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Porsche releases 911 Sports Classic

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Text: / Photos: Porsche Press | posted September 07, 2009 11:28

Porsche brings back exclusive tradition

Porsche is bringing back the tradition of exclusive small series built in very small numbers. It recently announced the release of its 911 Sports Classic available to a strictly limited number of very special 911 enthusiasts. Developed over a project period of about three years, with lots of love for detail, catering especially for the most demanding group of genuine aficionados. The 911 Sport Classic will be presented at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and is limited in production to just 250 cars.

The unique character of this very special 911 comes out at very first sight in the newly developed double-dome roof. The Carrera S based special model also receives a wider rear body up by 1.73" to go with the wider track on the rear axle. The striking SportDesign front apron with its unique spoiler lip and the rear spoiler fixed in position like the legendary ducktail on the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 round off the unmistakable look of the 911 Sport Classic. The bodywork is finished off with Sports Classic Grey stripes.

A 23-horsepower gain from the 3.8-liter Direct Fuel Injection, through the introduction of a newly developed resonance intake manifold with six vacuum-controlled switching flaps, pushes maximum output to 408 horsepower.

The 911 Sport Classic comes exclusively with a six-speed manual gearbox. PCCB Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes ideally reflecting the sporting character of this exclusive 911, PASM sports suspension lowering the entire car by 20 mm or 0.79", as well as the mechanical rear axle differential and custom-made 19-inch wheels with their rim star painted black all come together to offer a perfect match for the character of this most exclusive car.

The very special, highly sophisticated interior of the 911 Sport Classic bears powerful testimony to one of the core competences of Porsche Exclusive and is characterized by new materials never used before even by Porsche. One example is woven leather made up of smooth leather strips and woven yarn featured on the seat centerpieces of the newly designed adaptive sports seats complete with light-grey piping and on the door panels.

Sales of the special models will commence on January 2010. Information received from Philippine exclusive distributor PGA Cars indicated that only four units will arrive in Philippines shores and two are already spoken for as of press time.