Meet the Porsche 911 50 Years Edition
This is the 50 Years Edition of the iconic Porsche 911 sports car that will go on show at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt in September. It’s been half a century since the coupé made its debut in the German city and, appropriately, this special edition will be limited to 1 963 cars to commemorate the year of its birth.
This special anniversary 911 is based on the 911 Carrera S but is clothed in the wider body – 44mm broader across the rear wheel arches – that is typically reserved for the all-wheel drive Carrera 4 models. The unique exterior styling is combined with features that have contributed to the 50-year success story of the car; like the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), with special tuning to complement the increased track width. The car also features a sports exhaust system for increased emotional character.
Powered by a 298kW 3.8-litre flat-six engine, the 911 50 Years Edition is said to sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds (4.3 secs with PDK) and can reach a top speed of 300km/h (298km/h with PDK). The NEDC Combined fuel consumption is claimed at 7.9 litres/100km (7.2 litres/100km with PDK), which equates to CO2 emissions of 224g/km (205g/km with PDK).
Bespoke chrome strips in the fins of the engine compartment grille leave no doubt as to the location of the rear-mounted engine. These are complemented with special trims on the front air inlets and in a strip across the car between the rear lights. A further contemporary interpretation of 911 leitmotifs are the unique five-spoke cast alloy wheels whose style has been inspired by the so-called ‘Fuchs’ wheels, a legendary rim that was in fact a Porsche design and first fitted to the 911 in 1966. The new 20-inch diameter wheels are finished in matt black paint with machine-polished centres.
Each of the cars has a ‘911 50’ badge finished in two-tone 3D-style on the rear lid, which is repeated in three-colour 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 number of the individual vehicle.
Other exterior characteristics of the special model are high-gloss window frames and SportDesign exterior mirrors.
Inside, there are further styling touches reminiscent of the original 911 such as green labelling on the instruments with white pointer needles and silver caps on the instrument pivot pins. Another special feature are the centre panels of the leather seats, which are designed with a fabric pattern that evokes the ‘Pepita’ tartan design from the 1960s.
The 911 50 Years Edition is available to order now from Porsche Centres and retails for R1 369 000 with a three-year DrivePlan and R1 419 000 with a five-year DrivePlan.