Some of you may recall the original Porsche 911 Sport Classic from 2009, which was limited to only 250 pieces and sold out in less than 48 hours. The new Sport Classic series follows the same pattern. Porsche will only make 1,250 of the 992-based variant. Right, we’ll make a quick phone call at Porsche’s HQ. Who are we kidding? We reckon these are all spoken for already.
Jokes aside, this one uses the same 3.7-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine which delivers a whopping 542 bhp to the back wheels alone, all of which is channelled through Porsche’s 7-speed manual transmission. It is, without a doubt, the most powerful manual 911 currently on the market. Also, the body is identical to the one used on the Porsche 992 Turbo, which means it’s 50 mm wider than a standard Carrera or Carrera 4.
Porsche will also include some significant equipment. A ‘specially tuned’ sports exhaust system, as well as the fancy PASM automatic damping and a sports suspension configuration that lowers the ride height by 10 mm, come standard.
On the outside, the most noticeable changes are the throwback ducktail spoiler inspired by the 1973 Carrera 2.7 RS, as well as the 20-inch front and 21-inch rear five-spoke alloys with black trimmings that pay homage to the 1967 911S. The Sport Classic is also available in a special Sport Grey Metallic paint finish, which is inspired by early 356s and features throwback stripes and roundels, as well as Black, Agate Grey Metallic and Gentian Blue Metallic.
On the door panels and seats, the famous Pepita houndstooth pattern reappears, this time paired with black and cognac-coloured leather. You can also see a very small piece of dark Paldao wood trim going across the dashboard if you take a closer look at the photos.
Porsche’s adding a few more of these tribute editions as a part of its ‘Heritage Design strategy’. We can’t wait to see what’s next.