• Sep 2, 2009
Porsche 911 Sport Classic - click either image for high-res image gallery

Porsche has been building limited-edition 911s almost as long as it has been building the rear-engined wundercar, and the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show will see the launch of yet another. The new 911 Sport Classic you see before you has been tweaked by Stuttgart's Porsche Exclusive in-house customizing department, and suddenly our upcoming trip to Germany looks a lot brighter.

Fortunately for enthusiasts, when Porsche says special, they mean it – this far more than just a tape and body kit job. Changes to the Sport Classic Grey model start at the nose with a revised fascia and take off from there. Up top, the roof panel receives a double-bubble treatment: a pair of domes above the driver and passenger with a channel down the middle. At the rear, the ducktail spoiler from the legendary the Carrera RS 2.7 makes its first appearance on a modern 911 and is flanked by even wider rear fenders to enclose the SC's extended track.

Porsche has seen fit to include some mechanical goodness as well. Under that charismatic ducktail, a new intake manifold with flaps that control the runner lengths adds 23 horsepower to the normally aspirated flat-six, bringing the headcount to 403. Carbon ceramic brakes are enclosed in special Fuchs-style 19-inch wheels designed that evoke the last 911SC of the late Seventies and early Eighties, and the whole package lurks closer to the ground thanks to the inclusion of PASM sport suspension.

The interior hasn't been ignored either, with various bits being finished in Espresso Nature natural leather and the use of new materials to the marque, including woven leather/yarn seat panels.

Of course, also following firmly in company tradition is the Sport Classic's premium price. Just 250 examples will be built and we don't imagine Porsche will have any trouble clearing its decks – even though it is priced at a tidy €169,300 ($240,702 USD) – before any applicable value added taxes. It may be extraordinarily dear, but we still want one in the worst way. It isn't immediately clear if the 911 SC will be made available in the U.S., but either way, Porsche is seemingly aware that we don't have that many spare samoleans rolling around in our bank accounts. As such, Porsche Design Driver's Selection has thoughtfully developed a line of accessories inspired by the new SC, including a polo shirt, cap, a 1:43 scale diecast, and – wait for it – a personalized lanyard. Perhaps we can afford one of those.

Click on the high-res gallery below for more limited-edition awesome in high-res, or check out the official press release after the jump.



[Source: Porsche]

PRESS RELEASE:

The 911 Sport Classic – Exclusive for 250 Fans of the 911

Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has refined the DNA of the 911 to what must be the most supreme standard of class and style in the 911 Sport Classic available to a strictly limited number of very special 911 enthusiasts. Creating this unique model, Porsche is bringing back the tradition of exclusive small series built in very small numbers. The 911 Sport Classic will be presented at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and is limited in production to just 250 cars.

This very special 911 from Porsche Exclusive has been developed over a project period of about three years, with lots of love for detail, catering especially for the most demanding group of genuine aficionados. Porsche Exclusive is Porsche's Specialist Department for the most outstanding customised versions of Porsche cars going beyond even the highest standard of the Company's regular production models.

The unique character of this very special 911 comes out at very first sight in the newly developed double-dome roof. A further highlight of this sports car based on the rear-wheel-drive Carrera S is the wider rear body up by 44 millimetres or 1.73" and the wider track on the rear axle. The striking SportDesign front apron with its unique spoiler lip and the rear spoiler fixed in position like the legendary ducktail on the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 round off the unmistakable look of the 911 Sport Classic. Power comes from Porsche's 3.8-litre with Direct Fuel Injection, increased in this case, also through the introduction of a newly developed resonance intake manifold with six vacuum-controlled switching flaps, by 23 bhp to 408 horsepower for even more outstanding performance.

The 911 Sport Classic comes exclusively with a six-speed manual gearbox. PCCB Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes ideally reflecting the sporting character of this exclusive 911, PASM sports suspension lowering the entire car by 20 mm or 0.79", as well as the mechanical rear axle differential and custom-made 19-inch wheels with their rim star painted black all come together to offer a perfect match for the character of this most exclusive car.

