Porsche along with international sports activities firm Puma are paying homage to the legacy of a real street and motorsport icon – the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 – with a strictly restricted, particular version model of the all-time basic footwear mannequin, the Puma Suede.
50 years in the past, Porsche started the event of the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 and initially constructed 500 examples to be able to homologate the automotive for Group 4 racing laws for Particular GT vehicles. Famously debuted on the 1972 Salon de l’Car (Paris Motor Present), the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 was an immediate hit. Simply weeks after the present, all 500 automobiles had bought. Equally, the Puma Suede is an emblematic piece of Puma historical past – initially debuting with solely 307 pairs to rejoice observe and discipline Olympian Tommie Smith’s competitors quantity.
The 911 Carrera RS 2.7 then turned a road-approved car for patrons who additionally needed to take part in racing occasions. It was the primary 911 to be christened “Carrera” – the crowning glory of the Porsche vary. The suffix is a reference to Porsche’s success on the basic Carrera Panamericana street race in 1954. Whereas the “RS” makes it clear the automotive was made for racing and rallying, the “2.7” represents the engine displacement. A seamless mix between fashion and efficiency, the RS 2.7 with its spartan specification was constructed with pace in thoughts from the outset. Probably the most distinctive characteristic of the quickest German manufacturing automotive of its day (prime pace 245 km/h) is the rear spoiler, popularly often known as the “ducktail.”
It’s a legacy that Puma is now proudly paying homage to with the brand new launch of an all-time basic footwear assortment restricted to 500 pairs (per colorway). The timeless Puma Suede now joins the Puma x Porsche line. Bearing the enduring RS 2.7 typeface, designed for pace and strictly restricted – identical to the unique Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 itself – the Puma x Porsche Suede RS 2.7 Restricted Version is the last word footwear celebration for this automotive icon. The sneaker is accessible in ten completely different colorways prospects of the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 might select from again within the days. Two of the colorways – Orange/Black and Grand Prix White/Black – are solely obtainable in The Netherlands and Japan respectively.
Homeowners of the Puma x Porsche Suede RS 2.7 Restricted Version may also be granted free entry to the Porsche Museum till the top of 2022 to expertise the legendary heritage of Porsche first-hand.