Inspired by time.
The first Porsche to participate in the notorious Mexican road race shaped Porsche history forever. Not only for being a pioneer in a new world, but also for its remarkable achievement in one of the most challenging races of all time.
That's why this year's race is no ordinary one. With the footage that survived the 1952 Carrera Panamericana and the first-hand testimony from Herbert Linge, the racemechanic present at the event, we were able to turn an incredible story into an eternal legend.
Memories of a legend.
In 1952, Porsche participated for the first time in the 'Carrera Panamericana’ with a young man named Herbert Linge as the race team mechanic. 70 years later, his story became a legend and turned the Porsche 356 into an icon.
911 Carrera Panamericana 2022.
70 years later, we create a Porsche 911 S inspired by the legendary 356 S Cabriolet that made history in Mexico.
This 911 brings to life the spirit of the 356 with an array of customized features. Both the interior and exterior showcase elements and details such as the side lollipop with the number 11, headrest with individual embroidery, the rear lid grill painted in white, and decorative logos of the Carrera Panamericana.
The car is also equipped with 20/21" Turbo wheels, painted in Gentian Blue Metallic, and a convertible top in Graffiti Gray.
An icon. An unrivaled design.
Grant Larson, Director of Special Projects at Porsche, is one of the brand's most well-known designers and responsible for bringing the Porsche '911 Carrera Panamericana Special' to life.
Learn about the process behind building this iconic car inspired by the 356 S Cabriolet that participated for the first time in the notorious 1952 Carrera Panamericana race.
Get ready for a special edition of La Carrera Panamericana. A race full of passion, adrenaline, and pure emotion behind the wheel. Because exactly 70 years ago, Porsche raced for the first time on Mexican soil, and from that moment on, nothing would ever be the same.
Once again, let's be a part of history. A history that began in 1952 and still writes itself today. One full of speed, rivalry, and camaraderie. One that started as a dream traveling at full speed in the legendary 356 S Cabriolet. A history that showed us how nothing is impossible for those who value true sportsmanship.
Stretching from south to north, La Carrera Panamericana is much more than a race against time – it’s a journey fueled by passion and sportsmanship. A gathering that brings us together for one week to share our passion for Porsche.
This edition will have seven stages. Starting in Veracruz, along the Gulf of Mexico, we will travel north to Oaxaca before arriving in the magical capital, Mexico City. Going at full speed, we will reach Querétaro, Morelia, and Guanajuato, located in the heart of the country. Finally, after an intense week, our last stop will be Durango.