Car makers once paid little attention to their colour and fabric departments, but Porsche - besides being known for making a sports car or two - has a history of creating unique and bold upholstery patterns that has always worked as an added lure for their above-average-fashion-conscious clientele.
So is the story with the Pepita, one of the most famous and recognizable seats. A relative to the 1800s Scottish houndstooth - although definitely not the same - legend has it that the name Pepita has its origins in a homonymous Spanish dancer that performed in Stuttgart in the 1850s and was known across Germany.
Introduced in 1963, alongside the birth of Recaro - a descendent of Reutter, a Stuttgart car seat supplier - the Pepita was first used in late 356C's and then followed by the 901/911, 912 and 914 models up until 1973.
It has since reappeared in the 50th Anniversary 911 Carrera in 2013, and through Porsche's “Heritage Design Packages” the vintage textile is now making a comeback as a premium option in the sportiest models Stuttgart has to offer.
80% Combed Cotton, 17% Polyamide, 3% Elastane.
Seamless knitting to create a sock with no stitches.
Wash inside out (40ºC/100ºF max). Do not tumble dry, iron