Only 1,963 units of the 911 S/T will be made

Fans of the 911 will go crazy about this latest model from Stuttgart. Porsche has unveiled the 60th-anniversary special edition of the popular sports car, and it has unique features that capture the very essence of sporty driving. The only problem is the German automaker will only make 1,963 units of this unique and highly exclusive model.

For purists seeking maximum driving enjoyment, here is the Porsche 911 S/T. It takes the body (and the engine) of a GT3 RS and complements it with the GT3 Touring Package before adding lightweight components made exclusively for the S/T. The result is improved response, acceleration, braking, traction, and cornering grip.

Porsche 911 S/T is a lighter GT3 RS with a manual gearbox image

To shave off as much weight as possible, Porsche used carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) on the 911 S/T’s front bonnet, roof, front wings, doors, striking inlets, roll cage, rear axle anti-roll bar, and shear panel. It also gets a lithium-ion starter battery, lightweight glass, and magnesium wheels (20 inches in front and 21 inches at the rear) with the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake system.

Do not expect a high level of noise dampening because Porsche reduced insulation in favor of weight savings.

Porsche 911 S/T is a lighter GT3 RS with a manual gearbox image

It is the only Porsche model, aside from the GT3, to use the same 4.0-liter boxer engine with a six-speed manual transmission – but the gear ratios are much shorter on the S/T. It makes 525 PS and 465 Nm of torque. To enhance its performance further, engineers developed a lightweight, single-mass flywheel clutch exclusively for it.

After all the weight reduction, the 911 S/T tips the scales at just 1,380 kilograms (curb weight, including all fluids), making it the lightest model of the 992 generation. The result, it goes from 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds, all the way to a top speed of 300 km/h.

Porsche 911 S/T is a lighter GT3 RS with a manual gearbox image

Another feature that makes the 911 S/T different from all 911s of the current generation is its double-wishbone front-axle design with a multi-link rear axle without rear-axle steering. The anniversary model also has a Gurney flap on the extending rear spoiler.

Standard equipment includes high-performance 255/35 ZR 20 tires (front) and 315/30 ZR 21 tires (rear), CFRP full bucket seats or four-way-adjustable Sports Seat Plus (available at no extra charge), and a classic green Porsche instrument cluster and clock in line with the Sport Chrono package.

Porsche 911 S/T is a lighter GT3 RS with a manual gearbox image

The fortunate few who can get their hands on one of only 1,963 Porsche 911 S/T models will also get a watch along with the vehicle – the Chronograph 1 - 911 S/T. It has a titanium case, uncoated and blasted for weight-saving reasons, and uses Porsche Design WERK 01.240 with its COSC certification and flyback function. It is operated with a rotor in the design of the magnesium wheel of the 911 S/T.

Porsche has not released pricing yet, so you may still have a shot at getting in line for a unit. Good luck!