Porsche celebrated the 60th anniversary of the legendary 911 with a specially designed 911 Turbo. The car, part of Porsche’s Sonderwunsch customization program, was a joint project involving Porsche Cinema, Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, Porsche Middle East and Africa, and Porsche Heritage.
The one-off 911 Turbo drew inspiration from the “911 Turbo Nr. 1,” which was originally commissioned for Louise Piëch, daughter of Ferdinand Porsche. Unlike the standard 911 Turbo of the time, the bespoke Nr. 1 was based on the slender Carrera chassis style, although it still had the Turbo’s large rear wing, and was given to Piëch as a present on his 70th birthday. No. 1’s cabin used Tartan fabric in a red interior that was personally selected by Piëch.
In keeping with the theme, the one-off creation has a silver-finished exterior with Porsche graphics on the lower doors and a fixed rear wing. As for Nr. 1, modern entertainment is also sitting on black alloy wheels.
Speaking about the one-off 911 Turbo, Manfred Bräunl, CEO of Porsche Middle East and Africa FZE said, “This special car is not only a demonstration of what is possible with our Porsche customization programs, it also reflects the heroic and pioneering Porsche spirit when we look at it. back to the inspiration for this project – ‘911 Turbo Nr. 1’.”
Porsche 911 Turbo Nr. 1
“The original idea for this project started a year ago,” continues Patrick Gallas, Manager of Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, Porsche Middle East and Africa. “We wanted to create a modern car design that was unique. Fortunately for us, there is no shortage of Porsche cars that people mark as icons. We chose to ‘remodel’ one of the greatest icons of all – the original 911 Turbo that belonged to Louise Peach.”