2014 Porsche 911 S Martini Racing Edition review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 , 04:06:26 byEmil

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Porsche 911 S Martini Racing Edition

It is a certainty that drinking and driving are not the best friends. But when it comes to racing, it seems a perfect combination. Why is that? Because Martini, the number one producer of vermouth and the most famous Italian sparkling wine brand, decided to resurrect an important part in its 150 years history by displaying once again the distinctive dark blue, light blue and red stripes on a racing car. And this car is no other than the Porsche 911 S. Porsche and Martini celebrate their Le Mans return with the Porsche 911 S Martini Racing Edition.

Le Mans in one of the most important racing competitions in the field and Porsche decided to return to the game. And this must be known by the entire world and the easiest way to do this is introducing this special Martini Racing Edition of the Porsche 911 S. Of course, the special edition is distinguished by either a white or black body paint matched with Martini's traditional blue-red color scheme on the roof, rear wing, boot lid and sides. In addition, the model also features an Aerokit Cup front apron and fixed rear spoiler.

Obviously the inside of the vehicle has to correspond to the requirements. So it features stainless steel door sill panels with "911 Carrera S – Martini Racing Edition" illuminated badges. It also has body-colored dashboard accents with "Martini Racing Edition" badge as well as a standard Sport Chrono package and a sport steering wheel. Among the other options we find Porsche Communication Management (PCM) with navigation module, black leather-wrapped electric sport seats, tachometer with black gauge and a Bose audio system.

One of the most impressive elements in the Porsche 911 S Martini Racing Edition is the flat-six 3.8-liter engine powering it. The unit develops 400 PS (294 kW) which is delivered to the wheels via a PDK gearbox. This hardware configuration enables the limited-run 911 S to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.1 seconds when the Sport Plus button is pushed. This special edition will be spread in the most important places of the planet, Europe, China, Japan and Latin America. And only 80 units will be manufactured, so if you think you have the money, go for it.