Porsche introduced the first 911 Turbo in 1975 with a turbocharged 3.0-liter engine, a widebody kit, and a massive fixed wing at the rear to give it a more race car-like appearance. As a nod to the very first 911 Turbo assembled – and celebrating 60 years since its debut – Porsche has unveiled a very special one-off 911 Turbo.

The collaborative effort involved Style Porsche, Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, and the Porsche Middle East and Africa regional office, with crucial support from colleagues at Heritage & Museum. Inspired by the historic 911 Turbo Nr. 1 – the car that Ferry Porsche gave to his sister Louise Piëch for her 70th birthday – the bespoke creation captures the essence of a timeless classic while embracing modern design elements.

Porsche 911 Turbo by Sonderwunsch

For the uninitiated, the very first 911 Turbo had a narrow-chassis 911 Carrera body combined with the large rear wing of the later models. Inside, the car featured a distinctive red interior adorned with Tartan fabric, personally handpicked by Louise Piëch herself. The car was powered by a turbocharged 2.7-liter engine as opposed to the larger 3.0-liter unit of the later cars.

Just like the original, this one-off 911 Turbo has a silver exterior finish with a vintage black-and-red Porsche lettering in the lower section of the doors and side panels. The black five-spoke wheels also draw inspiration from the classic 911 Turbo featuring a polished chrome outer ring, corresponding visually with the main body hue.

Porsche 911 Turbo by Sonderwunsch

“The initial idea for this project began a year ago,” Patrick Gallas, Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur Manager for Porsche Middle East and Africa, said about the one-off. “We wanted to create a modern iteration of a car that was truly unique. Luckily for us, there is no shortage of Porsche cars that people label as icons. We elected to ‘remaster’ one of the greatest icons of them all – the original 911 Turbo that belonged to Louise Piech.”

Gallery: Porsche 911 Turbo by Sonderwunsch

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