Porsche Goes Old School with the debut of its Limited Edition 911 Sport Classic

With the engine from the 911 Turbo, rear-wheel drive and manual transmission, Porsche is betting on nostalgia in its new limited edition model.

Porsche pays homage to its 911 Carrera RS 2.7 from the 1970s by introducing a limited edition 911 Sport Classic for 2023. Only 1,250 copies will incorporate the distinctive duck-tail spoiler, while embracing the latest Porsche technology.

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The most powerful 911 with a stick

At the heart of this exclusive Porsche is a 911 Turbo S, but the Sport Classic is exclusively configured with a seven-speed manual gearbox and rear-wheel drive. The twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat six is ‚Äč‚Äčtuned to 543 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque, making it the most potent 911 available with a stick. The standard Turbo S uses a 640 horsepower and four-wheel drive setup.

Transmission equipment from the 911 Turbo S includes ceramic composite brakes, dynamic chassis control, rear axle steering, the Sport Crono package and a customized sports exhaust system. Second standard gear consists of an active suspension system that lowers the chassis by 10 millimeters.

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Exclusive exterior for the 911 Sport Classic

In addition to the 911 Turbo basics, the Porsche Sport Classic offers a unique exterior. Campaign photos show the car finished in Sport Gray Metallic paint with light Sport Gray stripes. Other colors include non-metallic black, Agate Gray Metallic or Gentian Blue Metallic.

Exclusive features include a carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic cap with a recess in the center. The fall coordinates with a double-bubble roof inspired by the first 911 Sport Classic from the 997 generation 911.

Finishing on the outside is “Porsche” graphics along with a white lollipop with a customer-selected number from 1 to 99. Porsche points out that these additions are removable stickers.

Porsche’s Other Heritage Design Model

The 911 Sport Classic is the second limited edition model to celebrate remarkable Porsches of the past. In 2020, the automaker released the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition to launch this multi-year endeavor.

Sport Classic has a unique badging that harmonizes with the first 911 from 1963. These exterior accents come in real gold, while “Exclusive Manufacturing” badges adorn the front quarter panels. The intake grille gets a Porsche Heritage brand in the spirit of the 1950s Porsche 356 trim that marked cars with 100,000 kilometers.

This latest Porsche will hit dealers later this year as part of the rollout of the 2023 model year; Pricing information will get closer to this date (2022 Turbo S starts at $ 207,000).

Source: Porsche


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