Unique Porsche 911 surprises in Dubai
A Sonderwunsch 911 Turbo and a giant inflatable were just two of the highlights of Dubai’s third Icons of Porsche festival.
One of 2023’s final celebrations marking both 75 years of Porsche sports cars and 60 years of the 911 was held during a special weekend in Dubai at the end of November. More than 27,000 fans travelled to the city’s Design District for the third Icons of Porsche festival.
This year’s event played host to the unveiling of a unique Sonderwunsch 911, created to pay homage to the first-ever 911 Turbo. Showcasing the capabilities of the Porsche personalisation programme, the project drew inspiration from the car given to Louise Piëch for her 70th birthday: ‘911 Turbo Nr.1’. Unlike the regular production 911 Turbo, the Piëch car featured a narrow-chassis 911 Carrera body, debuted the large Turbo rear wing and was distinguished by its use of red Tartan fabric, handpicked by the daughter of Ferdinand Porsche to complement its silver paintwork.
Continuing the spectacle came a giant inflatable 911, towering over the event. The 20m long, 6m tall and 8m wide balloon replicated the shape of the 911. The blow-up 911 was visible from several miles away, and entered the Guinness World Record books as the ‘largest inflatable vehicle’.