As you may know already, the Porsche 911 celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and in order to mark this event, the German manufacturer unveiled a special edition of the 911 (991) Carrera S. Set to debut this autumn at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), the 911 50th Anniversary Edition is a coupe with a flat-six rear engine and rear wheel drive, just like the original 911.
The anniversary 911 comes with a wide body, seen only on the all-wheel drive Carrera 4 models. This special edition will be limited to 1963 cars, a number that represents the year of the 911 world premiere. For those who don’t know, the first 911 made its debut back in 1963 at the Frankfurt Motor Show as the type 901, but due to some problems with Peugeot, who had a model named 901, the German manufacturer changed the name of its car.
The limited edition 911 is powered by a 3.8-liter engine delivering 400 hp (294 kW) and it is capable to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.5 seconds (4.3 seconds with PDK) and has a top speed of 300 km/h or 186 mph (298 km/h or 184 mph with PDK). Despite the impressive numbers, the car’s NEDC combined fuel consumption is 9.5 l/100 km (8.7 with PDK), which equates to CO2 emissions of 224 g/km (205 with PDK).
The 911 50th Anniversary Edition comes with Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with special tuning to complement its increased track width, a sport exhaust system, special 20-inch wheels that pay tribute to the legendary “Fuchs” wheels and are finished in matte black paint with machine-polished centres, chrome trim strips on the front air inlets, the fins of the engine compartment grille and the panel between the rear lights, and with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) with bi-xenon headlights and dynamic cornering lights.
Moreover, two unique colours are available, a darker graphite grey and a lighter geyser grey metallic. In addition black monochrome is also available. Each car will have a two-tone 3D-effect badge on the rear lid with the numbers “911 50”. This is repeated in three colour embroidery on the headrest and in two colours as a logo on the tachometer and the aluminium door sill plates.
Other exterior features of the special model are the high-gloss window frames and sport design exterior mirrors on the doors panels. The interior features green labelling on the instruments with white pointer needles and silver caps on the instrument pivot pins, just like the original 911 featured back in 1963.
Other special features include centre panels of the leather seats with a fabric pattern reminiscent of the “Pepita” tartan design from the 1960s. The gear shift or selector lever comes from the Porsche Exclusive program. The 911 50th Anniversary Edition is priced will cost 121,119 euros including VAT and country-specific features.