2024 Porsche 911 S/T is the Ultimate 992 For Enthusiasts
This limited-edition model cherry picks all the best 911 ingredients, and is limited to just 1,963 units.
Who doesn't love a good birthday celebration? Evidently not Porsche which, as part of a 60th anniversary of its iconic 911, debuted a new model on Tuesday. The 2024 Porsche 911 S/T is the latest addition to the sprawling 992-generation lineup, and the German automaker might've just saved the best for last—if you're one of the lucky few who will get the chance to own it.
The S/T pulls its name inspiration from the 911 S model, a track-oriented variant of the original '60s 911. Special race-prepped models were known internally as ST. Instead of being a track beast, however, today's S/T is all about enjoyment on the road. It essentially starts with the GT3 Touring as its base, including the six-speed manual transmission. The folks in Weissach then pull bits from the wild GT3 RS, including the 518-horsepower version of its 4.0-liter flat-six and unique doors. The latter are constructed from carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), as are the hood, roof, front fenders, and even the rear anti-roll bar and shear panel. Porsche has designed unique air inlets aft of the front wheels for the 911 S/T as well. A subtle Gurney flap lines the tail.
The staggered wheel setup—running 255/35ZR 20s up front and 315/30ZR 21s in the rear—uses magnesium rolling stock, and hides standard ceramic composite brakes. Porsche has also developed a unique clutch for the 911 S/T, which it says has reduced the weight of the rotating mass by around 23 pounds (10 kilograms). Along with reduced sound insulation, thinner glass, a lithium-ion starter battery, and the removal of the rear-axle steering system, this all adds up to a 911 with a curb weight of only 3,056 pounds (1,386 kg), the lightest of any 992-gen model.
Porsche didn't stop there. The six-speed 'box has a shorter final drive ratio, which results in a dash to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph (299 km/h). That's two-tenths quicker than a three-pedal Touring, and 13 mph (21 km/h) lower. The S/T comes with the lightweight sport exhaust as standard, to better let the 4.0-liter flat-six sing its 9,000-rpm song. Porsche also says it has retuned the suspension system to account for the lack of rear-steer.
Inside, the S/T features CFRP full bucket seats, with four-way adjustable Sports Seat Plus thrones available as an option. Meanwhile the instrument cluster gets a classic green glow. Porsche will also offer the S/T with an available Heritage Design Package. This package offers buyers the starting numbers on the doors—presumably their pick, from 0 to 99—plus classic-style Porsche crests smattered across the exterior and interior. The logos on the tail of the S/T switch to gold, as well. Inside, the HDP model features a unique cognac and black color scheme, with extended leather surfaces and pinstriped cloth seat inserts. The headliner is perforated faux-suedge, as well. The pretty Shore Blue Metallic with Ceramica rims you see here is unique to the Heritage Design Package. Of course, a dash-mounted plaque shows off the build number for this special edition.
On top of all this, Porsche Design is debuting a new watch exclusively for S/T buyers. The Chronograph 1 – 911 S/T sticks to the same lightweight ethos with an uncoated titanium case, and uses a rotor on the inside casing that matches the car's wheel design. The dial uses a design similar to the 911's instrument cluster, too. The Chronograph 1 – 911 S/T has its own set of options, including a plaque with its individual build number. It will list for $13,500.
As for the price of the 2024 Porsche 911 S/T? If you have to ask, it's probably too late, but just in case you have $291,650 (including destination) burning a hole in your pocket, we'd suggest getting to your local dealer ASAP. Deliveries start in spring of next year.
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