Porsche 911 Sport Classic

German Marque Porsche have announced the release of the 2023 911 Sport Classic as part of their heritage collection | Source: Porsche

The 2023 Porsche 911 Sport Classic is a Sophisticated Icon Revisited

If you like driving Porsches, you can now look forward to dropping gears around a corner and letting the back end swing out as 543 twin turbo-charged horses punish the road. The new 911 Sport Classic from the iconic German automaker is as exhilarating to drive as it is nostalgic to purchase, the second of four collector’s items that Porsche has presented from its Heritage Design strategy.

Production of this car will be limited to 1,250 units worldwide and will only be available in a seven-speed manual gearbox, it will feature the classic 3.7-litre twin-turbo flat-six found in the 911 Turbo model. Pedigree is being refined as updated engine mapping means output is compatible with a manual transmission, making this car the most powerful manual Porsche on the market.

911 Sport Classic
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Although slightly less powerful than the AU$481,600 Porsche 911 Turbo S, this new design features some bespoke additions to make it a true collector’s edition. Firstly, as a rear wheel drive, motoring enthusiasts will have fun with a car that really engages them in an immersive driving experience with a nod to Porsche’s illustrious past models.

The 911 Sport Classic comes with a huge list of standout inclusions such as Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) with callipers in black, Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC), Rear Axle Steering, the Sport Chrono Package, and a specially modified Sport Exhaust system to ensure a modern driving experience.

911 Sport Classic
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Authenticity is high on Porsche’s priorities, with inclusions such as a heritage-inspired Porsche crest nearly identical to the version from 1963 sitting on the hood. Archetypal PORSCHE lettering in between the tail lights is finished in real gold and customers can specify lollipop numbered decals on the side of any number between 0 and 99. There is also a Porsche heritage inspired badge fixed to the intake grille at the rear which pays homage to the Porsche 356 badge, awarded in the 1950s when a vehicle had made it to 100,000kms.

But where this car garners most appeal is the body design. The gorgeous lines and angles of the Porsche Sport Classic’s exterior are based on the 911 Turbo S, with the wide rear fender and an enigmatic hourglass shape that gives this model the type of sensual appeal we have come to expect from a Porsche and especially one that carries the 911 name.

The carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) hood is unique to the 911 Classic and dips in the centre, perfectly complimenting a beautiful “double bubble” designed roof which harks back to the original Porsche 911 Classic of the type-997 generation.

911 Sport Classic
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The large side air intakes of the 911 Turbo S are gone and replaced by smooth surfaces and sleek lines, giving the car a very clean appearance. The pièce de résistance of this bold homage to everything 911 has to be the large CFRP ducktail spoiler at the rear. There is no other design element so strongly associated with Porsche as this iconic spoiler and its inclusion on the new 911 Sport Classic does not go unnoticed.

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The 911 Sport Classic comes in grey, black, dark grey, and blue, all with light grey stripes and aforementioned decals and lettering. The interior décor uses dark wood grain panelling and comes with the option of pepita cloth lining the door panels and seat centres, set against black and brown leather trim or all black leather if you are looking to keep a low profile. Porsche badges are embossed into the headrests and centre-console lid and distinct door sill plates and a dash-mounted badge complete the design.

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More benefits of purchasing one of these sports cars include the ability to buy a Chronograph 911 Sport Classic watch, which is configurable to match the vehicle and comes in a range of colours and materials including a matte black heritage design dial or Sport Classic stripes in light grey or pepita. Black and classic cognac straps are included which are made from the same leather as the interior upholstery and feature a prominent “911.”

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The 2023 Porsche 911 Sport Classic will be delivered to dealers worldwide in late 2022. Expect to see them on the roads early in 2023.

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