In 1963, Porsche presented the original model to the public: The type 901. Now, they are ready for the anniversary party of the 911 sports car, with a special model which is slated to be unveiled at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt in September. Simply called the “911 50th Anniversary Edition”, the car will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the 911 at the IAA in Frankfurt, which opens its doors to the public on 12 September.
This special anniversary 911 is based on the 911 Carrera S, and they made it 44 mm broader across the rear wheel arches, along with a retuned Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) for the increased track width. Also, a sports exhaust system. Performance figures are: 3.8-litre flat-six engine, 400 hp, 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds (4.3 secs with PDK) and a top speed of 300 km/h (298 km/h with PDK). The NEDC Combined fuel consumption is 9.5 l/100 km (8.7 with PDK) and CO2 emissions at at 224 g/km (205 with PDK).
To make sure you won’t mistake the “911 50 Years Edition” as just another 911, Porsche has given it chrome strips on the fins of the engine compartment, special trims on the front air inlets, and in a strip between the rear lights. Also, five-spoke cast alloy wheels whose style has been inspired by the “Fuchs” wheels – first fitted to the 911 in 1966. The new 20-inch wheels are finished in matt black paint with machine-polished centres.
You can have this special edition in a darker Graphite Grey, lighter Geyser Grey metallic, or black. Other exterior characteristics of the special model are high-gloss window frames and SportDesign exterior mirrors. A technical highlight is the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), which adds a dynamic cornering function to the already standard-fit Bi-Xenon headlights.
Each car will have “911 50″ badges and embroidery on the head restraints and as a two-colour logo on the rev counter and the aluminium door sill plates. It is also displayed on the passenger side fascia strip together with the limited edition serial number of the individual vehicle. Inside, green labelling on the instruments with white pointer needles and silver caps hark back to the traditional 911 design, along with the “Pepita” tartan fabric from the 1960s on the seat centres.
The leather interior can be specified in Agate Grey or Black with decorative stitching. Sports seats with 14-way adjustment are standard, with 18-way Sport Seats Plus available as an option. The gear shift or selector lever – which, like the decorative panels on the dashboard, doors and centre console, is trimmed in brushed aluminium from the Porsche Exclusive custom tailoring programme.
If you want one of these, be quick. The order books are already open but there is no word on the local allocation for the 911 50th Anniversary Edition.