Rumored Upcoming High-Po Porsche 911s Blend Nostalgia With Power

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Rumored Upcoming High-Po Porsche 911s Blend Nostalgia With Power

Porsche’s history is thick with legendary performance versions of its singular 911, and to its credit the company does nostalgia right. And it’s about to blow your mind, remixing some evocative, classic 911 ideas with the greatest modern hardware it has to offer. Are you sitting down? Porsche is cooking up a 911 Sport Classic packing rear-wheel-drive, a manual transmission, and Turbo S power. The Porsche 911 ST will be essentially a new take on the 911 R offered on the previous-generation 911. And a 50th Anniversary 911 RS will celebrate the ultra-famous Carrera RS 2.7.

Let’s start with the Porsche 911 Sport Classic, which will be a redux of a special limited-edition model sold just over a decade ago. The circa 2010 Sport Classic was limited to just 250 cars, and featured a striking double-bubble roof, wider rear track and bodywork, and a ducktail spoiler that riffed on the iconic ’73 Carrera RS. The 3.8-liter flat-six made 23 additional horsepower, for a total of 408, exclusively routed through a manual transmission. Unique styling touches and custom wheels rounded out the package.

For the modern Sport Classic, as we said earlier, it’ll pair RWD, a manual transmission, and Turbo S power. People have been crying for this combination since Porsche stopped offering one on the 991. (Today’s Turbo models are exclusively all-wheel drive, so getting that power and only rear-drive is significant—almost like a slightly detuned GT2 RS but with a manual.) That’s huge. And we hope Porsche will be bold enough to turn up the wick up from 620 to 650 hp, upping the output of the astonishingly quick 911 Turbo S by a small but notable amount, but the actual figure is anybody’s guess at this point.

For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.

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