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.
Gallery Porsche 911 Carrera GTS
Exterior and Interior
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.
2011 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.
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.
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.
- Rare special edition model
- Retro look combines with modern technology
- Fancy interior dress up
- Only five models available
- No powertrain upgrades
- Expensive, to say the least