Porsche unveiled a new one-off vehicle commissioned by Porsche Latin America and Porsche Mexico. This special edition 911 Carrera S Cabriolet celebrates the automaker’s first running of the historic Carrera Panamericana race using a 356 S Cabriolet in 1952. The model’s full name is the Porsche 911 Carrera Panamericana.
Its Gentian Blue metallic paint job visually separates the Panamericana from other special edition models and matches its 1952 Porsche ancestor. Its 20 at the front and 21-inch rear wheels are also painted in Gentian Blue metallic with a gray center to match the 1952 racer. In addition, its brake calipers are painted black.
Another unique feature is its cabriolet roof which is dressed in a Graffiti gray, a color option not available on the Porsche 911. They had to borrow canvas material from the 718 to dress the Porsche 911 Carrera Panamericana with a contrasting gray top. Inside, the Panamericana’s interior is dressed in Crayon gray leather with a vintage Carrera Panamericana helmet embroidered on the headrest in Graphite blue.
Under the hood, the Panamericana features the same drivetrain as the Carrera S Cabriolet. A 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine produces a max rate of 443 horsepower. In addition, Porsche claims the car can achieve a top speed of 190 mph on a racetrack. Next year, this Porsche 911 Carrera Panamericana will be auctioned off by Porsche Mexico. The proceeds from its sale go to charity.
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