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Low num­bers spe­cial edi­tion to honour Attwood, Bell and Tandy’s achieve­ments at Le Mans

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Your lat­est news from the world of Porsche, in­clud­ing the in­side line on a new, spe­cial edi­tion 991.2

Porsche Cars Great Bri­tain has revealed a spe­cial 991.2 C4 GTS Bri­tish Le­gends Edi­tion to cel­e­brate the achieve­ments of Driv­ers Richard Attwood, Derek Bell and Nick Tandy. Avail­able in one of three colour com­bi­na­tions evok­ing the fa­mous Porsche liv­ery of each driver’s pe­riod win­ning car, this be­spoke GTS has been de­vel­oped with the Porsche Ex­clu­sive Man­u­fak­tur depart­ment for the UK mar­ket only.

Attwood, Bell and Tandy have all had a di­rect hand in choos­ing the spec of the car too, with the C4 ver­sion of the cur­rent 991.2 GTS cho­sen in honour of the all-wheel-drive lay­out of the cur­rent 919 e-hy­brid pi­loted by Tandy in the World En­durance Cham­pi­onship. It is also the fastest 911 in the cur­rent Carrera range.

Though the spec of each Bri­tish Le­gends car is iden­ti­cal from a tech­ni­cal as­pect, the three vari­ants are all dis­tin­guish­able by their liv­er­ies. The Attwood car is fin­ished in Guards red with black cen­tre-lock wheels to mimic the Salzburg liv­ery of his 1970 Le Mans-win­ning 917, the Bell GTS is Sap­phire blue metal­lic to echo his 956’s Roth­mans liv­ery, while the Tandy car is fin­ished in Carrera white metal­lic, which pays homage to the ap­pear­ance of his 919 from its 2015 tri­umph. All ver­sions carry small side de­cals fea­tur­ing the iconic num­ber of each driver’s Le Mans-con­quer­ing car, with the driver’s sig­na­ture printed on a plaque mounted aft of the B-pil­lar.

Gen­er­ously specced and unique in their ap­pear­ance, these cars of­fer a rare op­por­tu­nity for mo­tor­sport­ing afi­ciona­dos to suit­ably hail their most ad­mired Bri­tish rac­ing driver from Porsche’s hal­lowed works ros­ter. How­ever, there’s a high price for such ad­mi­ra­tion, as the GTS Bri­tish Le­gends edi­tions are avail­able from £122,376, putting them in the same bracket as a 911 Turbo. The cars aren’t part of a num­bered pro­duc­tion run but Porsche GB says the num­ber avail­able will be small, To­tal 911 es­ti­mat­ing this to be around one ex­am­ple per Porsche Cen­tre.

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