Porsche reveals Le Mans-inspired ‘British Legends Edition’ 911s
Well, this was unexpected.
Porsche has announced a special run of its 911 Carrera 4 GTS, called the ‘British Legends Edition’.
While we’d expect such a nameplate on an Aston Martin, a Caterham or perhaps a Mini, seeing it on a Porsche is slightly surprising.
Porsche and the UK do have shared heritage, however, as British racing drivers have played their part in cementing the Stuttgart marque’s legacy as the most succesful manufacturer of all-time at Le Mans.
The special colour/decal combinations have been designed to honour the three British drivers who have taken victory at Le Mans in Porsche’s over the years.
Richard Attwood was a part of the team that took the brand’s first ever overall victory at the event in 1970, driving a Porsche 917; Derek Bell raced various Porsches to take victory in 1981, 1982, 1986 and 1987; and Nick Tandy took victory in 2015 driving a Porsche 919 Hybrid.
Both Tandy and Attwood’s versions are painted to reflect the cars they raced to take the chequered flag at the iconic Circuit De La Sarthe, while Derek Bell elected to pay homage to the car he raced in 1982: the iconic Rothmans-liveried 956.
These special edition Carrera GTS variants are on sale now – if you wish to have the Tandy (Carrara White) or Bell (Sapphire Blue) editions, it will set you back £123,210. The car inspired by Attwood – in Guards Red – is a steal at £122,376!
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