recordÃ¢â‚¬Â Eleven, a guards red Carrera S with manual gearbox, is to be delivered to a customer in the Frankfurt/Main area within the next few days.
Over the past 40 years or so, the 911 has become the quintessential sports car. From fall 2007, a total of 16 different Eleven models will leave the production line in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen alongside the newly unveiled 911 Turbo Cabriolet and the racing derivatives, the 911 GT3 Cup and the 911 GT3 RSR. By July 31, the end of the 2006/2007 fiscal year, Porsche will have placed around 36,000 units from the 911 series on the global market Ã¢â‚¬â€œ yet another record in the history of the Eleven.