With two Formula One victories, a win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and four triumphs in the 24 Hours of Daytona, the late Pedro Rodríguez is arguably the most successful Mexican racing driver of all time.
Rodriguez also helped Porsche to World Endurance Championship wins (known as World Championship of Makes then) in 1970 and 1971. In total, the Mexican snatched 11 titles at the WEC where eight of them were won in the Porsche 917 KH donning the iconic Gulf Oil livery.
Tragically, Rodriguez lost his life 50 years ago at the Norising street circuit in Nuremberg, Germany in 1971. Now, half a century later, Porsche Mexico and Porsche Latin America have come together to create this, the Porsche 911 “One of a kind” based on the new Porsche 911 Turbo S.
“Pedro Rodríguez continues to be the Latin American driver who has given Porsche the most triumphs and joy,” said Porsche Latin America.
“This car has unique elements that no other car in the world could have. The specifications on this car have been locked in the Porsche configurator, as well as in the production system so that this car is literally unrepeatable,” they added.
Aside from the Gulf Oil livery, the specially designed wheels feature a black number two in a white circle. The B-pillar on the exterior also comes with a plaque that bears the silhouette of the 917 KH, with the Mexican flag and signature of Rodriguez.
The same details are applied to the carbon door sills. Engraved under the rear spoiler are the eight races won by Rodriguez with the 917 KH.
The interior is personalised with 917 embroideries on the headrests, and Rodriguez’ signature on the armrest, and carbon dashboard trim. Even the key was not spared from such personalisation.
A bespoke luggage set accompanies the car, which will be auctioned off. Proceeds will go to charitable causes according to Porsche.