The bespoke exterior color is inspired by the original Porsche 356.
Last year, Porsche celebrated its 70th anniversary in America. Although Porsche was founded in 1931 and the 356 was built in 1948, Porsche didn't start selling cars in the US until 1950. This year also marks the 70th anniversary of Porsche in Australia, one of the German automaker's oldest markets. To celebrate, Porsche has unveiled a limited-edition 911 GT3 dubbed the 911 GT3 70 Years Porsche Australia Edition.
Based on the wingless 911 GT3 Touring, this is the first time a market-specific model has been based on a Touring model. It's also the first time Porsche has built a special-edition model specifically for the Australian market.
Designed in collaboration with the Style Porsche design team, the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur customization department, and Porsche Cars Australia, the 911 GT3 70 Years Porsche Australia Edition is painted in a new bespoke Fish Silver Grey Metallic color developed by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. According to Porsche, the swish new finish is a modern take on the Fish Silver Grey color used on one of the first two Porsche 356 cars imported into Australia back in 1951.
Porsche says the special-edition GT3 Touring also "boasts various unique exterior and interior design features to celebrate this year's significant milestone," but doesn't provide any further details. In the photos, a '70 Years Porsche Edition' badge can be seen on the rear window and side sill plates. Commemorative '70' lettering is also applied to the armrest.
The 911 GT3 70 Years Porsche Australia Edition will be built in limited numbers. Limiting production to 70 units would seem logical, but Porsche hasn't given an exact number. Pricing information is also not available. Being based on the 911 GT3 Touring, the special-edition Porsche is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine developing 502 horsepower and 346 lb-ft of torque.
During the reveal event, the commemorative Porsche debuted alongside the Taycan, Macan, and numerous classic cars representing Porsche's seven decades in Australia from the 356 to the 928 to the current 911. As you've probably guessed by now, the 911 GT3 70 Years Porsche Australia Edition will not be sold in the US.