Porsche 911 S/T celebrates 60th anniversary of the iconic 911 brand
Porsche is commemorating the 60th anniversary of the 911 with a special edition designed for optimum driving enjoyment, available in a limited run of 1,963 units. The special edition 911 Anniversary Edition combines the qualities of the 911 GT3 with the Touring Package and the 911 GT3 RS.
Porsche has essentially plopped the GT3 RS's 525PS, 4.0-litre engine into a GT3 Touring Package chassis. The GT3 RS engine is coupled to a manual transmission in a 992 for the first time, which is the highlight of this collaboration.
The 911 S/T accelerates from zero to 60kmph in 3.5 seconds, according to the carmaker, thanks to a reduced axle ratio. This is somewhat faster than the 3.7-second sprint claimed for the six-speed manual 911 GT3 Touring but slower than the 3.0-second sprint claimed for the GT3 RS with the same engine.
To minimize weight and complexity, the rear-wheel steer mechanism has been removed, and the bonnet, front wings, 'cage, rear anti-roll bars, and shear panel beneath are all made of carbon fibre. The wheels are centre lock and magnesium, and the glass has been thinned to save money. Even the battery has been slimmed down to a lightweight race-style lithium-ion cell.
When you combine all of this with the sleek carbon bucket seats and weight reductions from the powertrain and clutch, the S/T becomes the lightest production 911. It weighs 40kg less than a manual GT3 Touring and has a kerbweight of 1,380kg.
The interior is available in black or famous Cognac, and has the famous Porsche crest on the steering wheel and headrests. CFRP bucket seats are standard, with black vertical pinstripes in the Classic Cognac upholstery and white pinstripes in the black interior. Four-way Sport Seat Plus chairs may be exchanged for free. Another flashback is the green lighting on the instruments and Chrono Package clock, which recalls a hue employed by the racing division on some of its race vehicles in the past.
The public premiere will take place during this autumn's Rennsport Reunion 7, which will take place at Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca from September 28 to October 1.
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