Carerra S-based special gets more power, classic styling and will be limited to 250 examples
By Jack Rix
02nd September 2009
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 â‚¬169,300 (Â£150,000) when it goes on sale in January 2010.