Special Porsche 911 50 Years Edition revealed

Porsche has revealed their new fifty year anniversary edition for the 911, based on a 911 Carrera S with an exclusive wider body, two-wheel drive chassis, and rear-mounted, 400 horsepower flat-six engine.

The new, limited run 911 50 Years Edition was revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show (International Motor Show or IAA) this week as a commemorative low-volume option for Porsche enthusiasts. The £92,257 sports car will enter dealerships later this month, but only 1,963 of them will be built, commemorating the year the 911 debuted.

Porsche 911 50 Yeras Edition

The distinctive silhouette of the original 901 (which became the 911) is hinted to in the new 911 Carrera S with this special edition packaging. The 911 50 Years Edition is 44 mm broader across the rear wheel arches, like the Carrera 4, and new tuning to accommodate the extra track width as well as the rear-wheel driven chassis (rather than all-wheel drive, as is the norm).

A sports exhaust has also been added, to give it a sportier tone from the 400 horsepower 3.8-liter flat-six, which offers a 0-62 mph of 4.5 seconds and top speed of 186 mph.

Porsche 911 50 Yeras Edition badging

This anniversary edition has three color choices: dark Graphite Grey or light Geyser Grey metallic or glossy black. The “911 50” badge appears in two-tone 3D on the rear lid, in the head restraint embroidery, and colorized logos on the rev counter and aluminum door sill plates. The passenger side fascia strip includes that logo plus a hand-applied number indicating which production number of the 1,963 made the individual car is.

Porsche 911 50 Yeras Edition interior

The new Porsche 911 50 Years Edition is available for order from dealerships and will begin shipping to Europe and the Americas later this month.

Aaron Turpen
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