The first purported picture of the Porsche 911 Blu Edition has leaked to the web, ahead of a possible debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The first purported picture of the Porsche 911 Blu Edition has leaked to the web, ahead of a possible debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Looking like an ungodly creation from car configurator hell, the Blu Edition has a Riviera Blue exterior with contrasting Guards Red accents. The color combination leaves a lot to be desired, but the model is slated to feature a removable hard top that weighs 22 kg (49 lbs) and is held in place by an electronic locking mechanism.

Power will reportedly be provided by a detuned 3.4-liter engine that develops 300 HP (223 kW) and 287 Nm (211 lb-ft) of torque.  It could be connected to a PDK transmission which enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.4 seconds and hit a top speed of 266 km/h (165 mph).

More importantly, the engine is expected to feature an improved start/stop system and cylinder deactivation technology. This, along with an active shutter grille and a new Porsche regeneration system, could enable the model to average 6.4 L/100 km (36.7 mpg US / 44.1 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 152 g/km.

The Blu Edition could be offered exclusively to Porsche Club members and cost roughly €74,600.

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