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2011 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS B59 Edition

Special edition Porsche 911 Carreras don’t come out often and when they do, it’s almost a certainty that people will tussle for the chance to own one. So here it is, Porsche lovers, now’s the time to punch your ticket to a 911 Carrera battle royale of epic proportions.

Brumos Porsche, a Porsche dealer from Jacksonville, Florida, has released the exclusive and factory-authorized Porsche 911 Carrera GTS B59 Edition Coupe. Only five of these bad boys have been made so consider yourself extremely lucky if you get the opportunity to own one.

The cars were commissioned as a tribute to Hurley Haywood, the man who won the Daytona 24 Hours five times for Porsche, four times in the 70s and one in the 90s. The special edition 911 Carrera GTS comes full of special edition goodies that justifies its rarity, including a special paint job and Porsche’s own Sport Chrono Package Plus.

"Our special B59 Edition project is nearing completion and soon the driving fun will begin," said Ray Shaffer, Brumos Porsche General Manager.

"It is an honor and a pleasure to be involved so closely with the Porsche factory in Germany and here in the States during the creation of these special 911s."

Granted, these five cars won’t come cheap and it’s more than likely that you’re going to have to fight someone to be the one of the five lucky people to score a model. But if you’re got the resources and the determination to buy one, then hey, more power to you.

Find out more about the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS B59 Edition after the jump.

Exterior and Interior

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS B59 Edition

Coming in a special Carrera White finish with a red and blue stripe design on the front hood and rear deck of the sports car, the 911 Carrera GTS B59 Edition is definitely dressed to the nines. Complementing the predominantly white finish and the red and blue accents are red and blue stripe "Porsche" door decals, black door mirrors, and a set of 19" Fuchs-style wheels to add a modern language on the otherwise retro-looking profile of the car.

Inside, the stainless steel door entry guards come with a "Hurley Haywood" engraved signature. The steering wheel and the gear lever get a deviating stitching in the same red and blue colors of the stripes on the car’s hood while the Carrera White paint finish also finds its way inside as interior accents, including the Adaptive Sport Seat Backrests.

Other interior goodies included in this special edition Porsche are heated front seats, a BOSE surround-sound system, an XM satellite radio receiver, and an extended navigation module for PCM 3.0.

Performance

2011 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS

Unfortunately, for all of its special edition tags, the 911 Carrera GTS B59 Edition comes with the same 3.8-liter flat engine as the standard model. Having said that, the car is still good enough to deliver 408 horsepower and 310 lb/ft of torque with a 0-60 mph time of just 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 190 mph.

Pricing

Understandably, this five-piece, special edition model will break your piggy banks should you decide to buy one. The cost of this 911 Carrera GTS B59 Edition will hit your pockets to the tune of $133,540.

Competition

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS B59 Edition

You might try to compare the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS with the Audi R8 V8 Limited Edition , if only for the small facts that they almost carry the same power - the latter comes with a 4.2 liter V8 engine with 424 horsepower - with the R8 a little ahead in that regard. But with that added power, plus all the other goodies it comes with, the R8 V8 Limited Edition is also about $16,000 more expensive - it retails for around $150,000 - than the 911 Carrera GTS B59 Edition.

Considering the extremely limited run nature of the special edition 911 Carrera GTS, you can make a serious case that the real competition here are all the other customers you’re gonna have to fight with to score one of the five available models for the sports car.

Good luck with that.

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS B59 Edition
LOVE IT
  • Rare special edition model
  • Retro look combines with modern technology
  • Fancy interior dress up
LEAVE IT
  • Only five models available
  • No powertrain upgrades
  • Expensive, to say the least


5 comments:

I’m quite impressed with its engine, but I don’t think that it is good enough to have a better performance for this kind of sports car. Anyway, the abstract look of this one is very striking and lovely on it.

Very classy sports car. Look impressive and has unique design. Extremely one of the special car I’ve seen.

I don’t like the rear back of the car, and the designs look lame. If the competition will be with the Audi R8 V8, they will surely lose. Aside from the fact that it is very pricey, it doesn’t have a power train at all.

Although the car look so vintage, we, couldn’t deny the fact that the elegance is still there and the figure performance is remarkable. I really like the perfect combination of retro styling and modern technology for this rare model vehicle.

I just noticed that Porsche has restored the vintage platform of their vehicle by not altering it at all. Well, I don’t believe that it sways the  presentation&nbs p;of the vehicle. The figure of the Porsche is very much outstanding plus it offers a better fuel economy.

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