Oh, how Porsche loves to tease us. Set to debut along side the new 911 Turbo, GT3 RS and Cup Race Car is the new 2010 Porsche 911 Sports Classic. The tease? You can’t buy one if you live in North America. However, for those lucky souls living in the ROW, for an entry fee starting at Euro 169,300, you can add one of these new 911s to your garage.
Highlights of the 2010 Porsche 911 Sports Classic
- Wider body from Carrera 4S with unique front and rear bumpers, double-bubble roof and ducktail rear spoiler
- Special light grey paint with darker grey accents
- Interior in Espresso Nature with woven leather finish on seat centres, leather on air vents and door handles; light grey Alcantara roof lining
- Power kit bumps 385 horsepower Carrera S engine to 408 bhp; six-speed
- manual transmission only
- Standard Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes
- New 19-inch Fuchs-style wheel with silver outer lip and black center
- Limited edition of 250 models worldwide
If you would like to see some additional photos of the 2010 Porsche 911 Sports Classic they are available on the FlatSixes.com new Flickr account. The full press release is below for your reading enjoyment.
Porsche AG has distilled the DNA of the classic 911 into an exclusive expression of class and style. Built in strictly limited numbers for the most enthusiastic and well-heeled fans, the 911 Sport Classic marks Porsche’s return to a tradition of occasionally issuing ultra-exclusive, small-series production cars. The 911 Sport Classic will be presented at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and is limited in production to just 250 cars.
This very special 911 from Porsche Exclusive, the company’s specialist department, which builds customized versions of Porsche cars with levels of customization that go far beyond the company’s regular production models. Developed over three years, the 911 Sport Classic shows incredible attention to every detail, with each aspect of its design catering especially to the most demanding group of aficionados.
The unique character of the 911 Sport Classic is evident at first sight in the newly developed double-dome roof. Also, while this model is based on the rear-wheel-drive Carrera S, it features the wider rear body of the Carrera 4S, with its rear fenders swollen by 44 millimetres, and has a wider rear track. A striking SportDesign front apron with unique spoiler lip and the fixed ducktail rear spoiler (a visual reference to the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7) round off the unmistakable look of the 911 Sport Classic.
Power comes from Porsche’s 3.8-litre flat-six with Direct Fuel Injection (DFI), enhanced through the introduction of a newly-developed resonance intake manifold with six vacuum-controlled switching flaps. Together, they up power by 23 bhp to 408. The 911 Sport Classic comes exclusively with a six-speed manual gearbox.
Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) are standard on this exclusive 911, as are a lowered PASM sports suspension and a mechanical rear axle differential. Custom-made 19-inch wheels, with their five-spoke centres painted black like the Fuchs rims familiar to fans of vintage 911s, offer a perfect match for the character of this most exclusive car.
The very special, highly sophisticated interior of the 911 Sport Classic demonstrates one of the core competences of Porsche Exclusive and is characterized by new materials never used before even by Porsche. One example is woven leather made up of smooth leather strips and woven yarn, featured on the seat centrepieces of the newly-designed adaptive sports seats complete with light-grey piping, and on the door panels.
The dashboard includes a wide range of inserts and custom trim components; it is finished in Espresso Nature natural leather, providing a distinctive contrast to the exterior paint in Sport Classic Grey.
Marking the introduction of this special limited edition model, Porsche Design Driver’s Selection will also introduce a range of new products at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Limited-edition AluFrame luggage as well as a polo shirt, a cap and a personalized lanyard mimic the colour concept of the 911 Sport Classic; a top-quality 1:43-scale model will also be available.
The Porsche 911 Sport Classic will not be available in North America. Sales worldwide begin in January 2010; the base price of the car is Euro 169,300.