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Porsche celebrates British success at Le Mans with 911 GTS British Legends Edition

10.10.2017

Porsche has celebrated the success of British drivers at the Le Mans 24 hours by introducing three bespoke version of the 911 Carrera 4 GTS, only for the UK.

Known as the British Legends Edition and priced from £122 376 (R2 215 311), the trio pays homage to 1970 winner Richard Attwood, five times victor Derek Bell and 2015 winner Nick Tandy, with a range of unique exterior and interior touches.

Aside from extra Alcantara trim, black mirrors, floor mats with Alcantara edges and Union Jack badges on the B-pillar together with each driver's signature on the doorsills, all three are finished in a special livery which in the case of Attwood's, comes in Guards Red with white stripes at the base of the doors in mirroring the Porsche Salzburg colours of the 917 he co-shared with Germany's Hans Herrmann, as well as the 23 race number.

Winner for Porsche in 1981, 1982, 1986 and 1987, the former two most famously with Jacky Ickx with whom he also took is maiden victory in a Gulf Mirage GR-8 in 1975, the Bell edition 911 comes in blue with white stripes at the base of the doors surrounded by gold and red, resembling the colours of then major sponsor Rothmans, as well as the number 1.

Taking after the 919 hybrid he drove to victory with New Zealand's Earl Bamber and current Renault Formula One driver Nico Hülkenberg, Tandy's 911 comes finished in white with black and grey striping and the number 19.

Available with either the standard seven-speed manual gearbox or option seven-speed PDK, the British Legends Edition remains mechanically unchanged from the standard GTS with the 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six still producing 331 kW and 550 Nm of torque.

Article written by Autodealer
10.10.2017
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