Porsche 911 (991) 50th Anniversary Edition gets a price tag and more power in the US

Article by Christian A., on June 5, 2013

Porsche announced that the 911 (991) 50th Anniversary Edition will cost $124,100 in the United States, without the $950 destination charge. For those who don’t know, the German manufacturer will build only 1963 units but didn’t say how many will reach stateside.

What is even more interesting is that for the United States market, the 911 50th Anniversary Edition will be equipped as standard with a Powerkit, which increases the engine output to 430 hp and includes the Sport Chrono Paclage.

The 911 (991) 50th Anniversary Edition zooms from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.2 seconds (3.8 seconds with PDK) and has a top speed of 186 mph or 300 km/h (185 mph or 299 km/h with the PDK). The Euro-spec 911 (991) 50th Anniversary Edition is powered by the same 3.8-liter engine but on this market the car delivers 400 hp.

So, the United States might be the perfect place to buy the new limited edition. For $124,100, the customers will get a stylish 911 featuring the wide body, which is typically reserved for the all-wheel drive Carrera 4 models, but also special 20-inch wheels, chrome strips on the front air inlets, fins and engine compartment grille, and the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) as well as the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS).

Two unique colors are available, a dark graphite and a lighter geyser grey, as well as a black monochrome. The special edition 911 will also carry a two-tone 3D-effect badge on the rear lid with the numbers “911 50”.

The full-leather interior is designed in agate grey or black with decorative stitching. The vehicle features 14-way sport seats or optional 18-way sport seats plus, while the gear shift or selector lever matches the decorative panels on the dashboard, doors and center console in brushed aluminum.

The interior of the Porsche 911 anniversary edition has a number of styling touches that bring to mind the style of the original 911. These include the green labelling of the instruments as well as the silver caps and the white pointer needles on the pivot pins of the instrument. The interior also reveals a special feature -- the center panels of the vehicle’s leather seats.

They have been designed using a fabric pattern reminiscent of the “Pepita” tartan design during the 1960s. Customers will be given the chance to choose Black or Agate Grey for the leather interior, though both will come with decorative stitching. Fitted as standard are the 14-way adjustment Sports Seats with the 18-way Sport Seats Plus offered as an option.

The selector lever, or the gear shift, can be trimmed with brushed aluminum. This can be done even on the center console, doors, and the dashboard’s decorative panels. Making this possible is the custom tailoring Porsche Exclusive program. For this 50th anniversary version of the Porsche 911, two unique colors is to be offered which is the lighter Geyser Grey metallic and the darker Graphite Grey.

The brand revealed that black will also be available. Regardless of what color is chosen, they will all have the ‘911 50’ badge placed on the rear lid that has been finished using a 3D two-tone style.

This is done on the head restraints and the three-color embroidery. It can even be seen on the two-color logo on the model’s rev counter and on the aluminum door sill plates. The badge can also be seen on the fascia strip of the passenger side which is mixed with each model’s limited edition number. There are also other qualities on the exterior like the SportDesign exterior mirrors and the high-gloss window frames.

One technical highlight of the 911 anniversary edition is the Porsche Dynamic Light System, or PDLS. While it already has the bi-xenon headlights included as standard, the PDLS gives this special model a dynamic cornering function. Porsche said that in the U.K. and Ireland market, the 911 50 Years Edition will be sold for £92,257. For Germany, this special model comes in at 121,119 EUR. It will also be sold in the U.S. and priced at $124,100, excluding the destination charge of $950.

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