Porsche reveals retro-styled Porsche 911 Sport Classic

This is the second heritage model after the Porsche 911 Targa 4S last year.

As the latest addition to Stuttgart’s Heritage Design collection the Porsche 911 Sport Classic was revealed. It features retro-inspired styling cues that pay homage to one of the marque’s most iconic historic models.

The second-generation Porsche 911 Turbo Sport Classic is mechanically based. It also shares a similar design with the Porsche 997.2-generation version. This pays homage the 1972 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7. After the Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition, this is the second of four models that will feature a heritage-inspired design.

This limited-run 911 Turbo is powered by the same turbocharged flat-six engine as the 911 Turbo. It sends 542bhp to the rear axle and 442lb ft through a seven speed manual transmission. The 911 Turbo’s PDK-only 911 Turbo does not have this option. This makes it the most powerful manual 911 available.

Standard features include ceramic brakes, a sports suspension system, and 20in front- and 21in back centre-lock wheels. The model can go from 0 to 62 mph in 4.1 seconds and has a maximum speed of 196 mph.

Boris Apenbrink is the director of Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur Vehicles. He stated: “We must combine these features but all the system also have to be adapted. For example, the suspension, Porsche Stability Management, and other technical features.

It was a bigger project than the Targa 4S heritage, which is technically identical to the regular Targa. We went beyond road testing and pre-production cars to test the cars in various climate conditions around the globe. We drove together with our engineers until everyone was satisfied.

Porsche 911 Sport Classic is lighter than the standard 911 Turbo at 1570kg. It is also 70kg lighter than the Turbo.

The new arrival’s custom-made livery was inspired by the Fashion Grey paint that was first used on the Porsche 356. It features lighter-coloured, handpainted racing stripes and customisable, number decals along the sides. The car’s interior features two-tone upholstery using Porsche’s classic Pepita Houndstooth design.

The Sport Classic’s distinctive ducktail rear spoiler, and 1970s-style Fuchs all-steel wheels are what really distinguish it from its regular range-mates. They also link it visually to its 1972 inspiration. This model is now one of the most collectible 911 models ever made.

Alexander Fabig is Porsche’s customisation boss and classic boss. He said that the Heritage Design models are the most emotionally driven concepts in the Porsche product strategy.

“This innovative approach sees Style Porsche’s design department work with Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur in reinterpret 911 iconic models and equipment from 1950s through 1980s, and to revive design elements from those decades.”

There will be 1250 examples, and prices start at PS209,540 for the UK. This year, the right-hand-drive version of this car will debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.