Following on from its 50 Years Edition model, Porsche is set to round off celebrations of the 911’s anniversary with the addition its most environmentally friendly variant yet, the 911 Blu Edition.
Offered in Convertible guise with PDK transmission as standard, the Blu Edition is finished in Riviera Blue with Guards Red highlights on the intake trims, lip spoiler, mirror casings and composite roof. Along with the roof panel, which weighs just 22 kg and replaces the regular car’s hydraulically-operated framework altogether, Porsche has fitted 18-inch hollow-spoke alloys wrapped in low rolling resistance (tractor?) tyres specially created by Michelin. Overall there’s a total weight saving of 63 kg compared to the standard model, rising to 85 kg with the roof removed.
Under the engine cover is a revised 3.4-litre flat-six that features low-friction silicon carbide-coated pistons, titanium alloy connecting-rods and selective cylinder deactivation technology. Torque remains unchanged at 287 Nm, but power is down from 257 kW (350 hp) to 224 kW (300 hp). On the road 100 km/h appears in 5.4 seconds with a top speed of 266 km/h achievable.
Further measures include an active grille shutter system to enhance aerodynamic slipperiness, an advanced stop/start function and alternator that disengages during normal conditions, but activates during decelerating. That technology results in a combined EU5 fuel consumption of 6.4 l/100 km with CO2 emissions of 152 g/km, which crush the regular Carrera‘s figures of 8.4 l/100 km and 198 g/km.
Expected to make its debut in Frankfurt this year (September 11 to 22), with just 911 examples being built at a price of €74,600, buyers will be chosen via a lottery system comprising of interested members of officially approved Porsche Clubs.
This just looks dreadful, and everything that a 911 shouldn’t be; the automotive equivalent of a doughnut with all of the tasty jam sucked out of it.
[Source: 911 UK]