The German automaker has more than enough crucial motorsport moments to choose from – but for this new special edition settled on three memorable finishes at the hands of British drivers.
The brand is reliving the moments when British drivers Richard Attwood in 1970, Derek Bell in 1982, and most recently, Nick Tandy in 2015 took the laurels. In their honor, Porsche has created a new 911 special edition that should make motorsport fans brim with joy. The new 911 Carrera 4 GTS British Legends Edition honors Attwood, Bell, and Tandy, along with their respective machines – the 917, the 956, and the 919 Hybrid LMP1. The custom 911 series is the direct work of Porsche Great Britain, with the design performed at Porsche headquarters in Stuttgart. Every car is special for its respective driver, featuring the number of the winning Porsche racer.
There’s a custom livery for the door panels, the cabin, and featuring the Union Jack symbol next to new elements such as a satin finish for the black door mirrors, carbon floor mats with Alcantara edging, and a steering column casing in Alcantara – all features never before seen on a 911. More so, every car was designed with help from the drivers and includes personal preferences, such as the choice of manual or Porsche PDK, with each example finished by hand at Porsche’s Exclusive Manufaktur workshop in Germany. The common element is the 3.0-liter flat-six engine packing 450 horsepower (331 kilowatts) and 405 pound-feet (550 Newton-meters) of torque – 30 hp above the 911 Carrera S. Prices kick off from £122,376 ($160,680) for the Guards Red, £123,210 ($161,745) for the Sapphire Blue, and £123,210 ($161,745) for the Carrara White.