Porsche is adept at creating unique versions of its models and with the 911, each instantly becomes a collector’s item. This will certainly be the case for the second of the four elements that Porsche offers as part of its heritage design strategy. A total of 1,250 examples of the 911 Sport Classic will be offered, bringing ’60s and early ’70s style to life in a certain way.
Like its direct predecessor, the 911 Sport Classic (997 generation) introduced in 2009, this new model’s appearance was inspired by the original 911s (1964-1973), particularly the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 from 1972.
The 911 Sport Classic can be ordered now. It is currently priced at €272,714 by Porsche.
Delivery will be possible at European Porsche centers from July 2022. As for Canada and other markets, it will follow shortly.
“Heritage Design models represent the most emotionally-motivated concepts in Porsche’s product strategy,” says Alexandre Fabage, Head of Personalization and Classic Modeling. “This unique approach sees Porsche Design working with the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur to reinterpret typical and iconic 911 models and equipment from the 1950s to the 1980s, all to bring design features from those decades to life.”
Porsche is launching four limited-edition models over a long period of time. The first one was introduced in 2020: the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition with styling cues from the 1950s and 1960s.
The Sport Classic’s wider chassis is that normally reserved for the 911’s turbo variants, which betrays what lies at the rear. It just adds to the magic that this version offers. As for the fixed rear wing, it is reminiscent of the legendary Carrera RS 2.7 wing.
As for the paint, it’s simple, we were inspired by the gray of the first Porsche 356. “The new 911 Sport Classic is the first car to use the Sport Gray Metallic paint,” explains Michael Mauer, the style at Porsche. “Gray is never boring and often makes a statement which is always great.” The new 911 Sport Classic is also available in Black Steel, Gray Metallic or Blue Metallic. Double stripes on the hood, roof and rear spoiler in light gray emphasize the car’s sporty design.
Other elements emphasize the uniqueness of the model, including the presence of a third pedal inside. Yes, this classic Porsche has a manual gearbox. Also, the 3.7-liter six-cylinder turbo engine, of course, was preserved, but the all-wheel drive configuration was left.
It becomes more interesting.
Power has been reduced somewhat to marry with the seven-speed manual transmission, but we’re still talking about a car that will deliver 543 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque.
The standard sports exhaust system has been specially adapted for this model for an even more emotional sound experience.
The suspension, which is based on the 911 Turbo and 911 GTS systems, meets the requirements for high performance: thanks to the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system, also offered as standard, the shock absorbers react to dynamic changes in the vehicle’s speed. PASM comes standard with the sport suspension, which features a ride height lowered by 10mm.
We feel that some of the owners will really enjoy driving the element of this pool.
Pictures of the Porsche 911 Sport Classic
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