Porsche 911 Sport Classic – Limited-Edition Model
A new, limited-edition series of the 911 will be shown at Frankfurt. Just 250 units of the ‘911 Sport Classic’ are planned for production, bringing back the tradition of highly exclusive series built in very small numbers.
This special version of the 911 has been developed from the rear-wheel drive Carrera S over some three years by Porsche Exclusive, the in-house department which produces the more outstanding customised models. The Sport Classic’s character is immediately obvious from the newly developed double-dome roof and wider (by 44mm) rear body, along with a wider track on the rear axle. There’s also a striking front apron with spoiler lip – and a fixed rear spoiler, as per the ducktail on the legendary 1973 Carrera RS 2.7.
Power from Porsche’s 3.8-litre engine has been upped by 20HP to give 408HP, through the introduction of a newly developed resonance intake manifold with six vacuum-controlled switching flaps. The 911 Sport Classic comes with a six-speed manual gearbox, PCCB Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes, PASM sports suspension (lowering the car by 20mm), and custom-made 19-inch wheels with black-painted rim stars.
The interior is just as unusual, with materials never before used by Porsche, such as ‘woven leather’ – made from smooth leather strips and woven yarn. This appears on the centrepiece of the sports seats, along with light-grey piping. The dashboard features inserts and add-on components in Espresso Nature natural leather, contrasting with the Sport Classic Grey body paint.
The on-sale date of the Porsche 911 Sport Classic is January 2010, but it doesn’t come cheap. The Euro base price (without VAT and national specifications) is 169,300 euros.
Text: Charis Whitcombe
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