If You Like the Porsche 911, You Should See This Hour-long Documentary About It

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Photo: Screenshot from YouTube video by Welt
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Porsche's 911 is an automotive icon, and each unit has been built in the same factory since 1963. Even if you are not a fan of the 911, you should watch this documentary on its production from start to finish, made by the German newspaper Welt.
German legislation requires anyone filming other people at their workplace to receive permission from them, which means that this kind of documentary is complicated to film, and Porsche helped in every feasible way. The videographers got to film almost every relevant part of the production process.

As someone who has been in several automotive factories, I can attest that not all the parts of the production process are that exciting after you have seen them once or twice, but this documentary is interesting, so it is worth checking out. However, each factory is different, so it is nice to tour factories whenever the opportunity arises.

The documentary was published on YouTube and shows the story of how a 992-generation of the 911 is built, and what led to its development. Company employees and executives also appear to explain, in their words, how Porsche's 911 came to be and what makes it special.

Porsche also builds the 718 Boxster and the 718 Cayman on the same assembly line as the 911, so you should not be surprised to see them in this documentary. However, they are not the main topic of the show that was made for German audiences and dubbed in English for the rest of the world to enjoy.

Once global travel restrictions become more relaxed, you may consider visiting Germany, where you can get a guided tour of the Porsche factory in Stuttgart. The tour takes about an hour and a half and each one starts when enough people have gathered, so be sure to take that into account when you plan your day, but the good news is that it costs just 10 euros ($12) per person to visit. Let us know in the comments what you found out about the Porsche 911 after viewing this documentary.
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About the author: Sebastian Toma
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Sebastian's love for cars began at a young age. Little did he know that a career would emerge from this passion (and that it would not, sadly, involve being a professional racecar driver). In over fourteen years, he got behind the wheel of several hundred vehicles and in the offices of the most important car publications in his homeland.
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