2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S Endurance Racing Edition unveiled

By Bob Nagy on June 22, 2016 7:30 AM

Set to make a dynamic debut at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed, the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S Endurance Racing Edition will head to the U.S. sometime later this year. Designed and crafted by Porsche Exclusive, this distinctive 911 melds race-inspired cosmetics with performance-focused upgrades.

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Offered in White, Guards Red or Black this limited edition 911 has exterior graphics inspired by the automaker’s 2016 World Endurance Championship racing team, 20-inch black-finish Carrera S alloy wheels, gloss-black exterior mirrors and a glass electric sunroof. The Carrera S Endurance Racing Edition also boasts black-accent LED headlamps with the Porsche Dynamic Light System. Inside, black leather sport buckets have a Porsche crest embossed into the headrests and are matched with an Exclusive Carbon Fiber interior trim package, Guards Red seatbelts, black tachometer, and a storage compartment lid embossed with "Porsche Intelligent Performance." Other touches include special door sill plates, a GT Sport Steering wheel with Guards Red rim band and an appropriate “Endurance Racing Edition” dash badge. 

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While there are no changes to the engine in this high-profile Porsche, the potent 420-horsepower/3.0-liter twin-turbo flat-6 in the Carrera S does come with the Sport Exhaust system and can be paired with either a 7-speed manual transmission or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. The Endurance Racing Edition also gets the multi-mode Sport Chrono Package plus Sport-spec, ride-lowering Porsche Active Suspension Management System as well as the response-sharpening Active Rear-Axle Steering introduced on the 911 Turbo, GT3 and GT RS models.

Pricing for the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S Endurance Racing Edition will start at $119,475 when it arrives here. But if one of these long-distance runners strikes your fancy, better act quickly. Porsche says fewer than 100 will be coming to the U.S.

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