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The Porsche 911 Sport Classic offers a look back at the past

08-11-2019 17:00
Car spotters have caught a new Porsche 911 version on camera. Called the Sport Classic, the limited edition looks inspired by multiple ‘vintage’ 911 designs.

Car spotters have caught a new Porsche 911 version on camera. Called the Sport Classic, the limited edition looks inspired by multiple ‘vintage’ 911 designs.

The main highlight is the ducktail spoiler that references the 1973 911 Carrera 2.7 RS (Rennsport). The car packed 210 horsepower (164 kilowatts) and was launched to homologate the production processes of the same-name racecar.

Porsche released another similar series like this based on the 997 variant of the 991 ten years ago (see the video). It received the 3.8-liter 911 S boxer engine boosted to 408 hp (304 kW) and could run 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.6 seconds (0.1s faster than stock). It featured a custom intake manifold, lowered suspension, 1970s-style wheels, and a unique cabin trim by Porsche Exclusive. Further technical upgrades included the six-speed manual transmission and the abovementioned ducktail spoiler. Interestingly, the entre run of 250 copies has been sold out in pre-orders within two days.

More recent retro-inspired projects include the 911 Turbo Classic Series (unique), the Heritage Design option package for the 911 Speedster, and the 935 racecar stylized to resemble the 1978 Moby Dick. Tuning firm Lanzante also resurrected the Porsche 930 TAG Turbo series dating back to the 1980s.

It remains unknown what specs the Porsche 911 Sport Classic will have. The latest 911 Carrera S comes powered by a three-liter opposite-cylinder engine with 450 hp (336 kW) and 530 Nm (391 lb-ft) at its disposal. The Sport Classic may therefore get around 470 hp (350 kW).

Editor Andrew Raspopov
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