911 Carrera GTS 30 Years Porsche Thailand Edition, a tribute to a kingdom’s colourful culture
Bangkok - You can tell that Porsche is big in Thailand, when special editions are produced just for their buyers.
As Jay found out recently, Thailand’s Porsche culture is a vibrant, passionate and colourful melting pot. So it is fitting that as Porsche celebrates three decades of its presence in the kingdom, it marks this with a special collectable limited run of 911 Carrera GTS models.
The exclusive to Thailand Porsche 911, which is built by in-house “dream division” – Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, receives unique two-tone paint work on 20 and 21-inch staggered Turbo S centre lock wheels. Across the exterior, high-gloss contrast finishes subtly speaks of the car’s sporting ability, while on the B-pillars, a hand-applied a one-off “30 Years Porsche Thailand Edition” plaque tells of its exclusivity.
On the car’s rear decklid, five slats are painted red, white and blue on the driver’s side, paying homage to Thailand. A contemporary ‘911’ logo at the rear, also replaces standard model designation trim.
On the inside, Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur’s craftsmanship continues with contrasting interior trim pieces, which correspond to individual car’s colour. Seat inlays in Black corduroy, together with Pebble Grey seat pipings and contrast stitching with anniversary logo, stand out over a black leather interior.=
Each limited run Porsche can be specified in one of seven iconic Paint to Sample (PTS) colours, with each one representing a day of the week:
Monday (Yellow) - Signalyellow
Tuesday (Pink) - Rubystar
Wednesday (Green) - Signalgreen
Thursday (Orange - Pastelorange
Friday (Blue) - Rivierablue
Saturday (Purple) - Ultraviolet
Sunday (Red) - Firered
“The values that make up the Porsche DNA – pioneering spirit through heritage and innovation in perfect harmony – are thoroughly aligned with the values of Thai people, honouring their rich history but at the cutting edge of modern technology,” said Mr. Hannes Ruoff, CEO of Porsche Asia Pacific on this remarkable collection.
“With this Porsche 911 Carrera GTS 30 Years Porsche Thailand Edition, we pay tribute to this amazing country that has been so welcoming to our brand, and that keeps inspiring us with its vibrant culture and people that are truly driven by their dreams,” Mr. Ruoff continued.
Accompanying the launch of the 911 Carrera GTS 30 Years Porsche Thailand Edition, Porsche has also unvealed a one-of-a-kind Inspiration Car. This is finished in all seven colours of the Edition collection, painted by hand by body and paint specialists at Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur.
“Over the past 30 years, Porsche Thailand has been on an incredible journey of growth. Thanks to the intense passion and unwavering support of our community, Porsche has found its way into the hearts of the Thai people, and likewise, Thailand has found its way into the heart of Porsche,” said Mr. Peter Rohwer, Managing Director of Porsche Thailand.
“With the 911 Carrera GTS 30 Years Porsche Thailand Edition, we are paying tribute to the rich and colourful traditions of Thailand, as well as our dreamers and trailblazers. With their penchant for creativity and an insatiable desire to strive for greater heights, the future of Porsche in Thailand is brighter than ever,” Mr. Rohwer continued.
TopGear Singapore is currently at the 44th Bangkok International Motor Show 2023, where the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur 911 Carrera GTS 30 Years Porsche Thailand Edition Inspiration Car is currently on display. Check out the pictures!
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