- Exclusive Series Endurance Racing Edition, a $34,000 option
- One of 235 produced worldwide; seven delivered to Canada
- Only three delivered to North America with a manual gearbox
- Porsche’s homage to their three-time Le Mans–winning 919 Hybrid
- Driven only 950 km; under factory warranty through 26 June 2022
“More fun to drive than my GT2 and GT3 RS,” says one fortunate owner of a 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S Endurance Racing Edition. It is also one of only 235 such examples built for select customers by Porsche Exclusive to commemorate the brilliant string of three consecutive overall victories by the Type 919 Hybrid at the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 2015–2017. Only 100 of these wonderful high-performance Carrera S coupes were sold in North America, seven of which were delivered to Canada. The virtually new Endurance Racing Edition offered here is one of the latter, and one of only three delivered to North America with a seven-speed manual transmission.
Unveiled at Goodwood in 2016, the Endurance Racing Edition of the Carrera S could be had in Red, White, or Black, with a subtle graphics package that says it all: “Porsche Intelligent Performance,” echoing the message that appeared on the 919 Hybrid. With its twin-turbocharged three-liter flat six producing 420 horsepower, the Endurance Racing Edition is a tremendous performer, sprinting to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds, its Sport exhaust providing a thrilling soundtrack.
The ERE is fitted with the multi-function Sport Chrono Package, along with Porsche Active Suspension Management that drops ride height by 20 mm on demand, and Active Rear-Axle Steering. The interior features 18-way adjustable power sport seats; red seat belts; black leather trim with carbon-fiber inlays; illuminated carbon-fiber doorsill plates; center armrest with embossed logo; and finally, a leather steering wheel with a racing-inspired red stripe at twelve o’clock. Huge disc brakes are enclosed by 20-inch-diameter gloss-black Carrera S alloy wheels shod with 245/35 and 305/30×20 high-performance tires. This car is extensively optioned, including a power sunroof, air-conditioning, a Bose stereo, and LED lighting. Furthermore, it is one of only seven examples delivered to Canada and one of only three built with the highly desirable seven-speed manual transmission for North American production.
Completed on 27 July 2016, this fabulous 911 Carrera S Endurance Racing Edition was ordered by a Canadian Porsche dealer for his personal collection. It has been driven just 950 km (590 miles) and retains its factory warranty until 26 June 2022 (or 80,000 kilometers). Included are its original manuals and leather folio, spare master key, tow hook and road tools, copies of the detailed build sheets, and service documents from Porsche Cars Canada.