Report: Entry-Level 2014 Porsche 911 Blu Edition Heading to Frankfurt Auto Show 2013

Report: Entry-Level 2014 Porsche 911 Blu Edition Heading to Frankfurt Auto Show 2013

Reports and renderings of what’s believed to be the base Porsche 911 dubbed the Porsche 911 Blu Edition have emerged suggesting that the car will debut with a bright blue and red paint scheme at the IAA Frankfurt Auto Show 2013.

While the following images certainly don’t appear to be real photographs and instead artist drawings of the 2014 Porsche 911 Blu Edition, it’s immediately apparent that Porsche isn’t shy when it comes to producing Porsche 911s in outlandish color schemes. However, this shouldn’t come to a surprise to us, as cars such as the Porsche 911 GT3 RS have become renowned for the ‘out-there’ paintjobs.

According to reports, the 2014 Porsche 911 Blu Edition will be the cheapest Porsche 911 in the current line-up meaning it’ll undercut other variants like the regular Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet as well as the Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe. Consequently, the 2014 Porsche 911 Blu Edition will cost just 74,600 euros in the U.K.

Report: Entry-Level 2014 Porsche 911 Blu Edition Heading to Frankfurt Auto Show 2013

However, with such a low price obviously comes some negatives. The first of which is the incredibly unattractive paint scheme. The second downside is that the Porsche 911 Blu Edition will feature a detuned variant of the Porsche 911 Carrera’s 3.4-liter flat-six engine. It’s said to develop 345hp and 287lb-ft of torque in Porsche 911 Blu Edition guise. Consequently, the Porsche 911 Blu Edition should hit 62mph in 5.4 seconds when fitted with the dual-clutch PDK transmission and a top speed of 266km/h. That is 18km/h slower than the base Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet.

However, with those lower power figures, the Porsche 911 Blu Edition will have an extremely low fuel consumption level of just 6.4-liters per 100km, or 36.7mpg in the U.S!

The Porsche 911 Blu Edition has yet to be confirmed by Porsche and we’re hoping that this is all part of some sick, late April fools joke!

Published: August 1, 2013 10:01 am

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