The renowned German automaker, has officially launched a special edition of its iconic Porsche 911 model. Christened the “Le Mans Centenaire Edition”, this new variant pays tribute to the illustrious 24 Hours of Le Mans race, which celebrated its centennial this year. Priced at 238,000 euros, this exclusive edition will be available only in France.
The special release was orchestrated by Porsche France, the French subsidiary of the carmaker. Limited to just 72 units, the Le Mans Centenaire Edition celebrates the centennial of the world’s most prestigious endurance race, dedicated exclusively to the French market.
Drawing inspiration from Porsche’s legacy at Le Mans, the special edition mirrors two victorious race models. The Porsche 356 SL, which secured the brand’s maiden Le Mans win in 1951, and the legendary Porsche 911 GT1, the victor in 1998, serve as the muses for this edition.
The 911 Le Mans Centenaire Edition stands out with its unique silver paintwork and the racing number “46” – reminiscent of the first Porsche Le Mans champion 72 years ago – emblazoned on its doors. Golden rims directly echo the Porsche 911 GT1. Similar golden accents are spotted on brand emblems and model names at the rear. A special emblem commemorating the race’s centenary graces the engine hood.
The interior exudes exclusivity with intricate details like a map of the race circuit embroidered on the central armrest and silver stitching on seats and upholstery. Door sills flaunt a special plate with the edition’s name, while the official Le Mans race emblem is embroidered on the headrests.
Underpinning this limited edition is the Carrera GTS foundation. A robust 480-horsepower engine can be paired with either a 7-speed manual transmission or an 8-speed automatic PDK. Additionally, customers will be gifted a unique key, a protective cover, and a photo album documenting each unit’s journey from the Zuffenhausen factory to the Exclusive Manufaktur workshops.
The retail price for this elite racing homage stands at 237,819 euros.