PORSCHE CELEBRATES BRITISH LEGENDSWITH SPECIAL 911 GTS
Le Mans winners Bell, Attwood and Tandy get their own special-edition Carrera 4 GTS models
Three British drivers, each Le Mans winners behind the wheel of a works Porsche, are being celebrated with their own unique version of the 911 Carrera 4 GTS. The British Legends Edition 911s, as they are known, are available to buy as limited-run specials with special liveries and a hefty spec list.
The new models have been designed with input from all three drivers and feature liveries and race numbers inspired by their respective competition cars. Namely, that's Richard Attwood (winner 1970), Derek Bell MBE (winner 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987), and Nick Tandy (winner 2015). The car has been developed by Porsche Cars GB together with Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur at the company headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. A Union Jack symbol combined with the driver’s signature located on the B-pillar is a further motorsport-inspired leitmotif.
As for the spec, it's mega. Start with the latest Carrera 4 GTS. That means 450hp, all-wheel drive and performance well into the sub-four-second-to-60mph category. Then add rear-axle steering and Sport PASM including Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) to the chassis. Inside, you get carbon-fibre door sills with Union Jack motifs, door, dashboard and centre console trim in carbon-fibre, lashings of Alcantara, 18-way adaptive sports seats and, well, much more.
On the outside, there's that bespoke livery along with LED headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus along with the Sportdesign aero package featuring an extended rear spoiler. And the damage associated with that little lot? It starts at £122,376 for the Guards Red version. The Sapphire Blue and Carrera White alternatives clock in at £123,210.