Porsche loves its special editions almost as much as it loves winning races. The same goes for the brand’s customers. The whims of both can get excited for the one-off 991 Turbo S coupe that celebrates Porsche’s racing heritage and is absolutely gorgeous. The “One of a Kind” special edition Porsche 911 honors Mexican racing legend Pedro Rodríguez.
In case you aren’t familiar with Rodríguez, here’s a quick rundown of his accomplishments behind the wheel. During his career, he won two Formula One Grand Prix, claimed victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and had four wins in the 24 Hours of Daytona under his belt. He also claimed 11 wins in the Wolf Championship of Makes, now known as the World Endurance Championship (WEC). Eight of those 11 wins came behind the wheel of a Gulf-liveried Porsche 917 KH.
Now, 50 years after his death while racing at the Norisring street circuit in Nuremberg, Germany, this 911 Turbo S built to honor him wears the very same livery. It features unique touches on the outside like his number 2 and plaques on the rear window and kick plates featuring a 917 painted in green, white, and red—the colors of the Mexican flag. There are also special interior accents and it comes with a helmet that apes the one Rodríguez wore while he raced.
According to Porsche this specific 911 spec has been locked out of the configurator and is, therefore, “literally unrepeatable.” That’s pretty cool. What’s also pretty cool is how ballistically fast the 911 Turbo S is. The person who ends up owning the special 911 is no doubt going to have to channel some of Rodríguez’s spirit to take advantage of all the performance on tap.
Most of the time these special edition cars exist simply to fill yet another spot in some wealthy Porsche collector’s garage. But this time this slick Turbo S is to be auctioned off for charity. As a result, we’re asking all of the wealthy Porsche owners in the world to go nuts and make sure the hammer doesn’t fall until the dollar amount has at least seven digits before the decimal point. Probably won’t be much trouble.
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