In paying tribute to a racing driver who was a one-off himself, the unique 911 created in his memory had to have a distinctive design and details.
Porsche Mexico is proud to unveil a special commemorative 911 Turbo S to honor the life and accomplishments of professional racing driver Pedro Rodríguez. With a Formula One Grand Prix win, a victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and four triumphs in the 24 Hours of Daytona, Pedro Rodríguez is undoubtedly the most successful Mexican racing driver of all time. During his illustrious career, he walked away with 11 titles in the World Championship of Makes – now known as the World Endurance Championship (WEC) – and he helped Porsche to win the series in 1970 and 1971. Eight of his 11 wins were in the Porsche 917 KH with the distinctive Gulf Oil livery. Now, 50 years after he lost his life at the Norisring street circuit in Nuremberg, Germany on 11 July 1971, Porsche Latin America and Porsche Mexico have commissioned a special tribute.
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The Porsche 911 Turbo S ‘One of a Kind’ is painted to pay homage to the 917K featured in its original Gulf livery, which Pedro had won 8 races driving in. Inside, the 911 is fully upholstered in graphite blue leather with orange stitching, and while the 917 silhouette features on the front seat headrests, Rodríguez’s signature can be seen on the center armrest and on the carbon fiber dashboard trim. Along with the exterior and interior additions, the 911 Turbo S also comes with a set of Gulf livery keys designed with Pedro Rodríguez’s signature and a bespoke luggage set in graphite blue leather with orange stitching and details. The Porsche 911 Turbo S “One of a Kind” Pedro Rodríguez will be auctioned off later this year. The proceeds will go to various charitable causes.
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