We’re suckers for a special edition Porsche 911 and we think Porsche knows it. To celebrate Porsche Design‘s 50th anniversary the big Porsche announced the 2022 Porsche 911 Edition 50 Years Porsche Design. No, really, that’s what it’s called.
Obviously honoring the 50th anniversary of the founding of Porsche Design, a firm started by Ferdinand Alexander (F. A.) Porsche, the designer of the 911 and son of Ferry Porsche. This new model will be based on the 911 Targa 4 GTS and only 750 will be built worldwide.
All examples of this car will be finished in black as a nod to Porsche Design’s Chronograph 1, the first all-black watch according to Porsche’s announcement. Sections of the exterior will be completed in Satin Platinum including center-locking 911 Turbo S wheels, the Targa bar, and the Porsche Design logos on the doors. Brake calipers will be finished in a high class black and the engine grille will feature a “50 Years Porsche Design” badge.
Each of these cars will have a numbered badge on the dashboard as well as the signature of F. A. Porsche on the center console lid. Seats will be in Sport-Tex with a checked pattern in Black and Cool Grey, along with headrests embossed with the 50 Years Porsche Design logo, and a center marker on the GT Sport steering wheel in Slate Grey.
Setting the car apart from a base 911 Targa 4 GTS will be 18-way Adaptive Sport Seats Plus, Slate Grey seatbelts, and the Sport Chrono Package with a Porsche Design Sub-second Clock distinguished with a red second hand.
It will be available with the standard eight-speed Porsche Droppelkupplung transmission, AKA the PDK, although a seven-speed manual will be available at no additional cost. Honestly, the seven-speed manual has us more excited than the Porsche Design logos, but we digress…
There are also two new watches from Porsche Design, each a variant of the Chronograph 1. One of the variants will be engraved with the same number as the corresponding car sports. The car and watch will be sold together for an MSRP of $195,850, not including delivery, processing, and handling fees.
The 2022 Porsche 911 Edition 50 Years Porsche Design – that’s really a mouthful – should begin arriving at US dealerships this Spring. We can hear the calls now… “Hi, do you guys have the 2022 Porsche 911 Edition 50 Years Porsche Design in stock yet?”
Regardless of the long name, we don’t think these will sit in the dealerships for very long.