Porsche is celebrating 50 years of the 911 this year, with the recent stunt taking place at Silverstone Classic. Initial plan was to produce a parade of 911 x 911s, which was almost immediately exceeded when the celebrations were announced and on Sunday Silverstone Classic organizers managed to squeeze an incredible 1,208 examples of the 911 on to a packed circuit – creating a breathtaking sight in the process and a new world record.
The parade included a wide range of 911 models, like legendary Carrera, RS, RSR, GT, Speedster, Targa and Turbo variants, as well as race and rally versions.
The event also raised funds for the Hope for Tomorrow cancer charity, which was led by a number of famous Porsche personalities as tens of thousands of fans looked on, including Mark Porsche, son of 911 designer, Ferdinand Alexander ‘Butzi’ Porsche, and great-grandson of the marque’s original founder, Ferdinand Porsche.
“Of course, the 911 means a great deal to me as it’s my father’s big design and it will always have a special place in my heart,” said Mark Porsche. “It’s been a family member over all the generations of the 911 series and I’m very proud to be here today to represent the Porsche family at this great event. I think that to have these 1,200 cars on track is the attention that the 911 deserves for its 50th birthday. I can’t thank the Porsche Club GB enough for making this event possible.”