Porsche announced yet another special edition of the Porsche 911 (997) Carrera, available as a Coupé or Cabriolet. We are not overly excited about yet another variation of the 911, but there is something about this Black Edition that will make it an interesting addition to the lineup for many.
The 911 Black Edition is painted in plain black as standard, with basalt black metallic also available as an option. The Cabrio hood is principally of black cloth. With the Black Edition, the colour highlights are provided by the 19 inch 911 Turbo II bi-colour wheels. The grey top-tint in the windscreen is standard in the 911 Black Edition. The “Black Edition’s” black lettering on the stainless steel door entry guards complement the exterior design.
The interior continues the exterior colour scheme. Included in the series version is a sports design steering wheel. The instrument cluster naturally remains in black. On the glove compartment lid, a badge testifies to the 911 Black Edition’s limited production run. The decorative moulding on the dashboard, gear lever or selector and air vents provide a contrast with their aluminium look paint. The rear centre console is painted in the exterior colour.
An acoustic highlight of the 911 Black Edition’s enhanced equipment is the BOSE® Surround Sound-System, fitted as standard. It was specially coordinated with the interior of the 911 Carrera models and comprises 13 loudspeakers (twelve in the Cabriolet) including active subwoofer and centre speaker as well as a seven channel digital amplifier with a total output of 385W. The GPS navigation module comes as standard in the 911 Black Edition as does the universal audio interface in the central console’s storage compartment. The 911 Black Edition’s enhanced equipment package also includes parking assistant, cruise control, automatic anti-dazzle interior and exterior mirrors and a rain sensor.
The Porsche 911 Carrera Black Edition is limited to 1,911 items. The price of this new Black Edition is exactly the same as the normal 911 Carrera base model in Germany, which makes it a good offer. The release is scheduled for this spring at the Geneva Motor Show 2011. In Germany the vehicle swaps owner at € 85,538 for the Coupe and € 96,843 for the Cabriolet, including value-added tax in both cases. The market launch gets underway in April 2011.