The German automobile manufacturer Porsche has celebrated the special anniversary of the 911 sports car with a commemorative 60-year limited-edition model. Dubbed the 911 S/T, the special-edition model is equipped with a high-revving flat-six petrol engine taken from the 911 GT3 RS. Plus, the S/T is only available with a short-ratio manual gearbox, accompanied by a lightweight clutch. A great combination for Porsche purists. Porsche says that this special-edition model is built for maximum driving enjoyment and is a limited-run model. Only 1,963 units will be made. The new 911 S/T is Porsche's homage to the legendary 1969 911 S. The anniversary model borrows elements from both the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and the GT3 Touring, claiming to offer a combination of driving dynamics and agility.
Porsche's 911 S/T is also the lightest of the 992-generation 911s, thanks to its weight-saving measures like the omission of rear-axle steering, the use of lightweight carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP), and reduced sound insulation.
In addition, the new model is also outfitted with magnesium wheels, a lithium-ion starter battery, carbon-ceramic brakes, and lightweight glass, all are standard. With these weight savers, the 911 S/T tips the scales at just 1,380kg (kerb weight), 40kg lighter than the manual 911 GT3 Touring and 70kg lighter than the Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
Porsche 911 S/T: Exterior
In terms of design, the 911 S/T takes inspiration from the racing version of the 911 S from the late 1960s. The anniversary model is equipped with a Gurney flap on the extending rear spoiler for more downforce, as well as a 20-inch front and a 21-inch rear centre-locking magnesium wheel. Standard bits also include CFRP full bucket seats, the four-way-adjustable Sports Seat Plus, and a lightweight sports exhaust system. According to the carmaker, the aerodynamics of the 911 S/T are optimised for the public road rather than the racing track.
Moreover, there is also a special Heritage Design Package, which includes the same livery and Shoreblue Metallic paint as the 911 S.
Porsche 911 S/T: Interior
Drawing inspiration from the GT3 RS, the interior of the car features retro-designed leather-cloth seats, optional Cognac-coloured interior trim, a roof lining in perforated Dinamica, and more. Plus, it has an instrument cluster finished in a Classic Green colour scheme. The Porsche logo and the 911 S/T model designation on the rear are done in Gold.
Porsche 911 S/T: Powertrain & Performance
Coming to the heart of the matter, the special edition comes powered by a 4.0-litre, flat-six petrol engine producing 518bhp and 465Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission with a shorter gear ratio than on the 911 GT3. A sprint from 0 to 100km/h is possible in just 3.7 seconds, and the car's top speed stands at 300km/h.
Porsche 911 S/T: India Launch Details
As far as our home market is concerned, there is no official communication from the German company with respect to its availability here. The Ferrari Roma, the Lamborghini Huracan, and the upcoming Aston Martin DB12 are some of the 911 S/T's market competitors.