Mike Stevens | Jun 13, 2014

Porsche is giving the nostalgia tree another shake this week, with the unveiling of a new commemorative version of its 911 hero.

As it did recently with the new 918 hypercar, Porsche has wrapped the 911 S in some very familiar graphics: the legendary Martini Racing livery.

Revealed as a new special-edition model for overseas markets, the new pack debuts as a celebration of Porsche’s return to Le Mans this weekend.

Available in black or white, just 80 of the new specials will be made - and while Europe is the main focus, China, Japan and Latin America will follow.

That means Australia will go without, but Porsche says it will also offer a Martini graphics package for certain 911 models to markets that miss out on these limited-edition cars.

The new specials also get a GT3-style body-kit, along with a new front lip spoiler, lit door sill panels, a new steering wheel and Martini highlights in the cabin.

Power is provided by the same 294kW/440Nm 3.8 litre flat six that drives the regular Carrera S, promising a 0-100km/h time of 4.1 seconds.

Despite the appearance of these new specials, Australian Mark Webber will not be wearing Martini logos on his racing suit or his 919 Hybrid LMP1.

Webber’s car, co-driven by Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas and Neel Jani, has already been a proven contender this year, finishing third at Silverstone.


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