The very special, highly sophisticated interior of the 911 Sport Classic bears powerful testimony to one of the core competences of Porsche Exclusive and is characterised by new materials never used before even by Porsche. One example is woven leather made up of smooth leather strips and woven yarn featured on the seat centrepieces of the newly designed adaptive sports seats complete with light-grey piping and on the door panels.

The dashboard including a wide range of inserts and add-on components is finished in Espresso Nature natural leather, providing a distinctive contrast to the exclusive body paint in Sport Classic Grey.

Marking the introduction of this special limited edition model, Porsche Design Driver´s Selection is likewise introducing a range of new andThe 911 Sport Classic – Exclusive for 250 Fans of the 911

Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has refined the DNA of the 911 to what must be the most supreme standard of class and style in the 911 Sport Classic available to a strictly limited number of very special 911 enthusiasts. Creating this unique model, Porsche is bringing back the tradition of exclusive small series built in very small numbers. The 911 Sport Classic will be presented at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and is limited in production to just 250 cars.

This very special 911 from Porsche Exclusive has been developed over a project period of about three years, with lots of love for detail, catering especially for the most demanding group of genuine aficionados. Porsche Exclusive is Porsche's Specialist Department for the most outstanding customised versions of Porsche cars going beyond even the highest standard of the Company's regular production models.

The unique character of this very special 911 comes out at very first sight in the newly developed double-dome roof. A further highlight of this sports car based on the rear-wheel-drive Carrera S is the wider rear body up by 44 millimetres or 1.73" and the wider track on the rear axle. The striking SportDesign front apron with its unique spoiler lip and the rear spoiler fixed in position like the legendary ducktail on the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 round off the unmistakable look of the 911 Sport Classic. Power comes from Porsche's 3.8-litre with Direct Fuel Injection, increased in this case, also through the introduction of a newly developed resonance intake manifold with six vacuum-controlled switching flaps, by 23 bhp to 408 horsepower for even more outstanding performance.

The 911 Sport Classic comes exclusively with a six-speed manual gearbox. PCCB Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes ideally reflecting the sporting character of this exclusive 911, PASM sports suspension lowering the entire car by 20 mm or 0.79", as well as the mechanical rear axle differential and custom-made 19-inch wheels with their rim star painted black all come together to offer a perfect match for the character of this most exclusive car.

The very special, highly sophisticated interior of the 911 Sport Classic bears powerful testimony to one of the core competences of Porsche Exclusive and is characterised by new materials never used before even by Porsche. One example is woven leather made up of smooth leather strips and woven yarn featured on the seat centrepieces of the newly designed adaptive sports seats complete with light-grey piping and on the door panels.

The dashboard including a wide range of inserts and add-on components is finished in Espresso Nature natural leather, providing a distinctive contrast to the exclusive body paint in Sport Classic Grey.

Marking the introduction of this special limited edition model, Porsche Design Driver´s Selection is likewise introducing a range of new and very special products at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The limited edition AluFrame Trolley as well as a polo-shirt, a cap and a personalised lanyard take up the colour concept of the 911 Sport Classic, and in good time for the introduction of the new car a top-quality 1:43 model will also be available.

Sales of the Porsche 911 Sport Classic are starting in January 2010. The Euro base price of the car without value-added tax and national specifications is Euro 169,300.-.


The retail price and market launch date vary by region or country. Please contact the Porsche PR Manager of your country in order to receive country-specific information. very special products at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The limited edition AluFrame Trolley as well as a polo-shirt, a cap and a personalised lanyard take up the colour concept of the 911 Sport Classic, and in good time for the introduction of the new car a top-quality 1:43 model will also be available.

Sales of the Porsche 911 Sport Classic are starting in January 2010. The Euro base price of the car without value-added tax and national specifications is Euro 169,300.-.


