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Despite being given a blank canvas, none of the fans considered upgrading the engine or changing its position or updating the car's design which has remained unchanged for 50 years.

Crowdsourcing has given the world Wikipedia, the Pebble smartwatch, a number of legislative initiatives and one day could potentially provide an answer to some of life's biggest questions and most pressing issues. However, in the meantime it's given us a Porsche designed by committee.

In order to celebrate the fact that the German sportscar maker has hit the 5 million Facebook Friends mark, it invited its virtual pals to design a one-off 911, based on the Carrera 4S platform, and to put features and specifications to the vote.

The finished result is an aqua or ' Facebook' blue 911 with black and white racing stripes and a fixed rear spoiler. It sits on white 20-inch white alloys and its doors are embellished with the words "5m Porsche Fans". Inside the illuminated door sills and the aluminum dashboard trim both feature the phrase "personally built by 5 million Porsche fans."

Porsche claims that over 54,000 Facebook fans took part in the design process and, now that the creation phase is over, the company is launching another competition which will give one lucky fan the chance to drive it at UK race circuit Silverstone. The winner will be the Facebook-using registered Porsche fan who has the largest number of official Porsche-loving friends and will be named on August 18. The runners-up in second place through tenth place in the competition will receive a 1:43 scale model of the 911 Carrera 4S "5M Porsche Fans" vehicle.

Visit the Porsche Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/porsche/app_467380643310069