For six decades, the Porsche 911 has been an automotive icon, capturing the hearts of driving enthusiasts worldwide. To mark this historic milestone, Porsche has unveiled the Porsche 911 S/T, a limited edition model dedicated to delivering the purest driving experience possible. Combining elements of the 911 GT3 RS with the 911 GT3 with Touring Package, this exclusive anniversary model offers unmatched agility, lightweight design, and a manual transmission – a true driver’s dream. Let’s dive into the details of this special edition sports car that pays homage to its legendary heritage.
The name “911 S/T” pays tribute to the performance-focused version of the first-generation 911, specifically the 911 ST, which was offered by Porsche in 1969. The new 2024 Porsche 911 S/T revives the spirit of the original 911 ST, taking the baton and elevating it to new heights in the current model generation. This limited edition model fuses the strengths of the 911 GT3 with Touring Package and the 911 GT3 RS, creating a unique blend of power, agility, and driving dynamics.
Under the hood of the Porsche 911 S/T lies a naturally aspirated, 4.0-liter boxer engine sourced from the 911 GT3 RS, generating an impressive 518 horsepower. The power is delivered to the road through a six-speed manual transmission, a first for the GT3 RS engine. The lightweight construction and optimized chassis ensure the 911 S/T is the lightest model of the 992 generation, weighing just 3,056 lbs. This translates to exhilarating acceleration, allowing the car to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 3.5 seconds and reach a top track speed of 186 mph.
Porsche engineers left no stone unturned in creating the perfect driving experience for enthusiasts. The 911 S/T’s handling is characterized by precision and nimbleness, ideal for winding country roads. Reduced rotating mass in the engine, wheels, and brakes further enhances the car’s dynamic responsiveness. This precision-driven design ensures that every steering movement, accelerator input, or brake application is translated instantly with pinpoint accuracy.
Unlike its track-focused sibling, the 911 GT3 RS, the 911 S/T is optimized for driving on public roads. Equipped with a Gurney flap on the rear spoiler, the aerodynamics are tailored to provide excellent road manners while maintaining a sporty and elegant appearance. The lightweight center-locking magnesium wheels and ultra-high-performance tires ensure optimal mechanical grip for confident driving.
For enthusiasts who seek a touch of nostalgia, the 911 S/T offers an optional Heritage Design Package. This package features a classic racing-inspired exterior color, Shore Blue Metallic, and wheel rim color, Ceramica, exclusive to this variant. Adding to the vintage charm are the door numbers, inspired by historical race cars, and the classic Porsche crest adorning various elements of the car’s exterior and interior.
To accompany this extraordinary sports car, Porsche Design is offering customers of the 911 S/T an exclusive opportunity to purchase the Chronograph 1 – 911 S/T watch. This timepiece, mirroring the lightweight design principles of the 911 S/T, features a titanium case and a rotor reminiscent of the car’s magnesium wheels. The Porsche Design WERK 01.240 movement with COSC certification and flyback function ensures precision timekeeping. Each watch comes with a unique watch plaque and an individual limitation number, making it a true collector’s item.
The Porsche 911 S/T is a limited edition model, with only 1,963 examples available. The starting price for this extraordinary driving machine is set at $290,000, excluding a $1,650 charge for delivery, processing, and handling. U.S. deliveries are expected to begin in the Spring of 2024.
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