Special editions are highly fashionable at the moment. We’ve got the Valentino Balboni Edition LP550-2 and the Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M already, now Porsche are adding to the list with their 911 Sport Classic. Limited to 250 units, the 911 Sport Classic will only go to the most dedicated Porsche fanatics. It’s been developed by Porsche Exclusive, Porsche’s specialist customization department.
Stylistically, a number of changes have taken place which give the car a retro look whilst maintaining the reliability of Porsche’s current range of 3.8-litre engines. Design elements such as the duck tail spoiler hark back to the elegant 1973 Carrera RS 2.7. The double-bubble roof deign gives it an exclusive look, standing out from the rest of the 911 range. New exhausts dominate the rear which is itself 44 millimetres wider than the Carrera S which it is based on.
Power increases in the new model, up by 23bhp to 408bhp. It’s made possible by a new intake manifold with six vacuum-controlled switching flaps. Adding to the driving experience is a new 6-speed manual gearbox, Porsche ceramic composite brakes and lower suspension (by a whole 20mm). New 19-inch black wheels finish off the look.
The 911 Sport Classic gains a new interior as well, making use of materials that have never before been seen on any Porsche. Woven leather covers most surfaces finishing off the 911 Sport Classic in a highly sophisticated style.
It’ll be displayed for the very first time at the Frankfurt Motorshow 2009 where we’ll take a look at it and hopefully bring you our verdict. It goes on sale in January 2010 at a price of €169,300 (£148,375).
The 911 Sport Classic – Exclusive for 250 Fans of the 911
Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has refined the DNA of the 911 to what must be the most supreme standard of class and style in the 911 Sport Classic available to a strictly limited number of very special 911 enthusiasts. Creating this unique model, Porsche is bringing back the tradition of exclusive small series built in very small numbers. The 911 Sport Classic will be presented at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and is limited in production to just 250 cars.
This very special 911 from Porsche Exclusive has been developed over a project period of about three years, with lots of love for detail, catering especially for the most demanding group of genuine aficionados. Porsche Exclusive is Porsche’s Specialist Department for the most outstanding customised versions of Porsche cars going beyond even the highest standard of the Company’s regular production models. The unique character of this very special 911 comes out at very first sight in the newly developed double-dome roof. A further highlight of this sports car based on the rear-wheel-drive Carrera S is the wider rear body up by 44 millimetres or 1.73″ and the wider track on the rear axle. The striking SportDesign front apron with its unique spoiler lip and the rear spoiler fixed in position like the legendary ducktail on the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 round off the unmistakable look of the 911 Sport Classic. Power comes from Porsche’s 3.8-litre with Direct Fuel Injection, increased in this case, also through the introduction of a newly developed resonance intake manifold with six vacuum-controlled switching flaps, by 23 bhp to 408 horsepower for even more outstanding performance.
The 911 Sport Classic comes exclusively with a six-speed manual gearbox. PCCB Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes ideally reflecting the sporting character of this exclusive 911, PASM sports suspension lowering the entire car by 20 mm or 0.79�?, as well as the mechanical rear axle differential and custom-made 19-inch wheels with their rim star painted black all come together to offer a perfect match for the character of this most exclusive car.
The very special, highly sophisticated interior of the 911 Sport Classic bears powerful testimony to one of the core competences of Porsche Exclusive and is characterised by new materials never used before even by Porsche. One example is woven leather made up of smooth leather strips and woven yarn featured on the seat centrepieces of the newly designed adaptive sports seats complete with light-grey piping and on the door panels.
The dashboard including a wide range of inserts and add-on components is finished in Espresso Nature natural leather, providing a distinctive contrast to the exclusive body paint in Sport Classic Grey.
Marking the introduction of this special limited edition model, Porsche Design Driver´s Selection is likewise introducing a range of new and very special products at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The limited edition AluFrame Trolley as well as a poloshirt, a cap and a personalised lanyard take up the colour concept of the 911 Sport Classic, and in good time for the introduction of the new car a top-quality 1:43 model will also be available.
Sales of the Porsche 911 Sport Classic are starting in January 2010. The Euro base price of the car without value-added tax and national specifications is Euro 169,300.