PORSCHE 911 SPORT CLASSIC FROM HERITAGE DESIGN STRATEGY


The new Porsche 911 Sport Classic is the second of four collector’s items Porsche has
presented from its Heritage Design strategy.

Only 1250 examples of the limited-edition model by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur will
revive the style of the 1960s and early 1970s.

Like its predecessor, the 997-based 911 Sport Classic presented in 2009, the appearance
of this model is inspired by the original 911 (1964 – 1973) and the 1972 911 Carrera RS
2.7.

The 911 Sport Classic can be ordered now, with prices starting from $599,100. Australian
deliveries are expected to commence from the fourth quarter of 2022.

“The Heritage Design models represent the most emotionally driven concepts of the
Porsche product strategy,” said Alexander Fabig, Vice President Individualization and
Classic.

“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.”

Porsche is launching four limited-edition models over an extended period. The first of
these was presented in 2020: the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition with design
elements from the 1950s and 1960s.

Porsche Design has also created a high-quality chronograph exclusively available to
drivers who purchase the collector’s edition vehicle. The watch seamlessly picks up on
numerous details from the new 911 Sport Classic design. As part of the Heritage Design
Classic package, selected interior elements of the new 911 Sport Classic # will also be
available for most current 911 models.

The wide body – otherwise reserved for the 911 Turbo models – has a fixed rear spoiler in
the style of the legendary ducktail Carrera RS 2.7 and the double-bubble roof underscore
the distinctiveness of the new 911 Sport Classic.

As with the first 997-generation 911 Sport Classic launched in 2009, the designers were
inspired by the Fashion Grey paintwork of the early Porsche 356 when choosing the
exclusive paint finish for the new limited-edition model.

“The new 911 Sport Classic is the first vehicle to feature Sport Grey Metallic paintwork,”
said Michael Mauer, Vice President, Style Porsche.

“Grey is never boring, quite often a statement and always cool.”

As an alternative to the exclusive Sport Grey Metallic finish, the new 911 Sport Classic is
also available in solid Black, Agate Grey Metallic and Gentian Blue Metallic. Or you can
give Porsche a sample of a colour and they will match it.

In the interior, the iconic Pepita pattern can be found on the door panels and seat centres.
Two-tone, semi-aniline leather upholstery in Black/Classic Cognac provides an elegant
contrast with the exterior colour.

Power from the 3.7-litre, twin-turbo flat-six engine is 550 horsepower (405 kW) is sent
through a seven-speed manual to the rear wheels. Yes – a manual, you beauty!

Interestingly the driver doesn’t have to do all the work – the gearbox has an auto-blip
function that a brief burst of revs when shifting down.

Porsche tells us that, “The standard sports exhaust system is specially tailored to the
model for an even more emotive sound experience.”

The suspension, based on that of the 911 Turbo and 911 GTS models, meets high
performance requirements: thanks to the standard Porsche Active Suspension
Management, its shock absorbers respond to dynamic changes at lightning speed. There’s
a 10-millimetre-lower ride height.

The graphics on the side, shown as 60 on the press release photos are a no-cost option.
Buyers can choose any number between 0 and 99. Of if they’re on the less demonstrative
type they can have no number.

 

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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