Porsche is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 911 at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt with a special anniversary model based on the 911 Carrera S.
Like the original 911, the 911 50th Anniversary Edition is powered by a flat-six rear mounted engine developing 294 kW (400 hp) driving the rear wheels. Zero to 100 km/h is accomplished in 4.5 seconds (4.3 with PDK) en route to a top speed of 300 km/h (298 with PDK).
This limited edition includes features that have contributed to the 50-year success story of the 911. For example, the limited edition includes Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with special tuning to complement its increased track width and to improve on the already impressive cornering dynamics of the 911.
The limited edition 911 is also equipped with a sport exhaust system which outputs a “fitting emotional” sound. Other features exclusive to the 50th anniversary edition include a special 20-inch wheels finished in matte black paint with machine-polished centres, chrome trim strips on the front air inlets, the fins of the engine compartment grille and the panel between the rear lights. Another technical highlight of the car’s equipment is the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) with bi-xenon headlights and dynamic cornering lights.
Two unique colours are available for the anniversary 911, a darker graphite grey and a lighter geyser grey metallic. In addition black monochrome is also available. Each of the cars has a two-tone 3D-effect badge on the rear lid with the numbers “911 50”. This is repeated in three colour embroidery on the headrest and in two colours as a logo on the tachometer and the aluminium door sill plates. It can also be found on the cup holder panel – together with the limited edition number of the individual vehicle. Other exterior characteristics of the special model are high-gloss window frames and sport design exterior mirrors on the doors panels.
Inside, the special edition gets green labelling on the instruments with white pointer needles and silver caps on the instrument pivot pins, just like 50 years ago. Another special feature is the centre panels of the leather seats, which are designed with a fabric pattern reminiscent of the “Pepita” tartan design from the 1960s. The full-leather interior is designed in agate grey or black with decorative stitching, some in contrasting colour.
Porsche will present the limited edition model in time for the 50th anniversary of the 911 at the IAA motor show in Frankfurt, which opens its gates to the public on September 12, 2013.