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Porsche to celebrate 70 years in Australia in 2021 with a special edition - but will it be based on the iconic 911 sports car?

The all-electric Taycan sports sedan is latest model in Porsche Australia’s line-up.

Porsche will celebrate 70 years in Australia in 2021, and it plans to mark the occasion in several ways, including a new limited-edition variant that will exclusively be sold locally.

Just 25 examples of the limited edition will be available, with each to be finished in a new Fish Silver Grey Metallic paintwork colour, a modern interpretation of the hue of one of the two first Porsche 356s imported into Australia in 1951. Both are still on the road today.

But, of course, the big mystery is which model will get the special-edition treatment, with Porsche Australia only going as far as to confirm it will be “an iconic, modern Porsche sports car”. While the 911 fits the bill, we’ll find out for sure in the first half of next year.

In the meantime, Porsche Australia will kick off the celebrations this weekend at Sandown Raceway in Melbourne, with a one-off non-championship event, the Porsche PAYCE Michelin Cup, to pit the 991 and 991.2 versions of the 911 GT3 Cup racecar head to-head.

Three Sprint events are also scheduled for Porsche Club of Victoria members, while a pre-production example of the soon-to-be-released all-electric Taycan sports sedan will be on hand for on-track acceleration demonstrations.

Porsche Australia CEO and managing director Sam Curtis said: “Australia holds a special place in the history of Porsche.

“2021 will be a special year for Porsche enthusiasts. It is fitting that we will celebrate 70 years in Australia just as we launch the Taycan, our first all-electric Porsche sports car and a signal of the future of the brand.”