Porsche is celebrating 50 years of the iconic 911 with a special edition version called the 911 50 Years Edition. The 911 50 Years Edition is based on the 911 Carrera S and like the original 911, it is a coupe with a flat-six rear engine and rear wheel drive. However it makes use of the wider body reserved for the 911 Carrera 4 models. It is powered by a 395bhp 3.8-litre engine and comes with either seven-speed manual or PDK. In homage to the year of birth of the 911, only 1963 units will be produced.
Features exclusive to the 911 50 Years Edition include ‘Fuchs’ inspired two-tone 20 inch alloys with matte black details and polished centres. The car comes in two exclusive colours, Graphite Grey and Geyser Grey, apart from black. Other changes include a bespoke vented engine cover as well as choice items from the regular 911’s options list, like SportDesign mirrors, aluminium door sill kickplates, and adaptive xenon headlights.
The interior includes colour-coded instrument dials, green digits and white needles, limited edition badging, brushed aluminium accents and retro designed upholstery on 14-way adjustable seats. A limited-slip differential with torque vectoring and specially tuned Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) are standard to complement its increased track width and to improve upon the excellent cornering dynamics of the 911.
With the seven-speed manual transmission the 911 50 Years Edition can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 4.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 300 kmph. With the dual-clutch automatic ‘PDK’, 100 kmph comes in a quicker 4.3 seconds but goes on to 297 kmph.