Commemorating Hurley Haywood and the Brumos Racing No. 59 Car
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There are no shortages of limited-edition Porsche 911 models running around right now, but one of the latest is sure to be a hit with Porsche racing enthusiasts. The 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS B59 Edition is a factory-built 911 to commemorate Hurley Haywood, legendary driver for Brumos Racing. Only five of these cars are being planned for production.
picture courtesy of Brumos Porsche
Each of the five 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS B59 Edition will only be available in the Coupe body style and have an MSRP of $133,450 which is about a $30,000 premium over a stock Carrera GTS. To give the car a unique appearance, each car will come in Carrera White exterior and will stand out with black door mirrors, 19-inch Sport Classic wheels and special decals (hood stripes, decklid stripes and “Porsche” lettering on the doors) all in Brumos’ signature red and blue colors. The wheels alone offer a classic look of Porsches from the 1970s, and are available on current 911 models as a $6,972 option.
picture courtesy of Brumos PorscheExclusive Interior
Inside the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS B59 Edition, each car will get stainless steel door sills unique to the B59 Edition thanks to Haywood’s signature engraved into them. Painted accents interior accents to match the Carrera White exterior and red and blue stitching on the steering wheel, shift lever and parking brake handle finish off the car’s exclusive appearance. All cars will come with the black leather interior with Alcantara trim as well as standard features like the Bose Surround Sound system, heated front seats and Adaptive Sport Seats. In addition to exclusivity, these 2012 911 Carrera GTS B59 Edition models will also offer improved performance from the Sport Chrono Package Plus, Sport Suspension and Sport Shifter; these three are normally options priced at $960, $950 and $765, respectively.
picture courtesy of Brumos PorscheHurley Haywood and Brumos
The naming of the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS B59 Edition comes from the iconic Brumos Racing racecar carrying the No. 59. Currently, this number is on the side of the Brumos Racing GT racecar, but in the past was also used on cars in the Daytona Prototype class.
“Our special B59 Edition project… is an honor and a pleasure to be involved so closely with the Porsche factory in Germany and here in the States,” said Ray Shaffer, Brumos Porsche General Manager. “[This car is] a fitting tribute to Hurley Haywood’s amazing record of overall wins at the Daytona 24 Hours." (Haywood’s Daytona wins include 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979 and 1991.)
Even though the cars will come prepared from the factory, all of the cars will be sold through Brumos Porsche in Jacksonville, Fla.
picture taken by Bill Warner/provided by Brumos Porsche