It’s sixty years since the first Porsche Club was founded in Germany, and to mark the occasion Porsche are producing a 911 so exclusive that only the most loyal of customers can own one.
But not only is this “special” 911 available exclusively to Porsche Club members, the 911 Club Coupe will be limited to just 13 units – one which will remain in the Porsche Museum, whilst the remaining 12 will be assigned to customers via a legally certified prize draw. Priced in Germany at 142,831 Euros / £115,000 (not including VAT), the prize draw will be open to customers in all markets worldwide with the exception of China and India.
Porsche engineers have upgraded the base 3.8-litre flat-six from the Carrera S using a newly developed Powerkit, which uses modified cylinder heads and camshafts, a newly developed variable-resonance intake system with switchable flaps, a sports exhaust system with dual tailpipes, dynamic engine mounts and a re-mapped ECU. Power increases to 424bhp with 440 Nm of torque, while its 0-62mph time drops to 4.0 seconds (from 4.1 seconds in the standard Carerra S) as fitted with its standard seven-speed PDK gearbox. Carbon-ceramic brakes are standard, as is dynamic sports suspension (PASM) and the Sport Chrono package.
Complementing the Powerkit upgrade is a new SportDesign package, which adds the classic duck-tail spoiler, special front bumper moulding with integral splitter and an extensive range of individualisation features including a new body colour called ‘Brewster Green’. The choice of Brewster Green is
a tribute to the typical colour traditionally chosen for cars owned by members of the Porsche family.
A set of 20-inch SportTechno wheels feature as standard, and the doorsills will be finished in body colour with a brushed stainless-steel decorative inlay with lettering individually created for each customer. Illuminated door entry guards bearing the inscription ‘911 Club Coupe’ will be accompanied by the anniversary logo ’60 Years of Porsche Clubs’. Even the key features its own decoratively stitched leather pouch, with the words “911 Club Coupe” embossed into its surface.
The first ever Porsche was built in 1948 and the first Porsche Club was established just four years later by a group of seven enthusiasts in Westphalia. A second Porsche club was founded in Berlin by six enthusiasts later that same year, and now there are 640 Porsche Clubs in 75 countries with around 181,000 members.
It seems a long time ago when I was a Secretary in Porsche Club Great Britain, having founded the 968 Sport & Club Sport Register in 1995, but I can well imagine how popular the 911 Club Coupe will be with members. Hopefully one of these 12 customer cars will find its way into the hands of a Britsh enthusiast.
If you’re a Porsche Club member, then you have until 16 July 2012 to register your entry in the prize draw. Visit the 911 Club Coupe microsite to find our more.