Porsche 911 992 honours Mexico’s greatest racer
992 Turbo S inspired by Pedro Rodríguez presented in Mexico
Porsche has announced it has built a one-of-a-kind 992 Turbo S to mark half a century since the death of Mexican racing legend Pedro Rodríguez. Rodríguez’s career boasted an outright Le Mans victory, four triumphs in the Daytona 24 Hours, a Formula One grand prix win, plus 11 titles in the World Championship of Makes, now known as the World Endurance Championship, helping Porsche to win the series in both 1970 and 1971. Eight of Rodríguez’s eleven wins were at the wheel of the Gulf liveried 917 KH.
50 years after Rodríguez was tragically killed at Germany’s Norisring street circuit, Porsche Mexico has commissioned a special 992 Turbo S from Porsche Exclusive to pay homage to the country’s most successful racing driver. The Gulf blue 992 with orange stripe bears Rodriguez’s name and signature on the B-pillar and lower door frames, with the names of the eight races he won engraved under the rear spoiler. The unique 911 is set to be auctioned later this year, with the proceeds going to charitable causes.