Porsche is celebrating 50 years of Porsche Design with an exclusive 911 named in honour of the milestone. This version, limited to 750 vehicles, has many features and details that pay homage to the iconic designs of Ferdinand Alexander (F.A.) Porsche.
These features and details include the plain Black exterior, the classic checked pattern of the Sport-Tex seat centre panels and the red second hand of the Porsche Design Subsecond clock from the Sport Chrono Package, which is provided as standard. The special edition is based on the Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS and can now be ordered,with pricing starting from €185,606 (VAT included, Price in Germany). The launch is staggered across international sales markets, with the anniversary edition being available to European sales partners from April. Buyers can also purchase a special version of the new edition of the legendary Chronograph I from Porsche Design.
The exterior: black with Platinum accents
The 911 Porsche Design 50th Anniversary Edition comes in Black or, optionally, in Jet Black Metallic. A clear reference to Porsche Design: “Black was the colour of the very first Porsche Design product, the Chronograph I. That’s why we’ve chosen it for our limited-edition model. Using Platinum as an accent colour elevates the Black paintwork in the same way chrome details used to,” says Roland Heiler, Managing Director and Chief Designer at Design Studio F.A. Porsche in Zell am See.
The Targa bar is painted in Platinum (satin finish). The ‘Porsche Design’ decorative film on the doors also comes in this contrasting colour. The limited-edition model has the same wheels as the 911 Turbo S: 20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the rear. The rims are also painted in Platinum (satin finish), and the hub covers have coloured Porsche crests.
The brake callipers are painted in Black (high-gloss), as are the main features of the standard Sport Design package. The special edition also features an exclusive ‘Porsche Design 50th Anniversary Edition’ badge on the slats of the rear lid grille. While the ‘911’ logo on the rear apron is Black.
The interior: fine details make the difference
In the interior, the designers were also inspired by the iconic product designs of F.A. Porsche. It has Sport-Tex equipment with special leather features in Black, while the contrasting seams are Slate Grey. The centre panels of the seats have a classic check pattern in Black and Cool Grey. Eighteen-way electrically adjustable Adaptive Sports Seats Plus with a memory package come as standard, as does the Sport Chrono Package with the Porsche Design Subsecond clock on the dashboard.
The small second hand is red – another shared trait with the Chronograph I from 1972. The leather-bound GT sports steering wheel has the 12 o’clock marking in Slate Grey – the same colour as the seat belts. The headrests are embossed with the ‘Porsche Design 50th Anniversary’ logo, which can also be found on the black, brushed aluminium door entry guards.
Other special features include a Silver ‘911’ badge with a limited edition number on the dashboard trim and the ‘F.A. Porsche’ signature. The latter is also embossed on the lid of the centre console storage compartment.
The technology: based on the sporty 911 Targa 4 GTS
Since the launch of the 992 two and a half years ago, the GTS models have been an attractive addition to the 911 range. The turbocharged three-litre, flat-six engine delivers 353 kW (480 PS; 911 GTS Models: fuel consumption combined (WLTP) 11.4 – 10.4 l/100 km, CO₂ emissions combined (WLTP) 259 – 236 g/km, fuel consumption combined (NEDC) 10.7 – 9.7 l/100 km, CO₂ emissions combined (NEDC) 243 – 221 g/km), while maximum torque is 570 Nm. As an alternative to the eight-speed Porsche dual clutch transmission (PDK), a seven-speed manual gearbox with a shorter gear lever and very short shift action is also available.
source : Porsche Newsroom
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