Tye year was 2009 when Porsche released the 997-based 911 Sport Classic, inspired by the early 911s of the 1960s and 1970s. Now, the German sports car maker gives us the latest 911 Sport Classic created by Heritage Design and Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur.
The latest 911 Sport Classic takes its cue from the original (1964-1973) 911 and the 1972 911 Carrera RS 2.7 with its clean yet striking lines. These are enhanced by the wide body stance (reserved for the 911 Turbo), as well as the fixed rear wing. All this is finished in Sport Grey, again inspired by the legendary 356’s Fashion Grey paint scheme.
Step inside and what greets you are the Pepta patterns on the doors and seat centers, complemented by Black Classic Cognac leather for the ultra retro vibe.
While the exterior and interior may have that classic demeanor, Porsche says that the engine it fitted is the 911’s most powerful one paired to a manual gearbox. Yes, you read that right: the 3.7-liter twin-turbo flat-6 motor that produces 550bhp sends power to the rear wheels via a 7-speed manual gearbox with auto blip function to make one look like a pro behind the wheel.
This is matched by a suspension based on the 911 Turbo and 911 GTS with the brand’s vaunted Porsche Active Suspension Management for that perfect balance between sporty handling and comfort.
The second of the vehicles from the Porsche Heritage Design Collection, the new Porsche 911 Sport Classic will only be made 1,250 times. This is one modern classic for the true Porsche enthusiast.