These two special Cayman GT4 RSs are inspired by the Carrera Panamericana rally
Porsche and TAG Heuer unveil two Caymans that pay tribute to the gorgeous 550 Coupe
Porsche has unveiled its latest custom project, with two very special Cayman GT4 RSs designed to pay tribute to the Carrera Panamericana rally and the TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph. Welcome then, to the snappily titled ‘TAG Heuer x Porsche – Legends of Panamericana Sonderwunsch project’.
But whereas the name might not be very cool at all, the cars actually are. There’s number 152 and number 154, with the two cars reflecting the two Porsche 550 Coupes that competed in the famously tricky 3,400km+ Mexican road race in 1953.
The collaboration with TAG Heuer comes as the Carrera Chronograph – launched 10 years later in 1963 – was named after the race and was designed for racing drivers.
So, designed in collaboration with Porsche Latin America, these two mega Caymans feature their aforementioned race numbers, plus Pegasus motifs that recall the old Mobil Oil sponsorship of the 550. There’s ‘Le Mans Silver Metallic’ paint too – a colour that was actually designed for the recent 911 Carrera GTS Le Mans Centenaire Edition but works here too. All of the usual exposed carbon bits on the GT4 RS have been painted, while inside there are Guards Red leather seats, lots of special logos and some tricoloured cross-stitching that just happens to be in the colours of both the Mexican flag and the TAG Heuer logo. Handy that.
Also inside number 154 is a specially designed TAG Heuer stopwatch module that replaces the Cayman’s infotainment screen with a clock on the left and an average speed stopwatch on the right. Sadly, Porsche has made it clear that this will not be available to buy separately. Shame, would have been one for all of us who think interiors are way too digital these days.
Anyway, number 154 was apparently unveiled for real this past weekend at Porsche’s Rennsport Reunion 7 at Laguna Seca. The reveal of 152 is being saved for 2023’s running of the Carrera Panamericana later this month, where actor, racing driver and TAG Heuer/ Porsche Design brand ambassador Patrick Dempsey will compete in the first and second stages. It’ll then be auctioned off for a good cause in early 2024.
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