You may not know Gregor Piech. Born in 1994, he’s the youngest of Ferdinand Piech’s eight children. Yes, that is the late Ferdinand Piech who used to run Volkswagen. Gregor’s great grandfather was Ferdinand Porsche so he’s a proper Porsche blue-blood.
Blue is a bit of a theme within Porsche. Ferdinand Piech’s 1967 development version of the 911 R was finished in Scarab Blue and he professed that blue was his favourite colour for cars. For Gregor’s 19th birthday, his father bought him a Breitling wristwatch, with a silver-blue dial and a blue leather strap.
The next birthday gift was even more special. Realising that it was 50 years since Ferdinand Piech had worked on the original 911 R, Gregor’s mother Ursula decided that her son’s Skoda Citigo wasn’t really up to snuff and bought him a Porsche 911 R. That’s right, the 991 version that’s worth more than the GDP of some African nations. Gregor’s specification for it was exacting.
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