I wasn’t even finished wiping the drool off my chin after beholding the new 911 GT3 RS Porsche releases a piece of sculpted freshness called the 911 Sport Classic. The 911 Sport Classic is a special limited edition (only 250 will be built) 911 meant to celebrate the early model 911’s that got most of us addicted to Porsche in the first place. It shares an engine with the Carrera S but with a 23HP bump bringing the grand horsepower tally to 408. But really, this thing could have 150HP and still be just as fresh. I mean look at it! The old school spoiler, the retro wheels, the tone-on-tone stripes, the GQ interior! Ah..damn…there goes the drool again…entertain yourself with some pics, video, and more info while I excuse myself to go clean up.
Limited Edition 911 to debut at Frankfurt Motor Show Along With New Turbo, GT3 RS and Cup Race Car
ATLANTA – September 2, 2009 – Porsche AG has distilled the DNA of the classic 911 into a select expression of class and style. Built in strictly limited numbers for the most enthusiastic and well-heeled fans, the 911 Sport Classic marks Porsche’s return to the tradition of occasionally issuing ultra-exclusive production cars. The 911 Sport Classic will be presented at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show along with the 2010 911 Turbo, GT3 RS and GT3 Cup race car and production will be held to just 250 cars.
This extraordinary 911 comes from Porsche Exclusive, the company’s special department that caters to the creative desires of its customers. Developed over three years, the 911 Sport Classic shows incredible attention to every detail, with each aspect of its design catering especially to the most demanding group of aficionados.
The unique character of the 911 Sport Classic is evident at first sight in the newly developed double-dome roof. While this model is based on the rear-wheel-drive Carrera S, it features the wider rear body of the Carrera 4S, with its rear fenders swollen by 1.73-inches, allowing for the wider rear track. A striking SportDesign front apron with unique spoiler lip and the fixed ducktail rear spoiler (a visual reference to the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7) round off the unmistakable look of the 911 Sport Classic.
Power comes from Porsche’s 3.8-liter flat-six engine with Direct Fuel Injection (DFI), normally found in the 911 Carrera S, enhanced with a newly-developed resonance intake manifold with six vacuum-controlled switching flaps. Power is up by 23 hp to 408. The 911 Sport Classic will only be available with a six-speed manual gearbox.
Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) are standard on this limited 911, as is the sports suspension and a mechanical locking rear axle differential. Custom-made 19-inch wheels, with their five-spoke centers painted black like the classic Fuchs rims familiar to fans of vintage 911s, offer a perfect match for the character of this most limited sportscar.
The special interior of the 911 Sport Classic highlights the merits of Porsche Exclusive and is distinguished by new materials never used before, even by Porsche. Woven leather, made up of smooth leather strips and woven yarn of the newly-designed adaptive sports seats complete the look with light-grey piping matching the door panels.
The dashboard includes a wide range of inserts and custom trim components and is finished in Espresso Nature natural leather, providing a distinctive contrast to the exterior paint in Sport Classic Grey.
The 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic will not be available in North America. Sales worldwide begin in January 2010; the base price of the car is Euro 169,300.