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Porsche North America is auctioning its last-ever 991-generation 911, with the proceeds going to a coronavirus relief fund.

The 911 Speedster, which is valued at more than £210,000, will be one of the last of the 991-generation models to roll off the production line at the Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen factory in Germany, of which some 230,000 units were built. This particular model is one of only 1,948 examples and was created to mark 70 years of Porsche sports cars.

The car is finished in GT Silver Metallic paint and is powered by a 502bhp 4.0-litre flat-six engine mated to a six speed manual gearbox making it good for 0-60mph in under four seconds and a top speed of over 190mph.

The Speedster is currently being auctioned by RM Sotherby’s, with the online hammer falling down on April 22. All the proceeds are going to the Unit Way Worldwide Covid-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund.

“We are all profoundly affected by the current situation and the immediate impact it’s having on those most at risk in our communities,” said Klaus Zellmer, president and CEO of Porsche Cars North America.

“United Way continues to step up to the plate and their response to this crisis has been quite impressive. So we are proud to do our part. I also appreciate the swift support of RM Sotheby’s to make this possible and I am hopeful that the sale of a very special Porsche will help in a small way.”

The winning bidder will also be invited along with a guest to take a personal behind the scenes tour of the Porsche AG Weissach development headquarters, as well as the test track. They will also get to meet Frank Steffen Walliser and Andreas Preuninger, bosses of the 911 and GT model lines respectively.

Ted Welford

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April 16, 2020

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