Porsche 911 Belgian Legend Edition revealed

Special edition Porsche 911 celebrates the 75th birthday of one of the most successful Le Mans drivers of all time but won't arrive in UK

The Porsche 911 Belgian Legend Edition has been revealed; a model designed to celebrate the 75th birthday of ex-Formula 1 and Sports Car racer Jacky Ickx, and the first special edition variant of the latest 992-generation 911. 

Inspiration for the new model has been taken from the crash helmet design of the six-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (with four of his victories achieved with Porsche). Each of the Carrera 4S models on which the 911 Belgian Legend Edition is based, are painted in a dark blue finish sampled from the Belgian’s crash helmet.

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The alloy wheels, measuring 20 inches at the front and 21 at the back, get the same blue finish, highlighted by white accents that match the white highlight which Ickx wore around his visor. The B-pillar on the driver’s side features a small Belgian flag and Ickx’s signature; the latter is also found embossed on the central armrest inside.

The cabin itself is trimmed in black leather highlighted by hand-finished grey cross-stitching. A ‘Belgian Legend Edition’ motif is illuminated in the door sill trims, while 18-way sports seats with 911 lettering on the headrests complete the interior design.

The Carrera 4S is powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six engine producing 444bhp. Sent through all four wheels, it covers the 0-62mph sprint in 3.4 seconds and has a top speed of 190mph.

The new model will be limited to just 75 units available in Ickx’s home nation of Belgium.

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