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A one-of-a-kind Porsche 911 Turbo S has been commissioned in honour of Mexican racing driver Pedro Rodriguez fifty years after his death.

03 Aug 2021 | International News : Germany

Porsche has unveiled a one-of-a-kind 911 Turbo S, set to be auctioned off the raise funds, in honour of Mexico's greatest racer, Pedro Rodriguez.

With two Formula One Grand Prix wins, a victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and four triumphs in the 24 Hours of Daytona, Pedro Rodriguez is undoubtedly the most successful Mexican racing driver of all time.

The B-pillar of the one-off car sports the silhouette of the 917 KH in the colours of the Mexican flag and the name and signature of Rodriguez
During his illustrious career he walked away with 11 titles in the World Championship of Makes - now known as the World Endurance Championship - and he helped Porsche to win the series in 1970 and 1971. Eight of his 11 wins were in the Porsche 917 KH with the distinctive Gulf Oil livery.

Now, 50 years after he lost his life at the Norisring street circuit in Nuremberg, Germany on 11 July 1971, Porsche Latin America and Porsche Mexico have commissioned a special tribute.

Working with Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, a unique car has been built - the Porsche 911 Turbo S 'One of a Kind' Pedro Rodriguez, which was unveiled at the Centro de Alto Rendimiento Pegaso, in Toluca, Mexico.

The car is painted in iconic Gulf blue, with an orange stripe running across it. It sports specially designed wheels, painted in high-gloss black, with an aluminium centre lock while the doors feature a black number two in a white circle.

Graphite blue leather contrasts against the orange stitching in the cabin
Another distinctive element is the plaque located on the B-pillar, which bears a silhouette of the 917 KH in the colours of the Mexican flag and the name and signature of Rodriguez. This same detail is reflected in the carbon moldings on the lower door frames, which light up when opened. Similarly, the names of the eight races he won with the 917 KH are engraved under the rear spoiler.

Inside, the 911 is fully upholstered in graphite blue leather with orange stitching and while the 917 silhouette features on the front seat headrests, Rodriguez's signature can be seen on the centre armrest and on the carbon fibre dashboard trim.

The car's personalisation even goes as far as the accompanying key, which not only features the signature of the two-time world endurance champion but is painted in Gulf blue. The car also includes a bespoke luggage set in graphite blue leather with orange stitching and details.

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