New Porsche 911 Sport Classic re-interprets the best from the past

By CARSIFU | 3 May 2022

STUTTGART: Porsche's new 911 Sport Classic is the second of four collector's items introduced as part of its Heritage Design plan.

Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur will produce 1,250 instances of the limited-edition vehicle, which harks back to the 1960s and early 1970s.

The look of this model, like that of its immediate predecessor, the 997-based 911 Sport Classic introduced in 2009, is inspired by the original 911 (1964 – 1973) and the 1972 911 Carrera RS 2.7.

"The Heritage Design models embody the most emotionally charged themes of Porsche's product strategy," said Porsche vice president for individualisation and classic Alexander Fabig.

Porsche Design has also produced a watch for sale to the collector's edition car owners. The watch picks up up on a plethora of features from the Porsche 911 Sport Classic design.


The wide body – otherwise reserved for the 911 Turbo models – a fixed rear spoiler in the style of the legendary "ducktail" Carrera RS 2.7 and the double-bubble roof underscore the distinctiveness of the new 911 Sport Classic.

Select interior features of the new 911 Sport Classic will also be available for most current 911 models as part of the Heritage Design Classic package.

When selecting the distinctive paint finish for the new limited-edition vehicle, the designers were inspired by the Fashion Grey painting of the early Porsche 356 as they were with the first 997-generation 911 Sport Classic released in 2009.

"The new 911 Sport Classic is the first car to receive Sport Grey Metallic painting," said Porsche vice president for style Michael Mauer.

"Grey is never boring, quite often a statement and always cool.”


As an alternative to the exclusive Sport Grey Metallic finish, the new 911 Sport Classic is also available in solid Black, Agate Grey Metallic, Gentian Blue Metallic or Paint to Sample (from October without contrasting painted twin stripes).

Twin stripes painted on the bonnet, roof and rear spoiler in light Sports Grey emphasise the car’s sporty design.

The iconic Pepita pattern can be seen on the door panels and seat centres in the interior, while two-tone, semi-aniline leather upholstery in Black/Classic Cognac creates an appealing contrast with the exterior colour.

The powertrain concept is equally unique: the 3.7-litre, twin-turbo flat-six engine (911 Sport Classic: fuel consumption combined (WLTP) 12.6 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined (WLTP) 285 g/km, fuel consumption combined (NEDC) 12.8 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined (NEDC) 292 g/km) transmits its 405 kW (550 PS) to the road via the rear wheels only.


In combination with the seven-speed manual gearbox, the new 911 Sport Classic is the most powerful manual 911 available today.

The gearbox has an auto-blip function that compensates for engine-speed differences between the gears with a brief burst of revs when shifting down.

The standard sports exhaust system is specially tailored to the model for an even more emotive sound experience.


The suspension, based on that of the 911 Turbo and 911 GTS models, meets high performance requirements: thanks to the standard Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), its shock absorbers respond to dynamic changes at lightning speed.

PASM is combined as standard with the sports suspension, which features a 10-mm lower ride height.

Delivery will be available from European Porsche Centres from July onwards and additional markets will follow.