A Slate Grey Porsche 911 R dedicated to Steve McQueen

It was only natural that Steve McQueen’s charisma, effortless style and discerning taste would translate in the specification of his cars. It’s hardly surprising, then, that McQueen’s devoted followers are still taking inspiration from his legendary automotive fleet…

King of Cool meets King of The Ring

Steve McQueen’s Porsche 911 S and this menacing new 911 R might be separated by 46 years, but their similarities are easy to see. The Hollywood legend’s classic Porsche – which serves as the inspiration for this Slate Grey 991 ­– starred in his passion project film Le Mans in 1971. The motorsport thriller was an indulgence in his true love, racing – the subject of one of his most famous quotes, which is now emblazoned on the 911 R’s carbon-fibre sills. While McQueen’s 911 S was sold at auction in 2011 for 1.375m US dollars, Classic Driver dealer Eleven Cars has consigned this modern homage to the RM Sotheby’s Paris 2017 sale, and 25% of the hammer price will be donated to the Institute Gustave Roussy, one of the world-leaders in child cancer research. 

Photos: Eleven Cars

You can find a small selection of Porsche 911Rs listed for sale in the Classic Driver Market.