For individuals who share an equal love of automobiles and watches, this distinctive Porsche 718 GT4 RS made in collaboration with Tag Heuer is one you would possibly get pleasure from. Porsche and Tag revealed this GT4 RS Panamericana Particular on the Rennsport Reunion at Laguna Seca, and it’s constructed as an homage to the Porsche 550 Coupes that raced within the Carrera Panamericana 70 years in the past. There have been two 550 Coupes that raced throughout Mexico in that over 2,100-mile rally, and there might be precisely two of those GT4 RS fashions, as effectively. One bears the quantity 154 (revealed right here) and the opposite might be quantity 152.
So, what’s totally different about these 718s? Properly, the powertrain and all the opposite vital bits are the identical because the common highway automotive, however Porsche’s Sonderwunsch staff developed a particular look for them. It begins with the Le Mans Silver Metallic paint that was developed a variety of years in the past for the 911 Carrera GTS Le Mans Centenaire Version. Most of the unpainted elements of the GT4 RS are painted right here, giving it extra of a monotone look. In the meantime, the massive Tag Heuer brand on the hood and on the facet blades of the wing are completed in grey. You’ll additionally see the Tag mark on the wheel caps and the engine’s air filter field. The Pegasus brand you see on the automotive is a callback to Mobil Oil’s previous brand that was a sponsor again within the time the 550 Coupe raced. Plus, Porsche says it’ll be recreating that Pegasus as a sticker if anyone wish to purchase it for their very own automotive.
Should you’re questioning, why all of the Tag Heuer stuff? Properly, that is the 60-year anniversary of the Carrera chronograph, and the grueling Carrera Panamericana is what impressed Jack Heuer to make the primary Carrera chronograph. Over time, Porsche and Tag Heuer have been companions on many initiatives, and this one merely cements the collaboration additional.
As for the inside, Porsche makes use of Guards Pink leather-based and a number of black-finished anodized aluminum all through for distinction. The attention-grabbing bit in regards to the inside, although, is the Tag Heuer stopwatch module within the heart console. The left clock is just a clock and shows the time. In the meantime, the correct clock is a stopwatch for rally timing. Tag Heuer-themed colours and logos are used all through. The inside stitching is completed in inexperienced, white and pink; “GT4 RS Panamericana Particular” is milled into the door sills, and the Tag Heuer brand is embossed on the armrest. The Carrera Panamericana brand and textual content are within the headrests, and the driving cap brand seems on the valve stem caps, too.
Patrick Dempsey might be driving the quantity 154 automotive within the first two phases of this yr’s Carrera Panamericana, and the quantity 152 automotive might be revealed at this very occasion. This second automotive might be auctioned off for charity, so somebody will be capable of personal a GT4 RS that appears identical to the one you see right here.