At the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche is proudly presenting the 911 Sport Classic. In creating this unique model Porsche is bringing back the tradition of exclusive series built in very small numbers, for the 911 Sport Classic will be offered in a production run limited to just 250 cars worldwide.
The bespoke character of the 911 Sport Classic has been developed over a period of three years by Porsche Exclusive, the company’s Specialist Department which creates the most outstanding personalised versions of Porsche cars.
Fans of the Porsche 911 will recognize immediately the charismatic styling cues incorporated in this exciting addition to the range, principally the ‘ducktail’ rear spoiler reminiscent of that made famous by the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 and iconic ‘Fuchs-style’ design of the special custom-made alloy wheels. The Sport Classic is further distinguished by its more powerful engine, unique exterior with new front and rear styling, a new centre section in the roof, new side sills, and new design of front and rear lights which illustrate the high technical standard of this very special project.
Every car in this limited series comes in the exclusive new paintwork colour of Sport Classic Grey, with discreet dark trim strips accentuating the unique character of the car. The very sophisticated and elegant interior in Espresso Nature sets new standards, going beyond even the well-known customisation of the 911 interior already offered by Porsche Exclusive.
The most essential specifications of the 911 Sport Classic highlight the supreme class and quality of the car right from the start: a 3.8-litre six-cylinder horizontally-opposed power unit developing 408 hp (300 kW); six-speed manual gearbox; rear-wheel drive; acceleration from 0–62mph (100 km/h) in 4.6 seconds; top speed 187 mph (302 km/h); fuel consumption in the New European Driving Cycle of 26.6 mpg (10.6 ltr/100 km).
The looks of this very special 911 are convincing right from the start, the SportDesign front panel with its purpose-built spoiler lip providing an aerodynamic balance with the rear spoiler and strongly emphasising the unique face of the 911 Sport Classic. The bi-xenon headlights with dynamic cornering lights come as standard with black surrounds, taking up a special feature with a long tradition at Porsche already to be admired on famous racing cars in the history of the company, such as the 911 Turbo RSR from 1974.
Porsche 911 Sport Classic* Specifications
Body: Two-plus-two coupé; monocoque, fully hot-galvanised lightweight steel body with aluminium doors; driver and front passenger airbags operating in two stages; side and head airbags for driver
and front passenger.
Aerodynamics: Drag coefficient Cd = 0.32
Frontal area A = 2.05 sq m
Cd x A = 0.66
Power Unit: Water-cooled horizontally-opposed six-cylinder; engine block and cylinder heads made of aluminium; four overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, variable valve timing on intake side and valve lift switchover (VarioCam Plus); hydraulic valve play compensation; Direct Fuel Injection; two three-way catalytic converters on each row of cylinders, each with two oxygen sensors; 10.0 ltr (2.2 imp gals) engine oil; electronic ignition with solidstate distributor (six ignition coils).
Bore: 102 mm/4.02”
Stroke: 77.5 mm/3.05”
Capacity: 3800 cc
Compression ratio: 12.5:1
Engine output: 300 kW (408 bhp) at 7300 rpm
Max torque: 420 Nm/310 lb-ft from 4200 – 5600 rpm
Output per litre: 78.9 kW/107.4 bhp
Max engine speed: 7500 rpm
Fuel Grade: Premium Plus
Electrical system: 12 V; 2100 W three-phase alternator; 80 Ah, 380 A battery
Power transmission: Engine and gearbox bolted to form one drive unit; six-speed manual gearbox.
Final drive 3.44
Clutch diameter 240 mm (9.45”)
Chassis and Suspension: Front: Spring strut axle in MacPherson design optimised by Porsche with independent wheel suspension on track control arms, longitudinal arms and spring struts; conical stump springs with inner-mounted vibration dampers.
Rear: Multi-arm axle with independent suspension on five arms; cylindrical coil springs with co-axial inner-mounted vibration dampers.
PASM Porsche Active Suspension Management with electronically controlled vibration dampers and two manually selectable control maps; mechanical rear axle differential.
Brakes: PCCB brakes with brake discs made of carbon-fibre-reinforced ceramics; twin-circuit brake system split front-to-rear.
Front: Six-piston aluminium monobloc brake callipers; crossdrilled and inner-vented brake discs measuring 350 mm/13.78” in diameter and 34mm/1.34” across.
Rear: Four-piston aluminium monobloc brake callipers; crossdrilled and inner-vented brake discs measuring 350 mm/13.78” in diameter and 28 mm/1.10” across. PSM Porsche Stability Management; vacuum brake servo; Brake Assistant.
Wheels and Tyres: Front 8.5 J x 19 on 235/35 ZR 19
Rear 11 J x 19 on 305/30 ZR 19
Weight: Unladen, to DIN 1425 kg
Max permissible 1830 kg
Dimensions: Length 4440 mm/174.8”
Width 1852 mm/72.9”
Height 1290 mm/50.8”
Wheelbase 2350 mm/92.5”
Track, front 1492 mm/58.7”
rear 1550 mm/61.0”
Luggage capacity, front 135 ltr/4.7 cu ft, rear 205 ltr/7.2 cu ft
Tank capacity 64 ltr/14.1 imp gals
Performance: Top speed 302 km/h/187 mph
0 – 100 km/h 4.6 sec
0 – 200 km/h 14.8 sec
(NEDC) to EU5: Urban 15.9 ltr/100 km
Extra-urban 7.6 ltr/100 km
Combined 10.6 ltr/100 km
CO2 Emissions to EU5: 250 g/km
* Specifications may vary according to markets