According to the latest reports from 911UK, Porsche is going to reveal its most eco-friendly 911 in its 50 years history at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Dubbed 911 Blu Edition, the new Porsche will feature a detuned version of the current 3.4-liter flat six, developing 300 hp, 50 hp less than the current 911 Carrera. Still, the engine will produce the same peak torque of 287 Nm @ 5,800 rpm.
Moreover, the engine 911 Blu Edition will feature an active shutter mechanism that will close the front radiator apertures. As a result, the drag coefficient of the eco 911 will drop from 0.29 to an impressive 0.26.
An upgraded stop-start system will be offered as standard and the 911 Blu will also receive a new smart charging system capable to disengage the alternator entirely except during braking oar large current draws such as heated seats or heated rear window use.
As standard, the 911 Blu will get 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in low rolling-resistance tyres developed by Michelin. The PASM adjustable suspension system will not be offered as standard, but for those who want it Porsche can install it as an option. What is more interesting is that the Porsche 911 Blu will be a cabriolet but the German manufacturer will offer a new composite hard top that weighs 22 kgs.
Regarding the performances, the 911 Blu will be capable to sprint from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 5.4 seconds with the standard PDK and will have a top speed of 266 km/h or 165 mph. The 911 Blu Edition will be easily recognizable due to its “Riviera Blue” exterior color and Guards Red hardtop. Same Guards Red color is found on the wing, mirrors and front grille. Still, if you want one you will have to be a member of the official Porsche clubs. [source: 911uk]