Edit Automotive has revealed its G11, which is essentially a resto-moded Porsche 911 sports car. A total of 99 units will be made with a price of € 1,70,000 ($ 1,87,450) apiece. Based on the sixth-generation Porsche 911 from 19 years ago, the Edit G11 is a custom-built sports car that comes with a carbon fibre body kit, a reworked interior design, and mechanical improvements. The philosophy is to maintain the simplicity of the car so as to provide a pure connection between a machine and a driver, according to the manufacturer. Designed by former Porsche ambassador Petr Novague, the Edit G11 allows its customers to customise their vehicles according to their desires and preferences. Prospective buyers have the option of choosing their own paint colour, exterior details, as well as interior colours & materials. Moreover, each G11 will sport a unique plaque with a serial number, indicating its exclusivity.
Also known as 997, the six-generation Porsche 911 was manufactured from 2005 to 2013. The 997-generation Porsche 911 made its debut in 2004 and received a facelift in 2008. And for the resto-modification, Edit Automotive is said to have chosen the last 911 ICE-powered car prior to the introduction of electrically-assisted power steering with the 991 model.
Edit G11: Mechanical Specifications
Underneath the bonnet, a naturally aspirated 3.6-litre or 3.8-litre flat-six-cylinder engine is tuned to crank out between 321bhp and 400bhp. For handling transmission, the car is mated to either a manual gearbox or a PDK automatic. Each engine is equipped with new IMS bearings and stainless steel cylinder liners.
Other mechanical bits include a limited-slip differential, a set of Ohlins adjustable dampers, and optional carbon-ceramic discs with Brembo brake callipers.
Edit G11: Exterior, Underpinnings
Edit Automotive has used carbon fibre to construct the body of the G11. The exterior of the car gets custom carbon fibre front and rear fascias. On the looks front, the Edit G11 draws inspiration from Butzi Porsche's original design of the 911 with the 'taillights damn close to the ground'. Other features include a short shifter, a performance exhaust system, new brakes with GT3 front discs, forged wheels, etc.
Edit G11: Interior
Inside, the Edit G11 retains heated seats, air conditioning, and a traction control system. However, with respect to the feature enhancements, the G11 offers premium materials and an authentic analogue driving experience. The feature list also includes Bluetooth connectivity and phone charging.
Porsche 911 to be German Carmaker's Sole ICE Model by 2030
The famous Porsche 911 will be the carmaker's sole ICE-powered model on sale by 2030, according to some industry reports. Porsche has a plan to electrify 80 per cent of its car range by 2030 as it aims to lessen its carbon impact to support electric transportation.
The Porsche Macan will be the first model in the lineup to be electrified, followed by the Porsche 718 and the company's best-selling Cayenne. While the company is exploring alternate powertrain options, the popular 911, which represented 13 per cent of sales in 2022, will be manufactured using an internal combustion engine for as long as feasible.