After missing in action for 16 years, Porsche is back at the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans. To spread the word about its comeback, the German luxury brand has decided to treat its fans with a special Martini Racing Edition of the 911 Carrera S.
The special edition that will be limited to only 80 units worldwide wears the iconic Martini Racing stripes that adorned many of Porsche’s previous Le Mans efforts such as the 917 and 935 “Moby Dick”, which were seen racing throughout the 1970s in the signature red-and-blue racing stripes. The Martini Racing Edition 911 can only be had with either a white or a black body, coupled with the red-blue colour scheme on the roof, rear wing, boot lid and on the sides. For some added visual flair, the car gets Porsche’s Aerokit Cup body kit.
On the inside, the Martini Racing Edition theme continues with the body-coloured dashboard trim, a sporty steering wheel and a standard Sport Chrono pack. It features a stainless steel door sill panels with the “911 Carrera S - Martini Racing Edition” illuminated lettering. Buyers can also purchase the Porsche Communication Management package, which includes navigation, a Bose sound system and a black tachometer and the leather seats.
The mechanical bits remain unchanged, which means that the Martini Racing Edition will continue to be served with the familiar flat-six, 3.8-litre, engine developing 400PS of max power, which sends power via a PDK gearbox. The 0 to 100 kmph mark is reached in 4.1 seconds, when the Sport Plus button is activated.
The Porsche 911 Carrera S Martini Racing Edition will go on sale this month in the European market and will later make its way into China, Japan and Latin America.