2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the world’s most iconic sports car, the Porsche 911. The German car maker has been celebrating this occasion over the past few months every chance they got, from the Goodwood festival to the Amelia Island concourse. And now comes the inevitable 50th anniversary special edition of the Porsche 991.
To be released in September, the 911 50 Years Edition is based on the 911 Carrera S, which means it has the 400hp flat-six engine and two wheel drive, but it features the wide rear-end of the Carrera 4 models.
This car has a 44mm wider rear track than the standard Carrera S, so to cope Porsche fitted it with a new Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). This is a unique setup, the liveliness of the two-wheel-drive and the extra grip and traction of the wider track. A bespoke a sports exhaust system is also installed as standard. The car also features Porsche Torque Vectoring (PTV) with rear limited slip differential.
Visually, the 50 Years Edition comes with chrome strips on the fins of the engine compartment grille, which is a very nice touch, as well as special trims on the front air inlets, and a strip across the car between the rear lights. There is also a set of unique 20-inch five-spoke rims inspired by the legendary ‘Fuchs’ wheels. Two special colors of darker Graphite Grey and a lighter Geyser Grey metallic, and special badges complete the looks. Interior features include ‘Pepita’ tartan design leather inspired by the 1960s models, new instruments, and brushed aluminum trim package.
The Porsche 911 50 Years edition is limited to 1963 units, an homage to the year when the very first 911 was born, and it is priced from £92,257 in the UK.