Porsche resurrects the 911 ‘ducktail’

Carerra S-based special gets more power, classic styling and will be limited to 250 examples

Porsche 911 Sport Classic

By Jack Rix

02nd September 2009

A legend is back from the dead! These are the first official images of the most exclusive Porsche money can buy – the 911 Sport Classic. Due to make its debut at the Frankfurt show this month, this stunning special edition will be strictly limited to 250 examples, but it’s so much more than a bodykit and a lick of paint.

Sure to send Porsche enthusiasts into a spin is the revival of the ‘ducktail’ fixed rear spoiler, last seen on the iconic 1973 Carrera RS 2.7. Other additions include a unique double-dome roof, a SportDesign front apron and a widened rear track and bodywork.

The interior too has been given a lift with woven leather on the newly-designed sports seats, as well as a dashboard wrapped in Espresso Nature leather, creating a strinking contrast with the Sport Classic Grey exterior.

And there’s more to this car than meets than eye. The 3.8-litre direct-injection flat-six has been turned up by 23bhp to 408bhp via a redesigned intake manifold. Ceramic brakes, PASM sports supension – lowering the car by 20 millimetres – and custom-made 19-inch wheels also come as standard.

Created by the firm’s in-house coach-builders ‘Porsche Exclusive’, this car marks a return to Porsche’s tradition of building exclusive models in extremely small numbers. And to reflect this exculsivity, the Porsche 911 Sport Classic will cost €169,300 (£150,000) when it goes on sale in January 2010.