Porsche is celebrating 70 years in Australia next year, and is commemorating the milestone with a special edition.

    The German automaker has yet to release details of the special edition other than that it’ll painted in Fish Silver Grey Metallic, a colour developed by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur.

    It’ll be officially announced in the first half of 2021.

    Its colour is a modern interpretation of the ‘fish silver grey’ paint of one of the first two Porsche 356 models imported here all the way back in 1951.

    That same grey cabriolet is still on the road today, as is the maroon 356 coupe imported at the same time.

    Porsche Australia’s 70th anniversary also coincides with the launch of the new Taycan, the brand’s first battery-electric sports car.

    The company will mark the occasion with other events, including a one-off non-championship event for Porsche motorsport competitors at Sandown Raceway in Melbourne.

    The Porsche PAYCE Michelin Cup will see two generations of Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race cars – types 991 and 991.2 – go head-to-head for the first time in a dedicated Porsche event in Australia.

    Porsche Club of Victoria members will also be able to participate in three sprint events, while a pre-production Taycan will be at Sandown for a speed demonstration.

    The as-yet unseen special edition has been developed by Porsche Cars Australia in conjunction with Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur and the Style Porsche design team.

    The concept behind this special edition is reminiscent of the 911 1965 Reimagined, revealed earlier this year.

    Developed by Porsche Centre Melbourne and Porsche Centre Sydney, the special edition 911 was painted in a Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur colour intended to resemble the Stone Grey of the 1965 911 that was the first to be sold in Australia.

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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