For whatever reason, Porsche's upcoming green-friendly 911 is painted blue, and called the Blu Edition.
The image you’re seeing here is supposedly a leaked photo of the Porsche 911 Blu Edition, the most environmentally friendly 911 of all time. And it looks like it was created in Photoshop by an eight-year-old. This has yet to be confirmed by Porsche, but the leaked image purportedly shows a 911 that will return 36.7 mpg on the US cycle. This edition is also being released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the 911, an event which has already seen the debut of 911 50 Years Limited Edition.
Aside from the questionable paint job, the Blu Edition is reportedly powered by a detuned 3.4-liter flat-six with 300 horsepower and 211 lb-ft of torque. It’ll likely be paired with the PDK dual-clutch gearbox to aid efficiency. Other fuel-saving features will include a start/stop system, cylinder deactivation and an active shutter mechanism. There will also be ultra-lightweight alloy wheels. And yes, that is a hard top, but unlike the one available on the previous 997, this one is much lighter, weighing in at just 48.5 lbs., compared to the previous 80 lbs. Initially the 911 Blu Edition will be offered to select Porsche Club members, but when the 991 is refreshed in late 2014, its features will become standard spec.