The special edition 911 celebrates the manufacturer's rich history of endurance racing at Le Mans

The Porsche 911 Carrera S Endurance Racing Edition has made its UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed where it tackled the hill climb.

Unveiled at Le Mans last weekend, where the manufacturer won its 18th title, the special edition model costs around £21,000 more than the Carrera S, at £107,216, and is available to order now.

It gets the same 414bhp 3.0-litre flat-six twin turbo engine that powers the standard model, and is available with a manual gearbox or Porsche's PDK automatic; it gets some extra kit as standard as well. Dynamic Chassis Control and Active Suspension Management, as well as rear wheel steering and a sports exhaust system are all included.

It also gets the Sports Chrono package, which brings a lap-timer and launch control, and an electric sunroof, and the car sits 20mm lower than the Carrera S.

The 20in wheels come as standard, and its exterior features a colour scheme inspired by past World Endurance Championship 919 Hybrid cars from Porsche.

Inside, the cabin gets a black leather interior and carbon trim with some red detailing, and there's a 12 o'clock marking on the steering wheel as a nod to its motorsport inspiration.

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23 June 2016
Interesting reading - and a LOT of egg on a lot of fancy corporate faces this morning !!
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what's life without imagination

23 June 2016
Yes it will sell and undoubtedly it is a fine car but this is just a shameless special edition in the style of the 90's. Badges, trim and a bit of extra kit.

Porsche, I hoped you were better than that.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

23 June 2016
Yes it will sell and undoubtedly it is a fine car but this is just a shameless special edition in the style of the 90's. Badges, trim and a bit of extra kit.

Porsche, I hoped you were better than that.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

23 June 2016
Since this 991 Porsche was launched we've had the Club Coupe, the 50th Anniversary Edition, the Rennsport Reunion Edition, the 40th Anniversary 991 Turbo S, the R and now this Endurance Racing Edition. Just shows that Porsche has a mainstream marketing and money-grabbing strategy for the 911, while it probably suggests the 911 is struggling to capture buyers imaginations, hence the need for all these cynically marketed limited edition 911 models. It's clear Porsche is no better than mainstream marques with their special editions rather than a premium marque which it aspires to be.

23 June 2016
Porsche are doing with cars what Nike and adidas were doing with trainers around 10 years ago. That was a massive con too.

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