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German Automobile Manufacturer Porsche's New 911 Sport Classic is A Fantastic Journey Back Into the Future

  • 3rd May 2022
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German Automobile Manufacturer Porsche's New 911 Sport Classic is A Fantastic Journey Back Into the Future

German Automobile Manufacturer Porsche has unveiled the 911 Sport Classic, which has a distinctive and purpose-built ducktail spoiler, a one-of-a-kind powerplant, and a unique look evocative of former Porsche models. The latest model is restricted to 1,250 units globally, and the automobile will be available in the United States as well.

The new 911 Sport Classic is the second of Porsche's Heritage Design strategy's four collector's items.

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Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur will produce 1,250 instances of the limited-edition vehicle in the 1960s and early 1970s style. As with its immediate predecessor, the 997-based 911 Sport Classic, this vehicle is styled after the original 911 (1964–1973) and the 1972 911 Carrera RS 2.7.

"The Heritage Design models exemplify Porsche's most emotionally charged product ideas,"
explains Alexander Fabig, Vice President Individualization and Classic.
"Through this novel method, the Style Porsche design department collaborates with Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur to reimagine legendary 911 models and equipment from the 1950s through the 1980s, as well as to resurrect design elements from those decades."

Porsche will introduce four limited-edition cars over a period of time.

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The first of them, the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition, was unveiled in 2020. It has design cues from the 1950s and 1960s.

Porsche Design has also developed a high-end chronograph that is offered only to owners of the collector's edition car. The watch incorporates several features from the Porsche 911 Sport Classic design effortlessly. Selected interior features from the new 911 Sport Classic will also be offered for the majority of existing 911 models as part of the Heritage Design Classic package.

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The broad body – which is normally reserved for 911 Turbo models – the fixed rear spoiler inspired by the famous 'ducktail' Carrera RS 2.7, and the double-bubble top all contribute to the new 911 Sport Classic's uniqueness.

As with the first 997-generation 911 Sport Classic released in 2009, the designers were inspired to choose the distinctive Fashion Grey paint treatment for the new limited-edition vehicle by the early Porsche 356. 

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"The new 911 Sport Classic is the first Porsche car to wear Sport Grey Metallic painting,"

explains Michael Mauer, Porsche Vice President of Style.

"Grey is never dull, is often a statement, and is always stylish."

In addition to the special Sport Grey Metallic, the Porsche 911 Sport Classic is available in solid Black, Agate Grey Metallic, Gentian Blue Metallic, and Paint to Sample. Three twin stripes painted in light Sports Grey on the bonnet, roof, and rear spoiler emphasise the car's dynamic look.

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Classic Inside

The inside has the classic Pepita pattern on the door panels and seat centres, while the two-tone semi-aniline leather upholstery in Black/Classic Cognac creates an appealing contrast with the exterior colour.

550 horsepower for the most powerful 911 manual ever

The powertrain concept is also unique: the 3.7-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine (911 Sport Classic: combined fuel consumption (WLTP) 12.6 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions (WLTP) 285 g/km, combined fuel consumption (NEDC) 12.8 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions (NEDC) 292 g/km) transmits its 405 kW (550 PS) to the road exclusively via the rear wheels. With its seven-speed manual transmission, the Porsche 911 Sport Classic is the most powerful manual 911 on the market today.

The gearbox has an auto-blip mechanism that adjusts for engine speed variances between gears when changing down with a rapid burst of rpm. The standard sports exhaust system is model-specific, providing an even more expressive sound experience.

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PASM

The suspension, which is based on the 911 Turbo and 911 GTS models, is designed to fulfil high performance requirements: owing to the standard Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), its shock absorbers react lightning fast to dynamic changes. PASM comes equipped with a 10-millimetre-lower ride height thanks to the sports suspension.



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