Porsche hits 50 years in Taiwan this year and wanted to celebrate with a unique 911.
Way back in 1972, Porsche brought a 911E into Taiwan. It was the first Porsche ever sold on Taiwanese soil. Presumably, Porsche has spent the last 50 years making up for bringing the least powerful 911 Carrera at the time to Taiwan, as it is now celebrating its 50th year in the small island country. So, as any manufacturer with an anniversary to celebrate would do, Porsche whipped up another special edition car to commemorate the occasion.
It's called the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS-50 Year Anniversary One of a Kind. Yes, that is the car's name. Long as it may be, it at least gets the message across. "It was the year 1972 when another Porsche enthusiast, the Tang family as the general importer Universal Motors was following their dream, overcoming all obstacles, and introducing the very first Porsche to Taiwan," said Christian Nater, CEO of Porsche Taiwan.
"Today's celebration is also a special occasion to pay homage to those whom we have built our dreams with. We believe that with its expansion of the dealer network, the implementation of the new retail formats and premium services, and the active participation in local CSR initiatives, its pioneering spirit will be carried on through the next 50 years," Nater said.
As ever, these changes were all handled by Exclusive Manufaktur, Porsche's "anything you want" division. Basically, if you'd like something out of the ordinary done to your Porsche, Exclusive will make it happen. Porsche says the Irish Green color was a nod to Taiwan's subtropical evergreen forests, but the color was also chosen as a tribute to the Lizard Green 911E, the first Porsche sold in Taiwan. There are other special touches as well, including matte white outlines of Taiwan's Formosa coast and Turbo S center-locking wheels. Those are painted black, but with the lip done up in Irish Green. Porsche has also blacked out the brand's lettering on the rear deck.
Inside, the model name and "50 Years Porsche in Taiwan" are embossed on the dash. The same text can be found on the aluminum door sill guards. On the armrest, Porsche has embossed the below image of Taiwan's coastline into the leather.
Porsche will auction this car, and the proceeds from the sale will be donated to Porsche Taiwan's "Dream Together" charity. The charity works to provide equal educational opportunities to Taiwan's children, something Porsche says is a charity they want to draw more attention to.