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Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Panamericana Special

Over the weekend at Rennsport Reunion 7, a unique Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS model created in collaboration with TAG Heuer and Porsche Latin America was presented. The vehicles, which are limited to only two examples, were created under Porsche's "Sonderwunsch" program and were modeled after the two 550 Coupes that competed in the Carrera Panamericana in 1953.

The number '152' is painted on the doors and roof of one car, which is painted Le Mans Silver Metallic, while the number '154' is emblazoned throughout the outside of the second car. These numbers are painted in yellow to resemble the vintage 550 Coupe race cars from the Carrera Panamericana. In order to commemorate the 24 Hours of Le Mans' 100th anniversary and the 911 Carrera GTS Le Mans Centenaire Edition, the Le Mans Silver Metallic paint was initially created.

The two vehicles also have a Pegasus design in honor to the 550 Spyder that Porsche also raced in the Carrera Panamericana, as well as the TAG Heuer insignia in a dark shade of grey on the bonnet.

The inside is quite unique. The dashboard, center console, and door panels are all covered in black leather, while the seats are covered in Guards Red leather. The dashboard and steering wheel of the automobile are then covered with tricolor cross-stitching in the hues of the Mexican flag. 'GT4 RS Panamericana Special' is written in capital letters on the door sills, and a TAG Heuer emblem has been engraved into the center armrest.

The TAG Heuer stopwatch module on the center console is the focal point of the interior. The module comprises of an eight-day power-reserve clock on the left and a stopwatch with a scale on the right that the driver may use to maintain an average speed. What use do these clocks serve? In fact, Jack Hauer named the first TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph after the illustrious Mexican road race when he introduced it 60 years ago.

"With TAG Heuer and Porsche, the Carrera Panamericana brought together two brands that have so much in common: innovation, a passion for racing, and making dreams come true," said Porsche's head of marketing Robert Ader. "With this unique set of vehicles, we wish to commemorate our collaboration. Additionally, it's a present to all of our devoted clients throughout Latin America.

The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Panamericana Special with the serial number "154" was exhibited at Rennsport Reunion 7, while the car with the serial number "152" will be displayed at this year's Carrera Panamericana and sold at the event.

TopGear Magazine May 2024