I think few people know of my obsession with (sports) cars – which is surprising I know because I still don’t have a license. Well my mentality is that – if I can’t afford a good car on my own yet, might as well stick to public transport first! Although there’s no hurry to drive, I made a pact to myself – at least get my license by this year
Anyway this is Porsche’s special new version of the 991 911 Coupe – limited to just 13 units! The 911 Club Coupe has been released to celebrate 60 years of Porsche Car Clubs worldwide. Cool beans!
The new 911 Club Coupe will actually be sold to just 12 owners, one for each key car club region in the world. The 13th car will be housed in the Porsche museum next to its HQ in Germany.
The 911 Club Coupe is finished in a special green metallic called Brewster Green. This is a famous colour from Porsche’s history, featuring on many of its classic models such as the original 1970s 911 Turbo.
The 911 Club Coupe has a number of detail features outside, including 20-inch alloy wheels part-painted in Brewster Green, and a highly polished aluminium detail pack for the side windows and other features.
At the rear, the 911 Club Coupe has a revised engine cover with a titanium-coloured carbon fibre insert. It also has unique tail pipes for the sports exhaust system.
The most evocative feature of the 911 Club Coupe is the ducktail-style rear wing, sourced from the Porsche Classic styling range. A front spoiler complements this, and the 911 Club Coupe also gets a 20mm lower ride height.
The 911 Club Coupe boasts a 3.8-litre engine that, at 430hp, is 30hp more powerful than standard. This means it can hit 188mph all-out and reach 62mph from rest in as little as 4.0 seconds. Both manual and PDK semi-automatic gearboxes are available.
The 911 Club Coupe’s power boost has been achieved by modified cylinder heads and variable resonance intake, plus an optimised engine control unit. Porsche also fits the Sport Chrono Pack, which includes the firm’s clever active engine mounts that aid handling. Inside the 911 Club Coupe, Porsche has fitted a special Espresso leather interior, with complementary detailing throughout.
The most special detail of the 911 Club Coupe is the dashboard trim panel. This is laser-etched with each owner’s name, who will be chosen from membership of the various Porsche clubs worldwide. This ensures each 911 Club Coupe really will be unique!
With the price of almost €143,000 (S$286,000), it is far from cheap. However, with just one car coming to Asia, the chance of actually getting into it is remote – literally, down to a lottery draw!!!
Eric Clapton has revealed the special Ferrari SP12 EC, commissioned by and created for the world famous musician – which is rumoured to have cost him around €3.7 million(approximately 4.6 million USD).
The Ferrari SP12 EC has been created by the Centro Stile Ferrari in collaboration with Pininfarina and Ferrari’s Maranello enginners.
The styling of the Ferrari SP12 EC pays homage to Eric Clapton’s favourite Ferrari, the 512 BB. He has owned three of these Ferraris over the years.
The Ferrari SP12 EC is totally bespoke and derived from the sensational Ferrari 458 Italia. It is powered by a high-revving, mid-mounted V8 engine.
A real one-off, Ferrari says the SP12 EC shows just how special cars created by its Ferrari One-Off Programme can be.
Eric Clapton’s special Ferrari SP12 EC has been the subject of much speculation over the past few months, and has been scooped by various people during its final stages of build. Finally, it is now officially revealed to the world.
Creating his Ferrari SP12 EC was, said Clapton, ‘one of the most satisfying things I have ever done’. As well as the three 1970s Ferrari 512 BB V12s, Eric Clapton has also owned a Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, a Ferrari Enzo and a Ferrari 599 Fiorano.
The full feature on Eric Clapton’s special Ferrari SP12 EC is revealed in the current issue of the official Ferrari Magazine.