The first Porsche was built in 1948 and the first Porsche Club was established just four years later: a group of seven Porsche drivers founded the Westfälischer Porsche Club Hohensyburg, now known as the Porsche Club Westfalen e. V., on 26 May 1952. That same year saw the formation of a second Porsche Club with six members initially – the Porsche Club Berlin e. V.
The movement took off and there are now 640 official Porsche Clubs in 75 countries with a total of approximately 181,000 members. They are all enthusiastic about the Porsche brand and are part of a unique Porsche family. To mark the 60th anniversary, something very special has been planned.
In honour of the 13 founding Porsche Club members and all Porsche Club members worldwide, Porsche Community Management has teamed up with Porsche Exclusive to create an exceptional vehicle: the 911 Club Coupe.
Using the Porsche Carrera S as a base, the exclusive Club Coupe gets the Carrera S Powerkit providing an extra 30 horsepower, taking the total to 430 hp and dropping the 0-to-100-kph sprint to 4.0 seconds.
The PASM option drops the car by 20 millimeters over its 20-inch Sport Techno wheels, and the Sport Design package adds a new front fascia and a ducktail spoiler out back. The work is then coated in Brewster Green paint with an Espresso interior, and finished with glossy script on the doors.
On the inside is an Espresso natural leather interior sporting contrasting stitching in Luxor Beige. To prove the Club Coupe’s authenticity, the switch panel trim strip will sport a logo crafted individually for each customer, along with illuminated door sills with the model designation and anniversary logo.
Because this 911 honoring the founding of the first Clubs is so rare, only very few Club members will be privileged to acquire it. Only 12 Club members will have the opportunity, through a lottery, to acquire one 911 Club Coupe each, entered by registering at the Porsche microsite. One vehicle will remain at Porsche to honor the Porsche Club World.
You have until June 16 to get your name down, and if you are among the chosen your name will be engraved on the door sill – but we assume that’s after you’ve paid $175,580, before taxes for the privilege.
Also shown in the Porsche Museum for the first time as part of the “60 years of the Porsche Club” special exhibition will be the 911 T Coupé. Last year, Porsche Classic experts were commissioned by the Porsche Club of America to restore a 1973 vintage US version of this model. This unique vehicle was raffled among American Club members.