Porsche marks Le Mans return with 911 (991) Carrera S Martini Racing Edition

Article by Christian Andrei, on June 10, 2014

In order to mark its return at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, Porsche Exclusive unveiled the 911 Carrera S Martini Racing Edition. The new limited edition reflects the styling of Porsche cars of the 1970s and pays tribute to legendary Porsche Le Mans race cars such as the 917 and the 935 “Moby Dick”.

According to the official press release, the special edition is limited to just 80 units and Porsche will sell them in select markets of Europe, China, Japan and Latin America. For select 911 models, Porsche Tequipment will sell the exclusive Martini decal set as an aftermarket kit in Germany and other markets.

The 2014 Porsche 911 (991) Carrera S Martini Racing Edition is white and black and as you can see from the photos, the boot lid, roof section, rear wing and sides are accentuated by the “Martini Racing Design” décor set with the blue-red Martini colour pattern.

In addition, the vehicles feature the Aerokit Cup that adds an optimized spoiler lip as well as a fixed rear spoiler. Open the door and you will see the stainless steel door sill panels with red illuminated “911 Carrera S – Martini Racing Edition” badge as well as dashboard accents in body colour with the “Martini Racing Edition” logo.

Moreover, there is a sports steering wheel as well as the Sport Chrono package as standard. Other standard equipment includes Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with navigation module, a Bose sound system, tachometer with black gauge dial and all-electric sport seats in black leather.

Under the hood there is a 3.8-liter flat six-cylinder engine that generates 400 hp. Bolted to a PDK gearbox and with the activated Sport Plus mode, the vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4/1 seconds. Combined fuel consumption is 8.7 l/100 km/h (CO2 emissions of 202 g/km).

Starting in June 2014, the Porsche 911 Carrera S “Martini Racing Edition” will launch in the European markets of Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Poland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Finland and Great Britain. Starting in August 2014, the special edition will also be available in China, and from October 2014 in Japan and in Latin America. [source: Porsche]

Press Release

911 in traditional race outfit for Le Mans comeback by Porsche

Porsche Exclusive is issuing the "Martini Racing Edition" of the 911 Carrera S to coincide with this year's 24 hours of Le Mans race. Marking the return of Porsche to endurance motorsport is a limited edition 911 in traditional Martini racing design, which reflects the styling of Porsche race cars of the 1970s. The 911 Carrera S pays tribute to the successes of the legendary Porsche Le Mans race cars such as the 917 and the 935 "Moby Dick". The special edition is limited to 80 units and will be exclusively sold in select markets of Europe, in China, Japan and in Latin America. For select 911 models, Porsche Tequipment will be selling the exclusive Martini decal set as an aftermarket kit in Germany and other markets.

The "Martini Racing Edition" of the 911 Carrera S is available in the monochrome body colours white and black. The boot lid, roof section, rear wing and vehicle's sides are accentuated by the "Martini Racing Design" decor set with the characteristic blue-red Martini colour pattern. The special front apron of the Aerokit Cup has an optimised spoiler lip which gives the vehicle an even more distinctive appearance. The aerodynamic counterpart is the fixed rear spoiler of the Aerokit Cup, which rounds out the car's sporty look.

When entering the car, the stainless steel door sill panels with the red illuminated "911 Carrera S – Martini Racing Edition" badge already identify this car as an exclusive limited edition. The interior package includes dashboard accents in body colour with the "Martini Racing Edition" badge. The Martini Porsche also has a sport design steering wheel and the Sport Chrono package as standard. The extensive standard equipment is complemented by such features as Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with navigation module, a Bose sound system, tachometer with black gauge dial and all-electric sport seats in black leather.

The heart that beats in the Martini Porsche is a 3.8-litre flat six-cylinder engine with 400 hp. This 911 matches the level of dynamic performance of the regular 911 Carrera S: The car accelerates to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds with a PDK gearbox and activated Sport Plus button. Its combined fuel consumption, on the other hand, is familiarly moderate at 8.7 litres per 100 km (CO2 emissions: 202 g/km).

Starting in June 2014, the Porsche 911 Carrera S "Martini Racing Edition" will launch in the European markets of Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Poland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Finland and Great Britain. Starting in August 2014, the special edition will also be available in China, and from October 2014 in Japan and in Latin America.

911 Carrera S Martini Racing: Fuel consumption: urban 12.1 l/100 km; extra-urban 6.7l/100 km; combined 8.7l/100 km; CO2 emissions 202 g/km; efficiency class: G**

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