Porsche 911 Reimagined Special Edition For Australia

When automakers create a unique version of their vehicles, the formula often involves a combination of extra horsepower and weight subtraction; but what if it was just a matter of honoring the first edition? Say no more, that’s exactly what Porsche did, celebrating the first 911 sold in Australia.

“The concept was to take a 1965 911 and reinvent that car and what we could do with it in 2020,” said Dean Williams, director of new vehicle sales at Porsche Center Melbourne.

In homage to the 911 Steingrau (Stone Gray) from 1965, the German manufacturer created a 992 Carrera S doppelganger. Configured through the global Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur network, the new Porsche models have been selected as iterations of the original. Although the stone gray color is not in the 2020 Porsche samples, a new shade called “Crayon” was to be its replacement. Other exterior modifications include 20/21 inch five-spoke wheels that wrap around black brake calipers (like on the original).

While the exterior features styling cues from the original, there is more to it than what you see. Of course, the 1965 version had a five-speed manual gearbox, but the new car is equipped with an eight-speed PDK. It allows Porsche customers to enjoy the exclusivity of the old model with the modern technology of the 992.

The interior modifications are much more nuanced compared to the exterior. The original green leather was complemented by a maple yellow dashboard and matching wooden steering wheel that framed the gauges perfectly. Unsurprisingly, it’s hard to improve on the interior aesthetics of 1965; it was a collection of colors that would be unheard of today.

The 992’s 14-way adjustable seats are shod in Agave Green Club leather, with a matching seat belt and contrasting exterior stitching. Green in the seats is accompanied by a lighter shade of leather in the rest of the car. Upon exiting and entering, occupants are also greeted by illuminated door sills that pay homage to the 1965 model on which the 992 is based.

While the set isn’t exactly a limited-edition model, it’s good to know that the German automaker prioritizes popularity over rarity.

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