Porsche unveiled the 911 Sport Classic with the distinctive and purpose-driven ducktail spoiler, a unique powertrain, and a special design, which pays homage to past Porsche models. Production of the new iteration is limited to 1,250 examples worldwide and the car is coming to the U.S. market as well.
Based on the 911 Turbo S, the new 911 Sport Classic however is available exclusively with a seven-speed manual transmission powering the rear wheels. Its engine, generating 543-hp and 442 lb.-ft. of torque, is the same 3.7-liter twin-turbo flat-six found in the 911 Turbo models with modified engine mapping. That combination also makes this the most powerful 911 with a manual transmission currently available.
The new model boasts a comprehensive list of standard high-performance equipment: Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) with calipers in black, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), Rear Axle Steering, the Sport Chrono Package, and a specially modified Sport Exhaust system. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) Sport is also standard and lowers the ride height by 10 millimeters.
The 911 Sport Classic is the second in a series of four Heritage Design models. It features a heritage-inspired Porsche crest nearly identical to the version from 1963, badges and PORSCHE lettering finished in real gold and special Exclusive Manufaktur badges on the front quarter panels. A Porsche Heritage badge fixed to the intake grille at the rear references the Porsche 356 badge that was awarded in the 1950s when a vehicle reached the 100,000-kilometer mark.
The car is wrapped in Sport Grey Metallic paint and painted contrasting stripes in light Sport Grey. Drawing inspiration from Fashion Grey, a color first applied to the Porsche 356, this color was created for the new 911 Sport Classic. Customers may also specify the 911 Sport Classic in Black (non-metallic), Agate Grey Metallic, or Gentian Blue Metallic.
The unique elements include a fixed spoiler lip and LED-Matrix Design headlights in Black; the carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) hood; a CFRP double-bubble roof. Graphics along the sides further distinguish the car. These include PORSCHE script and a white lollipop that customers can specify with digits between 1 and 99 at no additional cost. These are applied as decals rather than paint so they may be removed in the future. The 911 Sport Classic wheels are unique to this car. They use a center lock hub and measure 20 / 21 inches front and rear with tires measuring 255/35 ZR20 and 315/30 ZR21.
The most significant design element is featured at the rear of the car. A large ducktail spoiler formed from CFRP is inspired by the classic design DNA reminiscent of the 1972 and 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7.
The materials inside the car’s interior call back the 1960s and early 1970s including seat centers and door panels with Pepita cloth upholstery. The standard interior of this model uses semi-aniline leather in black and Classic Cognac. A single-tone black leather interior is also optionally available. Open-pore, dark Paldao wood trim is also standard equipment in this car as a contrast to the light Classic Cognac color. A badge on the passenger side of the dashboard above the glovebox enumerates each example in the 1,250-unit production run.
The central, analog tachometer features a white needle and scale markings alongside green numbers and accents. The Sport Chrono clock in the dashboard gets the same treatment. The center console lid is embossed with the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur logo, while the headrests are embossed with the Porsche Crest.
The 911 Sport Classic owners can purchase a unique watch from Porsche Design. The dial on the Chronograph 911 Sport Classic is configurable to match the vehicle.
The 911 Sport Classic will be available in the United States as part of the 2023 model year. Dealer arrival is expected in late 2022.
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