/IAA 2013: Porsche 911 50 Years Edition

IAA 2013: Porsche 911 50 Years Edition

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Porsche’s 50th anniversary celebrations continue with the launch of the limited Porsche 911 50 Years Edition at the Frankfurt Motor Show . As an homage to the year the 911 was born, this celebratory model is limited to 1963 units, and comes with special exterior and interior appointments.

Mechanically, the Porsche 911 50 Years Edition is based on the Carrera S model with a 400bhp flat-six engine and two wheel drive. That means the whopping £92,257 asking price is mostly due to the unique paint job and a couple of badges.

The 911 50 Years is based on the C2S, but it benefits from Carrera 4’s wide body which is 44 mm broader across the rear wheel arches. It gives the car a bolder presence and also, combined with the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), with special tuning to complement the increased track width, results in better handling.

As for the unique features that set the Porsche 911 50 Years Edition apart, you get bespoke chrome strips on the fins of the engine compartment grille, unique 20-inch five-spoke alloy wheels in FUCHS design with matt black paint with machine-polished centres, and unique colors including a darker Graphite Grey and a lighter Geyser Grey metallic.

Inside, you get 911 50 logo three-colour embroidery on the head restraints – it also appears in a 3D effect on the rear lid – and as a two-colour logo on the rev counter and the aluminium door sill plates. There is also green labelling on the instruments with white pointer needles and silver caps on the instrument pivot pins, and retro ‘Pepita’ tartan design upholstery from the 1960s.

Powered by a 400 hp 3.8-litre flat-six engine, the Porsche 911 50 Years Edition sprints from 0-62 mph in 4.5 seconds (4.3 secs with PDK) and can reach a top speed of 186 mph (185 mph with PDK). The NEDC Combined fuel consumption is 29.7 mpg (32.5 mpg with PDK), which equates to CO2 emissions of 224 g/km (205 g/km with PDK).

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