As the second of a total of four collector’s items from the Heritage Design series, Porsche is presenting the new 911 (992) Sport Classic. This model is reminiscent of historic models and the 911 (997) Sport Classic from 2009. “The Heritage Design models represent the particularly emotionally pronounced concepts of Porsche’s product strategy,” says Alexander Fabig, Head of Individualization and Classic, summarizing the significance of these special edition models. The first Heritage model was the 911 (992) Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition last year. For the 911 (992) Sport Classic, the wide bodyshell of the Turbo was chosen as the basis. However, the side air intakes in the rear fenders were omitted, as the special edition model is technically based on the Carrera S. The hood is adorned with a rear spoiler in the style of the legendary ducktail from the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 and above the heads of the passengers is a double-bubble roof.
Other colors next to Sportgrau available
As with the 911 (997) Sport Classic, the presentation paint finish of the 911 (992) Sport Classic is based on the Fashion Grey from the old 356. Here, the color is called “Sportgrau metallic”. In contrast to the 2009 predecessor, customers can alternatively choose the colors “Black”, “Gentian Blue metallic”, “Agate Grey metallic” or a paint to sample finish. Double stripes in “Light Sportgrau” are painted on the front hood, roof and rear spoiler. Matching Porsche lettering can be found above the sills, which merges seamlessly into a starting number field with a number of choice. In the case of the demonstration vehicle for the press photos, Porsche chose 60. The side stripes and the starting number field can be removed at no extra cost. The wheel arches are fitted with 20-inch light-alloy wheels at the front and 21-inch wheels at the rear. Their design is based on the classic Fuchs rims. Metal badges with the inscription “Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur” are located on the front fenders.
Pepita fabric on the seats
In addition to pure black leather, customers can also order an interior for the 911 (992) Sport Classic that features bi-color semi aniline leather in cognac and black. Here, the seat center panels and parts of the door cards are made of black and white patterned Pepita fabric. A wooden trim strip is found on the dashboard and center console. Above the glove compartment is a metal plaque with the consecutive limitation number. Porsche is offering just 1,250 units of the new Sport Classic worldwide. The model lettering can be found on the illuminated door sill trims. In addition, the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur logo is stamped on the lid of the central storage compartment. The gearshift lever of the manual seven-speed transmission is located a short distance in front of it.
550 hp and seven-speed gearbox
At the rear of the 911 (992) Sport Classic is a 3.7-liter six-cylinder biturbo boxer engine. This receives a power boost to 405 kW/550 hp and 600 Nm of torque exclusively reserved for this special edition model. Thanks to the manual seven-speed transmission, the vehicle sprints from a standstill to 62 mph in 4.1 seconds. Porsche states 196 mph as the topspeed. In Germany, the Sport Classic costs at least € 272,714 (incl. VAT). The first examples will reach dealers in Europe from July. Other markets will follow shortly thereafter. The 911 (992) Sport Classic will also be available in the USA for the first time. Porsche was unable to offer the 2009 predecessor there because of the double-bubble roof. It would have required special crash tests that would have been out of proportion for the limited edition series.