Porsche didn't enter the Chinese market until 2001.
Porsche was founded way back in 1931, but it didn't enter the Chinese market until 2001, some 70 years later. To celebrate this anniversary, Porsche has presented a special commemorative 911 Turbo S at this year's Shanghai Auto Show appropriately called the "Porsche 911 Turbo S 20 Years Porsche China Edition."
Designed by the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur bespoke division, the special 911 Turbo S features a custom livery with the number 20 on the doors, "20 Years Porsche China Edition" badging on the B-pillars, and embossed "Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur" lettering. White Gold stripes also adorn the body.
The model presented in Shanghai is finished in Oslo Blue, but it can be finished in one of five available color options including Star Ruby Red, Mint Green, Viola Purple, and Gulf Orange. Anniversary badging is also applied throughout the interior, which is trimmed in a unique color theme matching the exterior.
"Twenty years is a significant milestone but it's not the finish line. We would like to use this opportunity to renew our commitment to the Chinese market. Together with our partners and our customers, we can work to cultivate the next generation of sports car enthusiasts and create even greater fusion in the next 20 years, and beyond," said Jens Puttfarcken, President and CEO of Porsche China.
Presumably, the commemorative 911 Turbo S will be built in limited numbers, but Porsche hasn't announced a production cap. Since this is an appearance package, the 911 Turbo S hasn't received any performance upgrades, but the standard car already has plenty of power to play with thanks to a 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six generating 640 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque.
As well as presenting the 20th anniversary 911 Turbo S, Porsche is also displaying the 718 Spyder, which is returning to the Chinese market, and the dystopian 911 Turbo S from Cyberpunk 2077 at the auto show. The Porsche Boxster 25 Years special edition also made its Chinese debut in Shanghai.