The Sport Classic formula is a pretty great one for Porsche. Back in 2009 we saw this applied to the 997 generation 911, and it was awesome then. The gist of it is a 911 with a ducktail spoiler, Fuchs-redux wheel designs, a throwback “double bubble” roof, and vintage touches like a houndstooth interior. All of that is applied to a more-powerful-than-standard 911, and Bob’s your uncle. Porsche sold the 997 version in limited quantities, and they sold out nearly instantly. This new one will allegedly only be available to 1,250 new buyers worldwide.
The new 992 Sport Classic is set to debut any day now, but it was given a pre-emptive launch in the way of a broken embargo. Allegedly it was the Greek arm of Car and Driver that made the error initially, but it comes to us by way of Instagram account @PTSshades (below).
In the 997 generation just 250 of these were built, and none of them were imported to the U.S. market. It was basically a 997 GTS with some throwback cues, and it was an instant hit. Allegedly this new one ups the ante a bit by applying 911 Turbo power to a rear-wheel drive chassis, meaning 572 horsepower on tap, so it has the potential to be faster than a GT3! This time the bespoke recessed frunk lid and roof are constructed of carbon fiber to keep weight down. The interior is the big seller here, trimmed in classic cognac leather with pepita cloth inserts. It’s truly incredible to behold.
It is likely that Porsche intended to break this information to the world later this week, and the Greeks just got the date a little wrong. But it’s impossible to put the genie back in the bottle once it’s been released, so we’re more than happy to bring this information directly to you. There you have it, 992 Sport Classic due any day now.