Last week marked the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the first Porsche car club. It had just seven members. Shortly after a second club was formed, with six members. Now, there are 640 official Porsche clubs around the globe, comprising of 181,000 members,
To honour the occasion Porsche is making a highly exclusive special edition called the 911 Club Coupe. Just 13 will be made and only 12 will be offered for sale. The thirteenth example will be kept by Porsche.
If you want to buy one of these Club Coupes you’ll need to be a Porsche club member, obviously, and then register your interest and hope your name is drawn out of a hat.
There’s more to this Club Coupe than a lick of Brewster Green paint. Starting with a 991 Carrera S, Porsche has upped the power by 22kW to a new peak of 316kW. That power gain has been achieved through the use of an official Powerkit, featuring an uprated cylinder head and camshafts. These have been complemented by a new intake and sports exhaust system.
Cosmetic enhancements include a specially designed “duck tail” rear spolier, 20â€ Sport Techno alloy wheels and espresso leather withÂ luxor beige contrast stitching. A neat touch is the interior trim over the glove box which will be personalised with the owner’s name.
You’ll have to really want one, though. At launch the European pricing for a regular Carrera S was â‚¬102,436, including taxes. The Club Coupe is â‚¬142,831, excluding taxes. God forbid what those prices would be in Australian dollars!
Celebrating 60 years of Porsche clubs with the 911 Club Coupe
The first Porsche was built in 1948 and the first Porsche Club was established just four years later: a group of seven Porsche drivers founded the WestfÃ¤lischer Porsche Club Hohensyburg, now known as the Porsche Club Westfalen e. V., on 26 May 1952. That same year saw the formation of a second Porsche Club with six members initially â€“ the Porsche Club Berlin e. V. The movement took off and there are now 640 official Porsche Clubs in 75 countries with a total of approximately 181,000 members. They are all enthusiastic about the Porsche brand and are part of a unique Porsche family.
To mark the 60th anniversary, something very special has been planned. In honour of the 13 founding Porsche Club members and all Porsche Club members worldwide, Porsche Community Management has teamed up with Porsche Exclusive to create an exceptional vehicle: the 911 Club Coupe. All details can be found in the PDF attached below.
And because this 911 honoring the founding of the first Clubs is so rare, only very few Club members will be privileged to acquire it. Only 12 Club members will have the opportunity, through a lottery, to acquire one 911 Club Coupe each. One vehicle will remain at Porsche to honor the Porsche Club World.
Euro Price: 142.831 EUR (Germany, excl. taxes)
MSRP: 175.580 USD (USA, excl. taxes)
For country-specific price information, please refer to your Porsche Centre/Dealer.