What you see here is a one-off Porsche 911 Carrera S with a fingerprint on the hood. The coupe was created by Porsche Netherlands to celebrate Dutch motor-racing icon, Gijs van Lennep and yes, that fingerprint is the Gijs’. Pretty neat, right? Lovely paired up of the orange/red (lava red?) paint job and the black fingerprint, IMHO.
Needless to say, the most eye-catching element of this special 911 Carrera S is the man’s fingerprint on the hood. It has been applied using an innovative direct printing paint process developed by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, which enables graphics to be applied to painted bodywork.
The print technology is much like an inkjet, except that the printing head is capable of applying paint to three-dimensional surfaces and doing so without over spraying. This new painting technology will be made available to Porsche customers starting this year. Why do we have a feeling that the ruler of Dubai will love to have this on his cars too? I mean, he does have a skyscraper that sticks out of his fingerprint already, didn’t he?
In addition to the fingerprint print job on the hood, this one-off Porsche 911 Carrera further pays tribute to the Dutch motorsports legend with Gijs van Lennep’s name and signature on the illuminated door sills.
Other interesting bits include adaptive Sport Seats Plus finished with Sport-Tex fabric, contrasting stitching in Lava Orange and carbon elements on the interior, and microfiber material, partially made from recycled polyester fibers, known as Race-Tex can be found used on the heated with matte carbon inlay GT sport steering wheel as well as the roof lining.
Nothing has changed under the hood, though. It is still the twin turbocharged 3.0L flat-six engine that produces 450 horses and 530 Nm (391 lb-ft), mated to an eight-speed PDK, which allows for a top speed of 308 km/h (191 mph) and 3.5 seconds 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint.
All images courtesy of Porsche AG.