This year Porsche is celebrating a 50 year anniversary of the emblematic 911 sports car model. The celebration will happen at event at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt on 12th of September, where a commemorative 50 Years Edition of the model will make its premiere. The special model will be limited to 1963 cars.
This number is not accidental. Back in 1963 the company presented the original model to the public as the type 901. The new special edition is inspired by the first coupe and therefore it combines a distinctive silhouette with a rear-mounted, flat-six engine and rear wheel drive.
However, it delivers more efficient performance, and includes active sports suspension and exclusive body styling which result in modern visual characteristics. To be more precise, the special anniversary 911 is based on the 911 Carrera S. Nonetheless, it has wider body – 44 mm broader across the rear wheel arches.
What is more, the exterior styling includes features such as Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), special tuning to complement the increased track width, sports exhaust system for greater driving enjoinment.
What propels this car is the 3.8-litre flat-six engine, which generates 400 hp (295 kW) and thanks to which the 911 50 Years Edition sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 186 mph. The combined fuel consumption is 29.7 mpg, which equates to CO2 emissions of 224 g/km.
One-of-a-kind five-spoke cast alloy wheels give further contemporary interpretation of 911. The new 20-inch diameter wheels are finished in matt black paint with machine-polished centres. The anniversary edition is being offered in darker Graphite Grey, lighter Geyser Grey metallic and Black color.
Each of the 1963 cars has a unique ‘911 50’ badge finished in two-tone 3D-style on the rear lid. It also can be seen on the passenger side fascia strip together with the limited edition number of the individual vehicle.
Other special exterior elements included in the design of this Porsche are the high-gloss window frames and SportDesign exterior mirrors, Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) and standard Bi-Xenon headlights.
Furthermore, the interior of the car includes styling touches similar to the original 911 such as green labelling on the instruments with white pointer needles and silver caps on the instrument pivot pins. In addition, the centre panels of the leather seats are reminiscent to the ‘Pepita’ tartan design from the 1960s.
According to customer’s choice, the leather interior can be ordered in Agate Grey or Black with decorative stitching. As a standard this special edition Porsche is equipped with sports seats with 14-way adjustment, while the 18-way Sport Seats Plus are optional.
2013 Porsche 911 50 Years Edition is already available and has a starting price of £92 257.