Porsche fans are in for another chance to claim ownership of the iconic 911 Carrera RS 2.7 DNA that manages to turn heads in the 21st century too. They’ve just revealed the limited edition 911 Sport Classic based on the retro-styled coupe of the 1970s, and I cannot stop staring at cit already in pictures. Based on the Type-992 wide-body 911 Turbo S, this limited-edition version for the North American market by the German sports car powerhouse is definitely more than the last 911 Sports Classic (Type-997 model) which just had 250 examples and was sold out within 48 hours. This one though will be up for grabs for 1,250 lucky buyers.
The contoured Porsche is made under the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur division and speaking on this project Alexander Fabig, Vice President of Individualization and Classic, said; “The Heritage Design models represent the most emotionally driven concepts of the Porsche product strategy. This unique approach sees the Style Porsche design department working with Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur to reinterpret iconic 911 models and equipment from the 1950s through to the 1980s and to revive design features from those decades.”
This sports car is a 911 at its core powered by the 3.7-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine churning out 543 HP mated to a seven-speed gearbox. On the outside, it looks like the Sport Classic with the Ducktail Carrera RS 2.7 styled rear spoiler, front hood, and a cheesy double-bubble roof, all made out of carbon fiber reinforced plastic. Those twin stripes, 60 roundels, Fuchs-style rims, and the gold-toned 911 Sport Classic badging on the rear deck truly set it apart. Keeping the Classic’s essence alive, the air intake is done from ahead of the spoiler and the engine grille. The ride height on this exclusive model will be 10 mm lower courtesy of the Porsche Active Suspension Management Sport.
The interior too gets the retro treatment with the two-tone Black and Classic Cognac embellished in aniline leather. Those seat centers and door panels get the Porsche houndstooth-like B7W Pepita cloth, and buyers can also go for the all-black interior but that is too boring, I think. The classic also gets the plaque above the glove box showing the car’s serial number, the door still plates with the Sport Classic logo, and the retro green armrest. The 70s theme carries on to the tachometer having retro-styled numerals and needles. Other unique inclusions are a sport Chrono clock, embossed headrests, sun visors and air-vent slats.
Buyers will get to choose their 911 Sport Classic draped in exclusive Sport Grey Metallic skin with contrasting stripes in light Sport Grey. Else they can go for the Black, Agate Grey Metallic and Gentian Blue Metallic color options. Those who don’t mind the complete flair can go for the “PORSCHE” script and white lollipop decals with numerals. Ones who manage to grab this classic reinterpretation will also get the chance to buy an equally rare Chronograph 911 Sport Classic watch (matching the limited-edition vehicle) by Porsche Design.
The 2023 Porsche 911 Sport Classic will come at a starting price tag of approximately $287,000 USD and deliveries will start in July 2022.