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Porsche goes back to the future with 911 Sport Classic

Inspired by the original 911 and the 1972 911 Carrera RS 2.7, the 2022 Porsche 911 Sport Classic is the second of four collector cars the German car maker has presented from its Heritage Design strategy.

A total of 1,250 examples of the limited-edition model will be available, with Australian deliveries set to commence in Q4 of this year. Pricing for this unique model by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur will be around $599,100 plus on-roads.

Porsche is launching four limited-edition models over an extended period. The first of these was presented in 2020: the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition with design elements from the 1950s and 1960s. This is the second model offering.

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There’s even a watch to go with the car, with Porsche Design creating a high-quality chronograph that will be exclusively available to drivers who purchase the collector’s edition vehicle.

The wide body – otherwise reserved for the 911 Turbo models – a fixed rear spoiler in the style of the legendary ‘ducktail’ Carrera RS 2.7 and the double-bubble roof underscore the distinctiveness of the new 911 Sport Classic.

As with the first 997-generation 911 Sport Classic launched in 2009, the designers were inspired by the Fashion Grey paintwork of the early Porsche 356 when choosing the exclusive paint finish for the new limited-edition model.

“The new 911 Sport Classic is the first vehicle to feature Sport Grey Metallic paintwork,” VP of Style Porsche Michael Mauer said. “Grey is never boring, quite often a statement and always cool.”

As an alternative to the exclusive Sport Grey Metallic finish, the new 911 Sport Classic is also available in solid Black, Agate Grey Metallic, Gentian Blue Metallic or Paint to Sample custom colours.

In the interior, the iconic Pepita pattern can be found on the door panels and seat centres, while two-tone, semi-aniline leather upholstery in Black/Classic Cognac provides an elegant contrast with the exterior colour.

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Inside the 2022 Porsche 911 Sport Classic

The powertrain concept is equally unique: a 3.7-litre, twin-turbo flat-six engine transmits its 405kW to the road via the rear wheels only. In combination with a 7-speed manual gearbox, the new 911 Sport Classic is the most powerful manual 911 available today.

The gearbox has an auto-blip function that compensates for engine-speed differences between the gears, with a brief burst of revs when shifting down. The standard sports exhaust system is specially tailored to the model for a more emotive sound experience.

The suspension, based on that of the 911 Turbo and 911 GTS models, meets high performance requirements thanks to the standard Porsche active suspension management, ensuring its shock absorbers respond to dynamic changes at lightning speed.

The system is combined as standard with the sports suspension, which features a 10-millimetre-lower ride height. The new Porsche 911 Sport Classic is expected to be available to order in September. For further information, contact your local Porsche dealer.

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  1. Designed in the style of the legendary 911 and the famous Carrera RS 2.7, the 911 Sport Classic blends nostalgic styling influences from both vehicles. The manual transmission plus rear-wheel drive make it a more genuine sports car than the 911 Turbo. However, according to Porsche, its 543 hp makes it the most potent manual 911 currently offered on the market.

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