Porsche's Facebook fan base appears to be accelerating as quickly as the cars it builds. The German automaker has just unveiled a special 911 Carrera 4S designed with crowdsourced input as a way to thank its five million Facebook fans.

The 911 features special Aquablaumetallic paint from Porsche Exclusive, contrasting 20-inch white Carrera S wheels and pinstriping, along with an aero package including a fixed rear wing. Inside, there are unique backlit sill plates and the obligatory dashboard engraving that says "Personally Built by 5 Million Porsche Fans."

As a way to turn at least one virtual thumbs up into its more meaningful physical-world equivalent, Porsche is holding a contest to win the chance to drive the car at Britain's Silverstone racetrack – and bring a friend – and nine lucky runners-up will win 1:43-scale models of the 911. If you want to enter the contest, click here.

One-off Facebook "thank you" creations are nothing new for Porsche – back in February of 2011, it celebrated its first million Likes with a signature-laden 911 GT3-R Hybrid, and a year later, it observed its two-millionth with a Cayman S plastered with fans' faces. That was barely a year and a half ago, and Porsche has more than doubled its digital fans since then – in fact, it's up to 5.8 million Likes. Could it catch Ferrari? The Italian automaker counts 12 million fans in its stable, but it doesn't appear to be accelerating as quickly...


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      Dvanos
      • 1 Year Ago
      Someone on here is always posting that Porsche comes out with a special model each week. At first I thought he was silly but maybe not.
      11fiveoh
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ugly, slow, overpriced, anyone that buys a 911 is an idiot. Seriously, special editions don't make this pos "special" at all.
        550PlusX5
        • 1 Year Ago
        @11fiveoh
        Another douchebag that mentally masturbates over 0-60 times on a magazine with absolutely 0 real driving time... Seriously, dude..If you keep quoting 0-60 all the time... You need a serious lesson from a video... "FLAT OUT" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7iUKaPlBl8
        tool0117
        • 1 Year Ago
        @11fiveoh
        No, No, Yes, and jealous that you can't afford one. If you don't understand why the 911 is special, you've never driven one. It's just that simple
        bonehead
        • 1 Year Ago
        @11fiveoh
        if you drive cars for feel and not for stats it is priced just right. Thats why it came in first in a 10 car competition where the Aventador came in dead last.
      vi_per
      • 1 Year Ago
      Understandably amateurish looking. Plus anything deliberately built in Facebook corporate colors is a fail in my book. There are enough Facebook reminders all over the god dam internet that I don't need another one. Piss off, Facebook.
      Louis MacKenzie
      • 1 Year Ago
      5 million fans and no one suggested that 911 doesn't need to have electric steering to save 0.2 MPG on the highway?
        Cayman
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Louis MacKenzie
        Have you driven the 991? Yeah, I didn't think so. The electric power steering is not an issue at all.
        bonehead
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Louis MacKenzie
        it should have electric steering like the S2000 which is a spectacular example of how to do it right, light, and compact.
      Rich
      • 1 Year Ago
      So they painted a mass production vehicle and added stickers... RAD!
      Shiftright
      • 1 Year Ago
      Who the hell cares...Seriously? This is news?
      superchan7
      • 1 Year Ago
      Doesn't crowdsource imply funding? That's far from what happened here.
      Andrew
      • 1 Year Ago
      Love the blue. Not so much the wheels or graphics or PDK.
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