Giving the design of a car to more than 5 million Facebook users could have created a disgusting mess of a car that wasn’t co-ordinated in any way, but the car that Porsche have created based on the “likes” of Facebook users is a great looking machine. The scheme allowed users of the social media website a chance to configure the car’s paint scheme, alloy wheels and its body kit. It’s been 5 months since the competition ended so the German car maker has had chance to make the modifications and has now unveiled the car.
The sports car is part of the German supercar maker’s 50 years of the 911 celebrations, but this 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S is a one-off model rather than a limited edition so there’s not a lot of chance of catching one on any British road. Through another online competition, Porsche are offering users a chance to drive the car so it’s not going to be kept under lock and key at Porsche’s headquarters.
This is a stunning car that has a double rear wing and a full body kit. The standard Carrera 20-inch wheels are featured but they’ve been sprayed a unique white and there are other personalised components inside the cabin. The doorsills are unique to this car and there’s an engraving that says ‘Personally built by 5 Million Porsche Fans’. Mechanically nothing has changed from the standard Carrera 4S so the six-cylinder 3.8 litre engine still pumps out enough power for a 185mph top speed and a 4.3 sec 0-62mph time.
Porsche have built this car to mark the 911’s 50th year, an occasion that’s been marked at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed and the 2013 Silverstone Classic in recent weeks. Over the remaining months of the 2013 the 911 will continue to be honoured across the globe.