Reeves fell in love with the sound made by the car’s then-new “Sport Exhaust,” a dual-flow exhaust system that used two catalytic converters. But even more importantly, he was smitten with how it felt, especially when gliding along the canyons of the PCH (via Porsche).
So when the beloved car was stolen while he was away filming a movie, Reeves actually mourned its loss. He believes thieves targeted his particular Porsche because thd model had one of the last air-cooled engines under the hood.
After “The Matrix” star worked through his grief, he decided he wanted another 911 but one that was distinctly his own. So, Reeves spoke to Porsche’s Customer Consultation Center in the famed 90210 area code of Beverly Hills and asked if the Stuttgart-based company would help personalize his brand new 911. Even with the clout and prestige that made him one of Hollywood’s biggest stars (“The Matrix” trilogy had made $1.7 billion worldwide), some negotiations were needed. In the end, Porsche anodized the interior trim panels a lovely shade of black and put a custom 12-o’clock center marker on the steering wheel (via Porsche).
According to Porsche, Reeves actually drove his customized 911 to the set while filming the first “John Wick” movie. Inspiration indeed.