• Jul 22nd 2009 at 6:57PM
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Porsche is hard at work at things other than trying to get into bed with Volkswagen. The mill of rumors is abuzz with word that Porsche is preparing a 911 Carrera Supersport (or Sport Classic in America perhaps), a throwback to the 1984 911 Carrera Supersport. The original Supersport was a regular 911 with some of the 911 Turbo model's cosmetic and performance enhancements, such as the Turbo tail, suspension, and brakes.

The one supposedly being readied for next year will take a current 2S model wearing the 4S widebody flanks, GT3-style front and rear bumpers, a double-bubble roof, and supposedly a ducktail spoiler reminiscent of the 2.7 RS. The engine will get Porsche's factory powerkit that boosts horsepower and top speed, the wheels will be up-to-date variations on the classic Fuchs units, and the interior will be rendered in brown leather. Price for the "very limited edition" model is expected to be in the neighborhood of £135K ($220k U.S.).

[Source: Jalopnik | Image: Sloan Cars]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      "that front bumper is brilliant."

      To each his own.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Can't believe you guys are reporting this: The source for this information is a single anonymous guy on a single forum. Seriously, it's been checked out and there's nothing but "a guy I know" substantiating this story. Besides, doesn't this info sound just like the spyshots of the 998 in development?

      So Jalopnik reports it, and then Autoblog reports it, and so on and so on...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sounds brilliant; I would want it.

      Too bad about the price. Hope it's wrong.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sounds good too me..lol.
      • 6 Years Ago
      it sounds like this 'new' model will further confuse people who can't tell the different 911's apart in the first place.
      • 6 Years Ago
      reuse the carrera GT moniker
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is Porsche second in line with as many special editions as the Mustang? lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      that front bumper is brilliant. why can't they make then like that. body work would cost nothing
        • 6 Years Ago
        D) New bumper regs are likely mandated by law.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Is that a spring?
        • 6 Years Ago
        They don't make them like that anymore because:

        A) It's hideous
        B) It's not aerodynamic at all.
        C) It's much better for the company's bank account if they get to sell you a new bumper when yours gets hit.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So it sounds like a parts bin special, not that there is anything wrong with that... I wish I could play that game, and piece together my perfect Porsche...

      But basically they are talking about a C4S sans the 4 bit, and adding some styling cues from Turbo and GT3, and a ducktail spoiler, and Some GT3-style wheels with black centers to look like Fuchs...

      Not bad.

      But that is a hell of a lot of money for what is likely a dressed and factory power-tuned 2WD Carrera widebody, without turbos.

      $150K for the priviledge of owning a factory special.... perhaps.

      $220K for it... yeah, that is a bit over-ambitious.

      If they can do that, why not 100 units of a Cayman GT, with a double-bubble roof, GT3 road-car like appointments, and the X51/52 3.8 liter Carrera 2S factory tuned engine (~380-400hp), PDK or 6MT, either one with Limited Slip, and PASM/Sport Chrono, and an alcantara interior, and wide 18" wheels and street-legal R-compound tires.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Right now I would be happy with any tail.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd like to see the availability of a 911 Turbo in a C4S body. I don't like the turbo tail.
      • 6 Years Ago
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