The New Porsche 911 S/T

In 1963, Porsche introduced the first 911. Now celebrating its 60th birthday, the brand has crafted something unique yet traditional for a limited set of 1,963 buyers: the Porsche 911 S/T. It might just be the ultimate embodiment of the classic 911.

Unsurprisingly, this unique anniversary edition is poised to claim the title of the priciest 911 ever, as Porsche South Africa confirmed a cost of R6,326,000 inclusive of a five-year Driveplan. (Price correct at time of publication.)

The Porsche 911 S/T features the same potent 4.0-litre flat-six boxer found in the GT3 RS, driving its thrilling performance. Generating an identical output of 386 kW and 465 Nm of torque, it maintains a revving capacity up to 9,000 rpm. Diverging from the GT3 RS, this Porsche features a six-speed manual transmission featuring shorter ratios and an exclusive lightweight clutch. These specifications enable the Porsche 911 S/T to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds, surpassing the manual GT3 by two-tenths and outpacing the GT3 RS by half a second. 

The Porsche 911 S/T focuses on driveability with an emphasis on maintaining agility and nimbleness. To achieve this goal, Porsche has incorporated magnesium wheels, a rear-axle anti-roll bar made from CFRP, lightweight glass, and a single-mass flywheel to manage its overall weight effectively. 

Porsche has revamped the entire setup - including the chassis, wheels, powerplant, and frame - to amplify acceleration and ensure optimal cornering and traction. Notably, this 911 stands out as the sole model is equipped with a double-wishbone front-axle and multi-link rear suspension while excluding rear-axle steering.

The S/T’s Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake system provides a seamless and efficient braking experience. 

Porsche’s focus on weight reduction made this the lightest 992 ever. Although the GT3 Touring’s exterior appears mostly unchanged, significant modifications are found in the composition of the hood, roof, and doors, all constructed using carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP). Notably, the centerlocking wheels follow an alternated design with a 20-inch size at the front and a larger 21-inch size at the rear, crafted from magnesium to cut weight. 

The interior has front bucket seats, also crafted from CFRP, and for those seeking customisation, there is the option to select the four-way adjustable sports seats. Noteworthy too, the lightweight flywheel, previously highlighted, contributes to a remarkable reduction of 23 pounds in rotating mass.

The use of ceramic composite brakes, a lithium-ion starter battery, lightweight glass, minimised insulation, and the decision to forgo rear-axle steering collectively contribute to achieving a total curb weight of 3,056 pounds. This edition represents a reduction of 70 pounds compared to the stick-shift 911 GT3 Touring.

Porsche also provides an exclusive Heritage Design Package aimed at enhancing the individuality of the 911 S/T. This package encompasses the Shoreblue Metallic exterior colour and Ceramica wheel rim shades. Upon request, the doors can feature a chosen starting number ranging from 0 to 99, alongside an optional decorative foil. Noteworthy is the incorporation of the classic-style Porsche crest derived from the original 911, elegantly showcased on the front, hub caps, steering wheel, headrests, and car key, highlighting the deep-rooted historical essence of the 911 S/T

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