By Otsile Kadiege
To mark the special anniversary of the iconic 911 sports car, the engineers in Weissach have designed a highly purist sports car dedicated to sheer driving enjoyment – the 911 S/T. The exclusive anniversary model 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.
At the heart of the new 911 S/T is a naturally aspirated, 386 kW 4.0-litre boxer engine from the 911 GT3 RS. It’s paired to with a short-ratio 6-speed manual transmission. This is complemented by a resolutely lightweight construction and a running-gear setup optimised for agility and drivability. Porsche claims the S/T will sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 300 km/h.
Less weight, more power and better handling
The 911 S/T’s front bonnet, roof, front wings and the 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 (stiffening element on the rear axle).
As standard, Porsche also fits the anniversary model with magnesium wheels, the PCCB system, a lithium-ion starter battery and lightweight glass. With reduced insulation, the omission of rear-axle steering and weight savings in the powertrain, the 911 S/T achieves a DIN kerb weight of just 1,380 kg, making it the lightest model of the 992 generation.
Porsche engineers also developed a new lightweight clutch exclusively for the 911 S/T. In conjunction with a single-mass flywheel, it is said to reduce the weight of the rotating mass by 10.5 kg which is said to noticeably improve the responsiveness of the naturally aspirated boxer engine. It’s also fitted as standard with a lightweight sports exhaust system.
911 S/T exterior and interior
The aerodynamics of the Porsche 911 S/T are also optimised for the public road rather than the racing track. The anniversary model is equipped as standard with a Gurney flap on the extending rear spoiler. Standard equipment also includes 20-inch (front) and 21-inch (rear) lightweight centre-locking magnesium wheels. Ultra-high-performance 255/35 ZR 20 tyres, meanwhile, ensure a high level of mechanical grip at the front of the car. On the rear, the 911 S/T features 315/30 ZR 21 tyres. CFRP full bucket seats come as standard. The four-way-adjustable Sports Seat Plus is 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.
911 S/T Heritage Design Package
The Porsche 911 S/T is offered with an optional exclusive Heritage Design Package. The new exterior colour Shoreblue Metallic and the wheel rim colour Ceramica are exclusively available for this particularly elegant variant. On the doors, a starting number from 0 to 99 as well as a decorative foil can be applied on request. The classic-design Porsche crest from the original 911 that adorns the front, the hub caps, the steering wheel, the headrests and the car key underscores the historic roots of the 911 S/T. The interior also features cloth seat centers in Classic Cognac with black pinstripes, which are another homage to heritage. Two-tone semi-aniline leather trim in Black/Classic Cognac leather with extensive leather surrounds, a roof lining in perforated Dinamica, and other elements from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur round out the package. The Porsche logo and the 911 S/T model designation on the rear of the car are in Gold.
Porsche Design is exclusively offering customers of the 911 S/T the Chronograph 1 – 911 S/T. Featuring a titanium case, uncoated and blasted for weight-saving reasons, this exclusive timepiece goes all in on the lightweight design principle of the new purist 911 special edition. The heart of the chronograph is the Porsche Design WERK 01.240 with its COSC certification and flyback function. It is operated with a rotor in the design of the magnesium wheel of the 911 S/T.
Locally, the new Porsche 911 S/T is priced from R6,326,000.
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