Here are some pictures of the toy making the rounds this morning:
Honestly, she looks a lot better than Elita One does. I think Elita was the "pre-deco" and Minerva was what the toy was truly intended to be to begin with. Neither of them particularly resembles the Porsche 911, of course, which is an incredibly iconic sports car.
I wonder if the only reason Takara produced Minerva instead of Nightbeat was because somebody saw that the Porsche shared the same number with the emergency hotline phone number in America, and they wanted to do an emergency-themed vehicle to tie the two together in a weird sort of meta-joke.
It's also possible it's just a random coincidence, and that I woke up way too early this morning.
Zob (wakes up too early every morning, truth be told)