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