Since 1931, Porsche has been producing superb car models, and no other company can match the quality of this firm. We have seen it grow and it continues to get better with each new dawn. Porsche cars offer you high performance, durability, and elegance at the same time whenever you are on the road. Since the time it was established, it continues to produce one iconic model after the other and selecting one Porsche over the other is a pleasurably uphill task as all their cars are almost if not perfect. Nonetheless, we went Porsche hunting and came up with the list of the top five special edition Porsche models in history.
Porsche 356 America Roadster
With only 16 models produced, the 356 America Roadster is among the Porsche's special edition models and is one that is difficult to come by for those who like keeping a collection. It was produced a few decades back in 1952 when most of us were possibly not born, and if you were then, gray hairs are part of your identity. The 356 America roadster has quite a striking appearance, but that should not fool you as it is quite a performer as it was exclusively a rally car. For a car that was created when no technology was there yet, it has top-notch specs. For instance, it has a speed of 177km/h and a horsepower of 70hp. It is also lightweight with only 605 kg which made it even more perfect for the track. The fact that it tops our list of top five special Porsche models is not in vain; it’s perfect and getting one would be the best thing for anyone.
Porsche 911 SC/RS Special Edition
Our list would be incomplete if we did not have the 911SC/RS special edition Porsche. With a speed of 155 mph and a 3.0 liter flat six engine, the SC/RS is quite a performer as it is a product of the early 80s when technology in the car manufacture industry was still a thing to be dreamed and talked about. It was made for racing only and could quickly plummet from 0 to 60 in 4.9 seconds. It is lightweight and had a high HP. Driving this models is a million thumbs up, as you do not only enjoy the super speed but also the elegance of a sports car.
Porsche 911 Turbo S (964)
The early 90s 911 Turbo S is the father of all the 911s as from its design most are made. Hence it is not only a special edition Porsche but also a masterpiece. With just 86 models built, the Turbo S had a 3.6 liter flat six-cylinder engines which had a top speed of 183.9 mph and could move from 0 to 60 effortlessly in 3.6 seconds. It has a horsepower of 385/5750 and comes in a beautiful yellow or blue finish.
Porsche 924 Carrera GTS
Also referred to as the Red Indian the 924 Carrera GTS is one of Porsche's special editions and similar to many of its models, it boasts specifications which other car brands envy. Its year of release was 1981, and Water Rohrl who is one of the most famous drivers in the world of racing attributes most of his success to this model. It has an impeccable design, and only 426 models of this were built which makes it a rare car to come across and if you do, adding it to your collection may cause severe damage to your bank account.
Porsche 911 GTI
The 911 GTI was a special edition Porsche as it was built to fit some specification in the motor racing hence only 25 models were released. Therefore, it is challenging to come by this one, and it boasts a unique design. It had a horsepower of 537 and a torque of 443 pounds which made heads turn wherever it passed during the rallies. The GTI also has a twin-turbo flat-six engine with a 3.2-liter capacity. If you happen to come across this model, you are definitely among the luckiest people in the world.
In a nutshell, besides the fact that special edition Porsche models are limited vehicles, they are also hot cakes. Given that one man’s meat is another man’s poison, what pleases you is not what pleases everyone. Take your time and look for your favorite model, but don’t be surprised when you drain your bank accounts.
Written by Garrett Parker
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