Porsche celebrates Le Mans return with 911 S Martini Racing Edition

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Stuttgart based car maker Porsche has introduced a 911 S Martini Racing Edition to celebrate its return to the Le Mans.

Porsche is returning to Le Mans after a long period of 16 years and they decided to best way to spread the word would be through a special Martini Racing Edition of the 911 S. The Martini racing edition can be ordered only with either a white or black body paint matched with Martini’s traditional blue-red color scheme on the roof, rear wing, boot lid and sides. Also, the model can also be visually distinguished by its Aerokit Cup front apron and fixed rear spoiler.

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On the interior front, the changes continue inside the cabin where Porsche has fitted stainless steel door sill panels with “911 Carrera S – Martini Racing Edition” illuminated lettering. The cabin also features body-colored dashboard accents with “Martini Racing Edition” badge along with a standard Sport Chrono package and a sport steering wheel. Other standard bells and whistles include Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with navigation module, black leather-wrapped electric sport seats, tachometer with black gauge and a Bose audio system.

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Powering the Racing Edition will be the familiar flat-six 3.8-liter engine which develops 400 PS (294 kW) of max power which is sent to the wheels via a PDK gearbox. The allows the limited-run 911 S to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) from standstill in 4.1 seconds when the Sport Plus button is activated.

Sales of the 911 S Martini Racing Edition will commence this month in Europe, followed later this year by China, Japan and Latin America. Porsche has announced the edition will enjoy a limited production run of only 80 units.