Porsche has revealed the Porsche 911 50 Years Edition as it is celebrating a special anniversary of the 911 sports car at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt in September. Only 1,963 cars will be built of the special model, which corresponds to the year that the iconic coupe made its debut. It has a contemporary appeal due to its efficient performance, active sports suspension and exclusive body styling.
This special anniversary 911 is based on the 911 Carrera S, but is clothed in the wider body – 44 mm broader across the rear wheel arches – that is typically reserved for the all-wheel drive Carrera 4 models.
It is powered by a 3.8-litre flat-six engine producing 400 hp. The special edition sprints from 0-62 mph in just 4.5 seconds (4.3 secs with PDK) and can reach a top speed of 186 mph (185 mph with PDK).
Two unique colours are available for this anniversary 911 and each of the cars has a ‘911 50’ badge finished in two-tone 3D-style on the rear lid.
Other exterior characteristics of the special model are high-gloss window frames and SportDesign exterior mirrors. A technical highlight is the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), which adds a dynamic cornering function to the already standard-fit Bi-Xenon headlights.
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. Sports seats with 14-way adjustment are standard.
It is available to order now, priced from £92,257.