Porsche is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic 911 with the new 911 50th Anniversary Edition.
Porsche is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic 911 with the new 911 50th Anniversary Edition. The special-edition 911 is based on the 911 Carrera S, but also features the wide body that is usually reserved for the all-wheel-drive Carrera 4 models.
Porsche is going to unveil the 911 50th Anniversary Edition at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show on September 12, 1963. The debut celebrates the same date back in 1963 when Porsche unveiled the original model to the public.
The 911 50th Anniversary Edition features the 400-hp flat-six engine from the 911 Carrera S and also comes with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with special tuning, a sport exhaust system and rides on 20-inch wheels that are finished in matte black. The 911 50th Anniversary Edition will reach 0-62 mph in 4.5 seconds (4.3 with the PDK). On the outside it also gets chrome trim strips on the on the front air inlets, the fins of the engine compartment grille and the panel between the rear lights. Two unique colors 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”.
Inside the special-edition model gets green labelling on the instruments with white pointer needles and silver caps on the instrument pivot pins that are inspired by the original 911. Another special feature is the center 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 color.
The limited edition models will be available at Porsche dealers starting September 23, 2013, and in Germany they will cost 121,119 euros.