Porsche creates the 911 S/T, a purist special-edition model marking the 60th anniversary of the 911.
It’s always nice to celebrate important milestones in style. You head out on an elegant date night for your anniversary, you might travel home for reunions, and you’ll eat strip club sushi to mark pending nuptials. Keeping it classy, Porsche is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the 911 with a special edition built for maximum driving enjoyment.
Created in a limited run of 1,963 examples, the Porsche 911 S/T offers a lightweight design, combined with the high-revving engine from the 911 GT3 RS, ensuring heart-thumping performance every time you slip behind the wheel.
The name marks out the new 911 S/T as the descendant of a particularly performance-focused version of the first 911 generation. From 1969, Porsche offered a special race version of the 911 S. Internally, these vehicles were called 911 ST. Modifications to the chassis, wheels, engine and body significantly improved acceleration, braking, traction and cornering grip. The new 911 S/T takes up the spirit of the original 911 S (ST) and transfers it to the current model generation of the Porsche 911.
Dedicated to sheer driving enjoyment, the 911 S/T unites the strengths of the 911 GT3 with Touring Package and the 911 GT3 RS and delivers a unique combination of agility and driving dynamics. It marries the naturally aspirated, 386 kW 4.0-litre boxer engine from the 911 GT3 RS with a short-ratio manual transmission, a resolutely lightweight construction, and a running-gear setup optimised for agility and drivability.
At just 1,380 kilograms, the new special model is the lightest of the 992 generation, ensuring you’re about as nippy as a cheetah on crack. And if that’s not enough, the optional Heritage Design Package draws inspiration from the racing version of the 911 S from the late 1960s and early 1970s so you’ll also look the part.
Made for the road, not the track, the design of the anniversary model incorporates GT and motorsport expertise from Porsche. This is reflected in its particularly nimble and agile handling, in part thanks to the reduction of rotating mass both in the engine as well as the wheels and brakes. The S/T promises to respond to driver commands instantaneously, with every steering movement, and every ounce of pressure on the accelerator or brake implemented immediately and with pinpoint precision.
Among other measures, the 911 S/T achieves its particularly agile and direct handling through consistent lightweight design. The front bonnet, roof, front wings and doors, with their striking inlets, are made of lightweight carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP). The same applies to the roll cage, rear axle anti-roll bar and shear panel, a stiffening element on the rear axle.
The anniversary model also comes with the PCCB system, a lithium-ion starter battery, lightweight glass, a Gurney flap on the extending rear spoiler, and 20-inch (front) and 21-inch (rear) lightweight centre-locking magnesium wheels, all as standard while ultra-high-performance 255/35 ZR 20 tyres up front 315/30 ZR 21s at the back ensure a high level of mechanical grip at the front of the car.
Porsche engineers developed a new lightweight clutch exclusively for the 911 S/T. In conjunction with a single-mass flywheel, it reduces the weight of the rotating mass by 10.5 kg. This noticeably improves the responsiveness of the naturally aspirated boxer engine, which now builds revs with especially bracing speed and directness.
Coupled with a six-speed manual transmission with a shorter gear ratio than on the 911 GT3, the high-revving engine in the 911 S/T delivers even more immediacy in its dynamics, propelling this little German rocket to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds. On your way to the S/T’s top speed of 300 km/h, you’ll also notice (as will everyone else) the compelling soundscape of the standard lightweight sports exhaust system.
In addition, the 911 S/T is the only 911 of the current generation to combine a double-wishbone front-axle design with a multi-link rear axle without rear-axle steering. The dampers and control systems were tuned accordingly.
You’ll also find CFRP full bucket seats as standard, while four-way-adjustable Sports Seat Plus are available at no extra charge. The instrument cluster and the clock of the Sport Chrono package are finished in a classic green Porsche colour scheme.
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