911 Sport Classic in U.S. at Last
Continuing on from the 911 Classic Club Coupe, Porsche announced that the 2023 Porsche 911 Sport Classic will be available for purchase to the U.S. market. Featuring a ducktail spoiler that pays tribute to the 911 Carrera RS of the early 1970s, this will be a limited production car with only 1,250 examples planned worldwide.
The 911 Sport Classic is powered by a unique powertrain that complements its retro styling. That engine, producing 543 horsepower – a twin-turbo flat six that is also found in 911 Turbo models, but sports revised engine mapping in the Sport Classic – will be paired with a seven-speed manual transmission. That happens to make this the most powerful 911 currently available with a stick shift.
Behind all that power is a car designed to maximize a driver’s enjoyment, not just pumping out fast laps on the track. It features retro-styled badges and special badging also found on the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition. A neat feature is a Porsche Heritage badge on the intake grille at the rear of the car that is a throwback to a Porsche 356 badge that was awarded to cars in the 1950s when they crossed 100,000 km.
The 911 Sport Classic will be available in four different exterior finishes, one of which is a unique Sport Grey Metallic with contrasting stripes in light Sport Grey that was created specially for the 911 Sport Classic. Other color options a non-metallic black, Agate Grey Metallic, and Gentian Blue Metallic.
In addition to the paint, there are other features unique to the 911 Sport Classic. These include a fixed spoiler lip with LED-Matric Design headlights and a carbon fiber reinforced plastic hood that dips in the center. That dip in the hood accompanies a double-bubble roof that continues the design of the first 911 Sport Classic dating back to the Type-997 generation 911.
Pricing will be announced later this year with deliveries expected to begin in late-2022.