Porsche looks to the past through its latest limited edition, the 911 Sport Classic through rose-colored glasses. Like the earlier 997 version, the new 992 model dates back to the 60’s and early 70’s, especially the original 1972 911 Carrera RS 2.7.
For the untrained eye, the Sport Classic is a highly customized version of the Standard 911. It comes in Sport Gray metallic paint (the Sport Classic Gratty of 997 was tough) which comes out of the fashion gray offered in the early 356’s, although you can do that too. If you prefer, choose plain black, agate gray metallic or gentian blue metallic.
Also fitted is a scalloped roof, which matches the unique bonnet and twin racing stripe, the latter hand-painted in a light gray color. Similarly Porsche script and side stripe, as well as a large racing number round – you can choose a number from zero to 99 to apply in black without any extra charge.
Alternatively, if you do not want to draw too much attention to yourself, you can completely remove the race number and even the entire graphics package. The two-tone alloy wheel, which measures 20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the rear, mimics the old iconic Fuchs wheel (stop sniggering) and has been updated with a center locking mechanism.
Going backwards, the fixed doctail rear spoiler is similar to the Sport Classic and is a compliment to the aforementioned Carrera RS; It is made of carbon fiber, such as roof and bonnet. Lots of special badges to complete the look, including the 1963-style Porsche logo in gold letters, the “Exclusive Manufactory” plaque on the front fender, and the “Porsche” and “911 Sport Classic” scripts on the back, plated in real gold. .
The rear air intake slat also has a Porsche Heritage Badge that pays homage to the 100,000-kilometer Rounde Porsche in the 356 Era for every car that passes this mileage with the main engine. The logo will be affixed to four Heritage design models that will be created from 2020 onwards, starting with the Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition (Sport Classic II).
Inside, the Sport Classic is furnished with delicious black and cognac semi-aniline leather upholstery, with an exquisite “pepita” houndstoot black-and-white pattern in the fabric seat center. The headrests on the standard adaptive sport seat are embossed with the old Porsche logo, and the armrests have the “Exclusive Porsche Manufacturer” stamp.
Elsewhere, you’ll find paldao wood trim, an aluminum side seal scarf plate with an illuminated “911 Sport Classic” script, 356-epping green letters for rev counters, and a heritage design screen for instruments. Each sport classic is marked with a gold numbered 911 badge.
But sport classics are more than just a cosmetic exercise. For starters, it’s based on turbo, which is why it gets more aggressive front bumpers (front splitter is partially colored here), larger air intake, huge rear diffuser (including twin oval tailpipe as part of sports exhaust) and range-topping. The greasy back arch of the model.
Two things set this car apart – where the “standard” turbo is all-wheel drive, rear-powered SC; It is offered with a seven-speed manual gearbox instead of the typical seven-speed PD dual-clutch transmission. For example, Porsche says it offers a driving experience different from any other in its lineup.
As it should, the 3.7-liter twin-turbocharged Flat-Six produces 550 PS at 6,750 rpm and 600 Nm of torque from 2,000 to 6,000 rpm. Yes, it’s 30 PS on Turbo and 150 Nm Down (not to mention the Bunker 650 PS Turbo S), but it’s still the most powerful manual 911 you can get today.
The engine draws air from the bottom duct of the rear spoiler, allowing designers to drill turbo side air intakes for a cleaner look. Other unique features are a restoration, reduced sound insulation in the cabin, and a lower front spring rate to compensate for the lack of powered front wheels. The Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) damper, sports suspension and carbon ceramic brakes are standard.
As for the finishing touch, the key is painted in the same sport gray metal and it comes with a leather pouch that matches the interior. Owners will also be able to purchase a Porsche-designed Chronograph 911 Sport Classic watch with green markings and a gray stripe or dial houndstoot pattern.
In total, 1,250 units of the Sport Classic will be made, with delivery starting in July. The base price of the car – at least in Europe – is 272,714 (RM975,300) excluding options; The watch adds চোখ 12,500 (RM57,300) to a tear above it.
Gallery: Porsche Design Chronograph 911 Sport Classic