On May 26, 1952, only four years after Porsche began producing cars, a group of seven enthusiasts in Westphalia, Germany, established the first Porsche Club in the world. Six months later, the second club was started by another six gentlemen. Today, there are 640 official Porsche Clubs with some 181 000 members in 75 countries around the world.
To mark the 60th anniversary of the first Porsche Clubs in Germany, the Stuttgart sports car maker has readied a special edition version of the 991 aptly named the 911 Club Coupé. Only 13 of the custom-built Brewster Green 911 Club Coupés will be made, giving a nod to the original 13 Porsche Club members from its inaugural year. Making things even more exclusive, only 12 will actually be available, as Porsche itself will retain one vehicle on behalf of Porsche Club World.
Based on the Carrera S, the Club Coupé is equipped with the dual-clutch PDK transmission, Carrera S Powerkit and rides on 20-inch SportTechno wheels. Apart from the Brewster Green metallic paintwork, the interior is trimmed in dark brown leather and aluminium – the latter laser engraved with the owners’ name.
The Powerkit includes modified cylinder heads and camshafts, centre radiator, newly developed variable resonance-type intake system, sports exhaust with two dual tailpipes, optimised engine management and Porsche’s Sport Chrono Package with dynamic engine mounts. The combination is enough to help the 911 Club Coupé reach 100 km/h from a standstill in 4.0 seconds using Porsche’s dual-clutch Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission and Sport Plus mode. Porsche is also offering its seven-speed manual gearbox as an option.
The car is distinguishable by its decorative ’911 Club Coupé’ lettering on the doors, a’la 911 Carrera GTS and Carrera 4 GTS, distinctive front spoiler and ‘duck tail’ rear spoiler, plus a new titanium-coloured engine cover and carbon fibre inserts.
As mentioned earlier, only 12 club members will have the chance to acquire one 911 Club Coupé, each through a lottery and only after they register their interest on Porsche’s dedicated website until July 16, 2012. Pricing in Germany is set at €142 831.