The retail price and market launch date vary by region or country. Please contact the Porsche PR Manager of your country in order to receive country-specific information.


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 29 Comments
      • 5 Years Ago
      There are enough body kits for the 911 on the aftermarket, that I'll bet its only a matter of time before someone sells this kit for the base 911.

      You'd probably save $100,000 and still get the looks.
      • 5 Years Ago
      was Porsche the one to come up with the ever-ageless black-in-silver-ring rim design?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wait a minute! You want me to pay almost $250,000 for something that looks like it has a polyester cover on the seats and door panels! No thanks! :-)
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love the look of this special edition 911 with the retro look Fuchs rims and RS duck tail but 240K?!?!?!

      Its nice but not that nice considering a brand new RS and GT2 are priced less than that.
      At 240K you're entering supercar Lambo, Ferrari, Aston territory...
      • 5 Years Ago
      that looks great!


      Come onnnnnnnnnnnnnnn, whale tale!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Are all you people retarded? Are you guys seriously thinking it's gonna cost $240000 if it'll be sold in the us?
      Its 160K EUROS in EUROPE! That's about the same as a 911 Turbo. Is that 240K in the US? I thought so!
      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      justa another big VW beattle...mabye Ken`s car as Barbie uses the Beatle jajaja
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ha. I am rolling on the floor laughing.
      It is a nice looking car, don't get me wrong.
      But if I am going to spend $240,000 I am getting a Ferrari or a Lamborghini.
      Not a Porsche that basically looks the same as the $80,000 911.
      If one of my friends bought one of these I would laugh at him.
      Why would you not just get a GT3 for about $120,000 or so?
        • 5 Years Ago
        +1 Certainly not worth the money
        • 5 Years Ago
        Sparkk,

        Are you serious?
        Did you actually try to compare this car to a Reventon?
        This is not even Reventon.
        That is a totally different car outside and inside, this is just a wing and a little bit of body work.
        It is not even anything like a Carerra GT.
        Like other people said, this is nothing you could not do with some stripes and a body kit.
        • 5 Years Ago
        think of this car as a 911 Reventon. you don't buy this car to drive it on the road , it's a collector's toy. the guys who buy cars like this want something exclusive. you can't have it both exclusive and cheap. it needs to be expensive.

        you can buy a GT3, make it look like this car and have a faster , more fun car with the same looks. but a real collector wants the real deal and is prepared to pay for it. i bet most of the guys who buy this car are Porsche nuts and also have a Carrera GT in their garage.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If Porsche sells out the entire run, more power to them.

      I think it's a neat idea, I love the wheels, interior, ducktail spoiler.

      That said, I think the price is absolutely insane, and the NOPI-style chin spoiler/splitter and taillights look too aftermarket for a car knocking on the door of a "barely-used Scuderia" pricetag.
      • 5 Years Ago
      At first I was intrigued, then I saw the price. I know I can't afford a Porsche as is, but $240,700?!? Good Lord.

      The wheels look awesome though, and the seats are a nice touch. Maybe they will be available on regular Caymans and 911s by the time I can afford one (read: 30 years from now).
        • 5 Years Ago
        @sam
        I never said I could afford a new one. A first gen Boxster on the other hand....Unfortunately, the idea of keeping one running gives me heart palpitations.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Guillaume
        That price is BEFORE VAT. I imagine it would be cheaper here, but even a $100k price cut would still be absurd.

        @Fire M. Bill
        Technically, I can afford a Porsche, but as a 20 year old engineering student, its going to be a long time before I'm willing to pay for a new Porsche or maintain an older model. I'm going to stick with my generally bullet-proof Miata until I can swing an S2K. A few pay raises after that, maybe I'll grab a Cayman.
        • 5 Years Ago
        StickShift: How can you, as a 20 year old engineering student afford a new Porsche? Do you mean Mommy and Daddy can afford to buy you a new Porsche?
    • Load More Comments