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992 Sport Classic Leaked, 550hp RWD Manual

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The new 911 Sport Classic comes in limited production of just 1,250 units and revives the unique 911 style of the 60's and 70's.

The new 911 Sport Classic is the second of four collectible models introduced by Porsche from the Heritage Design family.

The limited edition Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur will have a total of 1,250 vehicles and will revive the style of the 1960s and early 1970s.

Its uniqueness is underlined by the wide body - normally only intended for 911 Turbo models -, a stable rear spoiler in the style of the legendary "Ducktail" Carrera RS 2.7 , as well as exclusive Sports Grey Metallic paint with painted double stripes. The roof with its impressive dynamic recess, is another unique feature of the 911 Sport Classic.

The hood and roof are made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) for weight savings. The matrix LED headlights in black with the Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus) and the unique paint on the fixed edge of the spoiler complete the unique sporty design on the front of the vehicle. The 911 Sport Classic has 20- and 21-inch wheels.

Inside, the iconic pepita checkered pattern is located on the door panels and in the center of the seats, while the two-tone black / classic cognac leather upholstery gives an elegant contrast to the exterior color.

The philosophy of the drivetrain is equally unique: the 3.7-liter, twin-turbo flat-six engine transmits 550 PS on the road through the rear wheels alone. Combined with the seven-speed manual transmission, the new 911 Sport Classic is the most powerful manual 911 of all time.

The 911 Sport Classic can be ordered from April 28, 2022 and will be available from Porsche's European dealerships from July.
 

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I wonder if next years 911-60Jahre will be based on this. :dont know:

It doesn't seem possible it's 9 years since all the 911-50 celebrations.
 
Wow, now that's my kind of car!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Of course, not a snow ball's chance...of getting one and no doubt some will be flipped for silly money, within 6 months to a year.

At c£215k with a few options, it looks like excellent value against the price of a well-specced Turbo, for the fortunate few anyway.

Given the grunt of the Turbo in a RWD configuration, I'm somewhat surprised they didn't fit the N/A GT3 motor instead but maybe they wanted a more torquey setup? It looks like they've retuned the Turbo engine, in a number of ways:

Turbo Vs 992 Sport Classic (Turbo)
Power: 580PS @ 6,500RPM Vs 550PS @ 6,750RPM
Torque: 750NM @ 2,250 - 4,500RPM Vs 600NM @ 2,000 - 6,000RPM

Obviously they've reduced the Torque for the manual 'box but in the Sport Classic, Maximum Torque is now spread over a much wider rev range (2,250 Vs 4,000)! The Turbo engine in the Sport Classic provides 70NM more Torque than the Carrera S's 3.0 turbo (530NM) and 130NM more than a GT3's 4.0 N/A (470NM).

Could be wrong but I suspect that instead of the side intakes, they're drawing in air from the lower edge of the rear grille (before the Ducktail). Edit: Since confirmed via another article.

Again, I'm guessing they've retained the Turbo's electronically deployable lip spoiler, to reduce front end lift at higher speeds and balance the Ducktail. Edit: Seems I was mistaken, in fact, the SC doesn't carry over the Turbo's deployable lip spoiler.

Looks lovely in Agate, without the side decals - sigh. Oh well can but dream.

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Nice thing but the wheels kill it.

Not that I'd be able to afford one anyway. :grin:
 
Marky911 said:
Nice thing but the wheels kill it.

Not that I'd be able to afford one anyway. :grin:

they should have come up with a new set of wheels

 
Yep, something with thinner or more aggressive looking spokes. Those things are flat, bulky and look like they weigh a ton.

It's all subjective though. :thumb:
 
I've driven a 992. My biggest gripe with 992 is steering which lacks feel and is very digital. I'd struggle to part with £209k without a drive for anything. Worlds gone mad. Good looking car though. Best looking 992 so far
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Close-up of how the Ducktail is designed, note the opening below the engine grille (presumably for the intercoolers) and unlike the original Ducktail, a Gurney flap along its trailing edge.

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Can't compute the dislike for the wheels? Though I may be biased, as I have the very similar 50th Anniversary version :lol: To me they're a nice modern version of the original Fuchs, with the bright petals. I would have thought they'd be Forged but it doesn't mention that on the configurator and I can't find a reference elsewhere. Be a strange world if we all liked the same thing though, so each to their own :thumb:
 
911Time said:
Turbo Vs 992 Sport Classic (Turbo)
Power: 580PS @ 6,500RPM Vs 550PS @ 6,750RPM
Torque: 750NM @ 2,250 - 4,500RPM Vs 600NM @ 2,000 - 6,000RPM

Obviously they've reduced the Torque for the manual 'box but in the Sport Classic, Maximum Torque is now spread over a much wider rev range (2,250 Vs 4,000)! The Turbo engine in the Sport Classic provides 70NM more Torque than the Carrera S's 3.0 turbo (530NM) and 130NM more than a GT3's 4.0 N/A (470NM).

Apologies in advance for being a boring pedant but the Turbo will have over 600NM from the SC's 2000 to 6000rpm so the SC doesn't really have a wider rev range torque spread does it :thumb:
 

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