Porsche has built its last 991-generation 911, and it was a special-edition Speedster.
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Production of the 991-generation Porsche 911 has come to an end, more than 12 months after the reveal of its successor.

A total of 233,540 have been built since the 991-generation was launched in 2011, making it the best-selling iteration in the 911's history.

The 991 represented a technological step-change for Porsche's rear-engined icon. It was lighter than its predecessor – a first for the 911 – and had a longer wheelbase.

It was also the first 911 with active roll stabilisation and, crucially, it was the first to use an electrically-assisted power steering system in place of hydraulic assistance.

The last 991-generation 911 to roll off the production line was, fittingly, a Speedster. Just 1948 were produced, with a price north of $604,800 before on-road costs in Australia.

"Porsche stands for both tradition and innovation. This is reflected nowhere more clearly than in the core of the brand – the 911," said Michael Steiner, chief research and development officer at Porsche.

"The 911 replaced the 356 in 1963 and, in the decades that followed, our rear engine model grew into an unrivalled sports car icon."