Just a few weeks after Porsche unveiled the new 911 GT3 RS, Porsche presents to the world a special limited edition 911 called the Sport Classic. The design of the new 911 Sport Classic is based heavily on the legendary 911 RS from the 1970s, complete with a ducktail spoiler and 19 inch Fuchs-style wheels. Also included in the design of the new car are a new spoiler lip, bi-xenon headlights with black surrounds, a double-dome roof, new side sills, a unique rear panel, unique exhaust tips, and rear light clusters in clear glass. The only colour available is Sport Classic grey.
The 911 Sport Classic is based on the Carrera S, however the rear end is based on the All wheel drive versions (Carrera4, 4s), making it 44m wider, meaning that the rear track also increases by 34mm.
The engine of the Sport Classic is the same 3.8l naturally aspirated flat six unit found in the Carrera S models, but with several modifications. The modifications include a newly developed resonance intake system with switching butterflies, modified cylinder heads, a new engine management system, and a new exhaust system. The combination of these modifications amounts to a 23hp increase over standard Carrera S models, bringing the power output to a total of 408hp. This power figure enables a 0-100 km/h acceleration of 4.6 secs and a top speed of 302 km/h. Porsche also claims the increase in power has not affected the fuel economy or CO2 figures in anyway.
The 911 Sport Classic will only be available with a six speed manual transmission, with Porsche’s Sport Chrono Package Plus package available as standard. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) is also available, while the ride height has been reduced by 20mm, and a limited slip differential can be found between the rear wheels. Cross-drilled carbon ceramic brakes have been given the task of shedding speed off the Sport Classic. They are inner-vented and measure 350mm in diameter and weigh 50 per cent less than cast iron equivalents.
The Sport Classic will go sale in January 2010, with an eye-watering price tag of £140,049, making it more expensive than Porsche’s current performance flagship vehicle, the 911 GT2. But with a production target of only 250 cars, the Sport Classic is set to be a very sought after item in the collector car market.
Enjoy the savage bark of that flat six from the video below.