Fifty years ago, did Porsche know the 911 would one day define the word: sports car?
A half-century later and that’s exactly the outcome, with Porsche unveiling a very special limited edition version of it’s iconic rear-engine coupe to celebrate the occasion.
Powered by the brand’s 3.8-liter flat-six engine with the upgraded Powerkit, engine output rises to 430 hp and includes the Sport Chrono Package. Hitting 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, or just 3.8 seconds with the 7-speed dual clutch PDK it can bast on to a top speed of 186 mph.
Making it extra special is the fact that this properly rear-drive machine utilizes the brand’s wider body used for all-wheel drive Carrera 4 applications.
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The car’s exclusivity does not, however, end there. Along with a “black monochrome” paint scheme, two custom colors are available: darker graphite grey and a lighter geyser grey metallic. On the rear of each car is a two-done 3D-effect badge that reads “911 50”, with the same motif on the headrests, door sills, tachometer and on the cup holder panel, along with the limited edition number of the car.
Classic details incorporated into the new car include green labeling on the instruments, with white needles, while the most dramatic item is the available retro leather seats with custom “Pepita” plaid similar to that used in the original cars in the 1960s.
Oh, and let’s not forget the custom 20-inch wheels designed to evoke the style of the classic “Fuchs” rollers.
Just 1,963 units will be made available (referencing the year the 911 came into being), arriving at Porsche dealers this Fall and priced from from $124,100, plus a $950 delivery charge.
Porsche will officially unveil the car to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 12.