This year, Porsche marks not only its 70th anniversary but also the 60th anniversary of the 911. Additionally, it will create a limited edition model of its most well-known sports vehicle as a tribute, which will essentially be catnip for Porsche enthusiasts.
The 4.0-liter, naturally-aspirated, 518 horsepower (386 kW/525 PS), flat-six engine from the GT3 RS is combined with a close-ratio six-speed manual gearbox and more road-focused chassis tuning in the vehicle, which is known as the 911 S/T. It will also receive a variety of specifically designed lightweight components, making it the lightest Porsche 911 of the 992 generation currently for sale.
Porsche will attach a manual transmission to the 911 GT3 RS's engine for the first time with the 911 S/T. It has been developed with an innovative lightweight clutch to guarantee that the gearbox matches the motor's amazing performance. The rotational mass of the powertrain is decreased by 23 lbs (10.4 kg) when combined with the single-mass flywheel.
Additionally, carbon fibre-reinforced plastic is used to construct the hood, top, front fenders, doors, rear axle, and shear panel. In order to keep it slim, it also has magnesium wheels, ceramic composite brakes, a lithium-ion starting battery, and lightweight glass.
The 911 S/T weighs just 3,056 lbs (1,386 kg) overall, which is 70 lbs (32 kg) less than the 911 GT3 Touring. Additional improvements include decreased insulation and the removal of rear-wheel steering.
These weight reductions, when combined with the engine, allow the 911 S/T to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96 km/h) in under 3.5 seconds and reach a peak track speed of 186 miles per hour (299 km/h). However, the limited edition model isn't actually made for a racetrack. Although I'm sure no one in Stuttgart would mind if you drive it to a track day event, Porsche claims that it is instead built to carve gorges and tackle your favourite rural roads.
The car doesn't have the same wings and aggressive aero as the 911 GT3 RS because to its road-focused personality and its inspiration. The classic racer, which paid homage to the 911 ST from the late 1960s and early 1970s, had modified chassis, wheels, engines, and bodies but lacked aggressive aerodynamics.
The new 911 S/T will have the original Porsche crest, just like its predecessor, and be available in a unique vintage livery. Customers who purchase the "Heritage Design Package" will have exclusive access to the Ceramica and Shore Blue Metallic colour wheels. It will also include a roundel on the door where the driver may write any number between 0 and 99.
The 911 S/T's interior has the same historical and airy motifs as its appearance. The model has carbon fibre bucket seats as standard to keep things light, while adjustable seats are an uncharged option. The seat centres have vintage pinstriping and a fabric finish to maintain the period. The "911 S/T" badges inside are also all gold-plated.
Porsche is only producing 1,963 911s in celebration of the iconic sports car's maiden year of production as a last respect to its heritage. The Chronograph 1 - 911 S/T watch, made exclusively by Porsche Design, is also being offered to the select few who are fortunate enough to own one, further enhancing their sense of exclusivity.