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Special Porsche 911 GT3 for a special customer

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Painted with "war colors" as worn in 1985 by the racing Porsche 956B with which Klaus Ludwig, Louis Krager and Paolo Barilla won the Le Mans, the Porsche 911 GT3 was ordered and bought by one of the mentioned - Paolo Barilla.

At Porsche, they have once again shown that, if money is not an issue, there are no wishes they cannot fulfill in their latest department for the richest and most spoiled customers.

The last extraordinary job was commissioned by former Italian racer Paolo Barilla who wanted a 911 GT3 in the colors that adorned the 1985 Porsche 956B racing private team New-Man Joest Racing with which Barilla (along with Klaus Ludwig and Louis Krager) reached the top podium at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race.

Three years passed from the idea to the realization of the project, because Barilla waited for Porsche to make a new GT3 based on the 992 Series, and the final result is a unique Coupé in the colors of the winning 956, which, among other things, bears the starting number (7) who was carrying a Porsche race car from the then C1 class.

In addition to the colors on the body, the details that make the Barillin 911 unique are the plates with its signature on the B-roof rack, a sketch of the track in Le Mans sewn on the headrests, sill plates, a newly designed rear spoiler and a magnesium gear lever modeled on the lever from Porschea 956B.

With the Porsche 911 GT3 that will "associate it with the thunder of Le Mans", Paolo Barilla celebrated his 60th birthday. The price of the "story" was not published, but it is clear that money was not a limiting factor for another man of the famous Italian food factory, because according to Forbes magazine, his wealth exceeds 1.39 billion dollars.


Porsche is preparing three more new versions of the 911 model

The offer of the current generation of the immortal "elf" will soon be expanded with three new versions with which Porsche will once again look back on its glorious past.

The latest example of Porsche's look back was the extraordinarily thought-out 911R (991), with an atmospheric boxer engine from the 911 GT3 RS and a manual transmission, the "R" numerically limited. arrived to insure their copy paid much more than its official price.

According to some American media reports, Porsche is preparing three special models based on a similar recipe based on the current generation (992) of the immortal "elf", and the first of them in the name should have the addition of Sport Classic, which would hide the 911 Turbo engine. S, rear-wheel drive and manual transmission Unofficially, the Porsche 911 Sport Classic will be produced in 250 units.

The next version will be called 911 ST and should be associated with the eponymous track-facing Porsche model from the early seventies. Like the original, the 992 ST should get significantly expanded fenders, and it will be powered by an additionally enhanced 4.0-liter boxer "atmospheric" from the current GT3.

At the end of the planned series is the 911 RS, with which Porsche will mark half a century since the introduction of the first RS, and the reminder of the famous ancestor will be based on the 911 GTS model, which will (expectedly) be much lighter and more powerful.

One thing is for sure, all the mentioned numerically limited models will be sold out in record time.

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