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The Year of the Anniversary continues in the motoring world, well the celebrations of it at least. Porsche has already done a bunch of cool things this year to mark 75 years of awesomeness, but this special-edition car that was created was intended to celebrate someone else’s milestone. The introduction of the svelte-looking 911 Carrera GTS Le Mans Centenaire Edition was created in honour of one of the world’s most watched and iconic races reaching 100 years - and as the name suggests that race is the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 911 Carrera GTS Le Mans Centenaire Edition takes inspiration from a pair of Porsches from the past that outperformed the competition in previous runnings of Le Mans, the Porsche 356 SL and the 911 GT1 '98. Engineers and designers looked at key elements in the old winning cars and managed to incorporate them into this commemorative edition Porsche in a subtle but effective manner to create what they call a modern sports car for the gentleman driver. The base model used for the Le Mans Centenaire Edition is the 2023 911 Carrera GTS. "We are really proud to present this model today,” says Marc Meurer, Managing Director of Porsche France. “The 911 Carrera GTS Le Mans Centenaire Edition is the fruit of the expertise and shared passion of our teams at Porsche France, Style Porsche and Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur."

“The history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is intimately linked with that of Porsche. A prestigious brand that is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.  This market edition is a fantastic tribute to the greatest endurance race in the world," says Pierre Fillon, President of the ACO (Automobile Club de l'Ouest). “We would like to thank Porsche for its commitment to endurance racing and for continuing to give car enthusiasts something to dream about”. So that dream Porsche in standard guise is quite a monster thanks to its twin-turbocharged, 6-cylinder boxer with 353 kW of power on tap, mated to either a 7-speed manual or an 8-speed PDK transmission. It’s properly fast. There is a host of changes that make this one special though; a badge with the "24h Le Mans" logo and laurel wreath design on the rear lid grille along with a Le Mans race track outline in the French tricolour, anniversary lettering on the B-pillars, a "Born in Le Mans, Manufactured in Zuffenhausen" decal, the Le Mans racetrack embossed on the centre armrest, the 24h Le Mans logo on the headrests and model lettering on the door sill trims. Le Mans Silver Metallic paint covers the car, as seen on the first Le Mans winner, and to match there’s the starting number 46 too. Inside there’s Graphite Blue leather and Graphite Blue corduroy for the trim and steering wheel, and contrasting Crayon is found on the 12 o'clock mark on the steering wheel, on the dials of the instrument cluster, SportChrono and the decorative stitching - and the seatbelts are red. The wheels are painted in Aurum with a Le Mans Silver Metallic fine-line. The car also comes with an individual key pouch and a car cover in Graphite Blue for indoor use. The biggest catch to the car is that it’s only available in France, which is fitting really.

Take a look at the YouTube video showcasing the amazing new, limited-edition 911 Carrera that was created in celebration of the running of Le Mans for 100 years. The German automaker has created this rather desirable 911 Carrera GTS Le Mans Centenaire Edition that features a bunch of cool details that tip the hat to one of the world's most iconic races: 100 years of Le Mans: Unveiling the 911 Carrera GTS Le Mans Centenaire Edition | Porsche

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