Porsche 911 Special Edition Honours a Racing Legend

By Paul Joseph

German luxury sportscar makers Porsche have unveiled a special edition model to mark the 75th birthday of racing icon, Jacky Ickx.

One of the most successful race car drivers of all time, Ickx won the 24 Hours of Le Mans six times along with a win at the Dakar Rally and a successful stint in F1.

His first Le Mans title came while piloting the legendary Ford GT40; however, it was with Porsche the Belgian stepped on the top of the podium four times, making him one of the most successful racers for the German marque.

Now Porsche has honoured the former racer on his 75th birthday with a limited edition 911 – the first special edition from the new 992-gen era.

Called the Belgian Legend Edition, the car is based on the 911 Carrera 4S and is available exclusively in Belgium

The special edition wears a unique “X Blue” paint scheme which is inspired by Ickx’s iconic blue and white racing helmet – making it the first factory 992 to make use of Porsche’s paint-to-sample customisation program.

Other bespoke touches include a special badge on the driver’s side B-pillar with Ickx’s signature as well as the Belgian flag. Inside the cabin, the special edition gets 18-way sport seats with “911” logos on the headrests along with Pebble Gray piping and leather on the back of the seats.

The racer’s autograph also appears on the central armrest and the key fob, which comes finished in the same colour as the car.

Porsche has not yet revealed pricing, but has confirmed that only 75 examples will be available for sale.

By Paul Joseph