Porsche announces “50 years of 911” option package

Article by Christian A., on July 12, 2013

Back in June, Porsche unveiled the 911 (991) 50 Anniversary Edition, a limited edition model that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic 911. Well, that is not all as the German manufacturer also revealed the fact that is now offering its 911 customers a customized equipment package.

Called “50 years of 911”, the option package package goes to the heart of what has made the 911 unique over its 50 years, a combination of exceptional performance and everyday utility.

According to Porsche, this package can be ordered for all 911 Carrera models, including the “50 years of 911” anniversary model whose production is limited to 1963 units.

The anniversary package consists of: the Sport Chrono package, Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including navigation module, the telephone module, front and rear park assist and seat heating for the driver and front passenger.

The package is offered for 4,911 euros including VAT. Depending on the specific 911model version, this can result in a price advantage of as much as 34 per cent compared to the sum of individual prices for the optional features.

Still, this is not for everybody, as the “50 years of 911” option package is available across Europe except in Russia and Switzerland.

When Porsche unveiled the very first 911 – initially known as type 901 – in 1963, this sports car managed to capture the attention of fans and enthusiasts around the world. This year, Porsche is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 911, and plans to do so by unveiling a limited edition model at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show this September.

Just like the original model, the Porsche 911 50 Years Edition offers a characteristic profile and a rear-mounted, flat-six engine that sends power to the rear wheels. Despite this classic setup, the limited edition model exudes a modern appeal thanks to its body styling, active sports suspension and efficient performance. The Porsche 911 50 Years Edition represents the fact that this sports car managed to make contradictory elements complement each other -- performance and efficiency as well as tradition and innovation.

Although the Porsche 911 50 Years Edition is derived from the 911 Carrera S, it features a wider body that is around 44 mm broader across the rear wheel arches. Of course, the limited edition’s distinct exterior is laden with an array of elements that helped the 911 become a successful offering. For instance, the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) has been especially tuned to complement the car’s wider track, thereby allowing the limited edition to offer outstanding cornering dynamics. In addition, the Porsche 911 50 Years Edition is provided with a sports exhaust system.

Serving as the heart of the Porsche 911 50 Years Edition is a 3.8-liter flat-six engine that delivers 400 hp of max output. At this power level, the engine allows the Porsche 911 50 Years Edition to accelerate from standstill to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) in only 4.5 seconds (4.3 seconds with PDK) and achieve a top speed of 186 mph (185 mph with PDK). A

s per NEDC cycle, the new Porsche 911 50 Years Edition could travel up to 29.7 miles (combined) per gallon of fuel, which is equivalent to a fuel consumption rate of 9.5 liter per 100 km). The new Porsche 911 50 Years Edition also emits 224 grams of carbon dioxide per km. When PDK is availed, the limited edition’s mileage is at 32.5 mpg (8.7 l/100km) while its emissions are at 205 g/km.

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