Porsche has released a new 911 Sport Classic, paying homage to its classic sports car. The new 911 Sport Classic is the 2nd of 4 collector’s items Porsche has presented from its Heritage Design range. Like its immediate predecessor, the 997-based 911 Sport Classic presented in 2009, the appearance of this model is inspired by the original 911 (1964 – 1973) and the 1972 911 Carrera RS 2.7. A total of 1,250 cars of this limited-edition model will be built by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. Such a limited run will ensure its exclusivity worldwide.
Distinct design cues include the wide body which is reserved for the 911 Turbo models and the iconic ‘duck tail’ fixed rear spoiler found on the legendary Carrera RS 2.7. Additionally, it also sports a distinctive double-bubble roof.
Like the first 911 Sport Classic from 2009 (based on the 997-generation), the designers were inspired by the Fashion Grey paintwork of the early Porsche 356 when it came to picking out an exclusive paint finish for this new limited-edition model. “The new 911 Sport Classic is the first vehicle to feature Sport Grey Metallic paintwork,” said Michael Mauer, Vice President Style Porsche. “Grey is never boring, quite often a statement and always cool.”
As an alternative to the exclusive Sport Grey Metallic finish, the new 911 Sport Classic is also available in solid Black, Agate Grey Metallic, Gentian Blue Metallic or Paint to Sample. Twin stripes painted on the bonnet, roof and rear spoiler in light Sports Grey emphasise the car’s sporty design.
For the interior, the iconic Pepita pattern can be found on the door panels and seat centres, while two-tone, semi-aniline leather upholstery in Black/Classic Cognac provides an elegant contrast to the exterior colour.
The 911 Sport Classic gets a 3.7L twin-turbo flat-six engine which produces 550 PS. This is paired to a 7-speed manual transmission which has an auto blip function to compensate for the engine speed differences between gears. In addition, the standard sports exhaust system is specially tailored to this car to offer a more emotive sound experience. Incidentally, this rear-wheel-drive 911 Sport Classic is the most powerful manual 911 currently available.
The suspension is based on the 911 Turbo and 911 GTS models and comes standard with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), allowing the shock absorbers to respond quickly to dynamic changes. PASM is combined as standard with the sports suspension, which features a 10 mm-lower ride height.
“The Heritage Design models represent the most emotionally driven concepts of the Porsche product strategy,” says Alexander Fabig, Vice President Individualization and Classic. “This unique approach sees the Style Porsche design department working with Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur to reinterpret iconic 911 models and equipment from the 1950s through to the 1980s and to revive design features from those decades.”
Porsche is launching 4 limited-edition models over an extended period. The first of these was presented in 2020 i.e. the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition with design elements from the 1950s and 1960s.
Concurrently, Porsche Design has also created a high-quality chronograph exclusively available to drivers who purchase the collector’s edition vehicle. The watch seamlessly picks up on numerous details from the new 911 Sport Classic design. As part of the Heritage Design Classic package, selected interior elements of the new 911 Sport Classic will also be available for most current 911 models.
The 911 Sport Classic is now available for pre-order at the nearest Porsche Centre.