Limited to only 1 250 examples, Porsche has whipped the covers off its latest Heritage Design model, the 911 Sport Classic. The German carmaker says this special-edition 911, designed by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, revives the style of the 1960s and early 1970s. “Like its immediate predecessor, the 997-based 911 Sport Classic presented in 2009, the appearance of this model is inspired by the original 911 and the 1972 911 Carrera RS 2.7,” said the Stuttgart-based company. 

The 911 Sport Classic is the second (of four) collector’s model that Porsche has presented from its Heritage Design strategy. Introduced in 2020, the first was the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition, featuring design elements from the 1950s and 1960s.

“The Heritage Design models represent the most emotionally driven concepts of the Porsche product strategy,” says 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.” 

The new 911 Sport Classic is billed as the most powerful manual 911 yet. This model’s 3.7-litre, twin-turbocharged flat-six engine, which produces 405 kW, is coupled with a seven-speed manual gearbox. The transmission features an auto-blip function that compensates for engine-speed differences between the gears. Porsche says the standard sports exhaust system is specially tailored to this model “for an even more emotive sound experience”.

The 911 Sport Classic features a wide-body design, a design element that’s otherwise reserved for the 911 Turbo models. The fixed rear spoiler is reminiscent of the ‘ducktail’ item on the Carrera RS 2.7. The double-bubble roof underscores the distinctiveness of the new 911 Sport Classic, Porsche says. 

As with the 997-based version from 2009, Porsche’s designers were inspired by the Fashion Grey paintwork of the early 356 when choosing the new model’s “exclusive” body hue. “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.”

However, the firm offers customers the choice to specify their 911 Sport Classic in solid Black, Agate Grey Metallic and Gentian Blue Metallic. Customers can also make use of Porsche’s Paint to Sample option. This limited edition’s bodywork features (painted) twin stripes on the bonnet, roof and rear spoiler. 

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The interior features Porsche’s Pepita pattern on the door panels and seat centres. Two-tone, semi-aniline leather trim (in Black/Classic Cognac) provides an “elegant” contrast with the exterior hue. 

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