Behind the Design of the Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition

While the entire design of the current Porsche 991 911 is reminiscent of the original 911 from the early 1960’s, the German automaker still likes to produce special edition 911s with just that little bit more retro flair.

Revealed back in early June, the 2014 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition is the perfect example of that. The car is based on the 395hp Porsche 911 Carrera S and features a selection of modern and retro design elements to pay homage to the legacy of the Porsche 911.

2014 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition

Just 1963 units of the 2014 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition are being created, with that number marking the year 1963 when the Porsche 911 was first created. From a styling standpoint, the 2014 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition features a wider body seen on the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S as well as classic Fuchs style wheels, redesigned wing mirrors, special badges and chrome trim.

The man behind the car, Porsche Design Manager Tony Hatter recently had the chance to talk about the classically styled 50th Anniversary Edition 911 and in the following video, can be seen talking about the car!

Under the hood, the 2014 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition features the same 395hp flat-six engine as the standard Porsche 911 Carrera S. This engine is then mated to either a seven-speed manual transmission capable of launching the 2014 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition to 62mph in just 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 186mph, or a dual-clutch PDK automatic system sending the car to 62mph in 4.3 seconds and 185mph.

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