New special edition 911 GT3 celebrates first Porsche to arrive in Australia

Shortly after Porsche introduced the Porsche 911 GT3 Touring last week, Porsche Australia introduced the limited-run GT3 70 Years Porsche Australia Edition.

The 911 GT3 (left) and the GT3 Touring (right).

The 70 Years Porsche Australia Edition pays tribute to the first two Porsches to arrive in Australia 70 years ago. It’s based on the GT3 Touring and will be available either with a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

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Porsche said it’s the first time the company has offered a market-specific edition on a 911 model, and also the first time a special edition was created specifically for the Australian market.

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The 911 GT3 70 Years Porsche Australia Edition was designed in collaboration with the Style Porsche design team, Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur and Porsche Cars Australia.

For starters, it’s finished with a Fish Silver Grey exterior colour created by Porsche Manufaktur. It’s the same colour on the first Porsche 356 to be imported into Australia in 1951.

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Inside, dashboard and centre console trims inherit the Fish Silver Grey colour from the exterior but there’s no ignoring the elaborate bucket seats with Graphite Blue leather and Madraskaro check fabric.

Don’t you just love the retro-inspired “feel” about it?

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“It is fitting that this special edition features exclusive elements that link back to one of the two first Porsche sportscars imported to Australia by Norman Hamilton 70 years ago,” Porsche said.

What is basically a GT3 car without a massive spoiler at the back, the GT3 70 Years Edition is packed with 510 hp and 470 Nm from a 4.0-litre engine. Its 0 to 100 km/h time is only 3.9 seconds.

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