60th Anniversary of the 911 with the Porsche Special Editon 911 S/T
Porsche is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the 911 with a special edition built for maximum driving enjoyment: in a limited run of 1,963 examples, the Porsche 911 S/T offers resolutely lightweight design and a purist driving experience. The exclusive anniversary model unites the strengths of the 911 GT3 with Touring Package and the 911 GT3 RS and delivers a unique combination of agility and driving dynamics. It combines the naturally aspirated, 386 kW (525 PS) 4.0‑litre flat-six engine from the 911 GT3 RS with a short-ratio manual transmission. This is complemented by resolutely lightweight construction down to the tiniest detail and a running-gear setup optimised for agility and drivability. The 911 S/T weighs just 1,380 kg (DIN kerb weight), making it the lightest model of the 992 generation. The optional Heritage Design Package underscores a lineage that goes back to the racing version of the 911 S, which posted a string of motorsport triumphs in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The design of the anniversary model incorporated a high level of GT and motorsport expertise from Porsche. This is reflected in its particularly nimble and agile handling, which is designed for maximum driving enjoyment on winding country roads. The reduced inertia of the rotating masses ensures a particularly instantaneous response to all inputs from the driver. Every steering movement, every ounce of pressure on the accelerator or brake is implemented immediately. Unlike the 911 GT3 RS, the focus of the development of the 911 S/T has been not on track use, but rather on driving on public roads.
The name marks out the new 911 S/T as the descendant of a particularly performance focused version of the first 911 generation. From 1969, Porsche offered a special racing version of the 911 S. Internally, these vehicles were called 911 ST. Modifications to the chassis, wheels, engine and body significantly improved their performance and handling. Large spoilers and other aerodynamic enhancements were not yet used in these models. The new 911 S/T takes up the spirit of the original 911 S (ST) and transfers it to the current generation of the Porsche 911. The anniversary model combines elements of the 911 GT3 RS with the body of the 911 GT3 and supplements it with exclusive components. The result is a unique driving experience within the GT portfolio of the 911 range.
Two design icons inseparably united To mark the 60th anniversary of the iconic Porsche 911, Porsche Design is launching an anniversary edition of the Chronograph 1: the Chronograph 1 – 911 S/T. Like the new Porsche 911 S/T, the anniversary chronograph is limited to exactly 1,963 pieces, because it is exclusively reserved for owners of the car. The Porsche 911 and the Porsche Design Chronograph 1 are two icons of the same origin: both were designed by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. The founder of Porsche Design was inspired by this premise in 1972: “For me, it was about creating a watch to match the car.” This is as true today as it was then, because the Chronograph 1 – 911 S/T reprises the design of the eponymous special edition in numerous details.
The case of the Chronograph 1 – 911 S/T is made of an uncoated and blasted titanium reminiscent of the lightweight design concept of the Porsche 911 S/T. The dial and rehaut of the watch are inspired by the historic style of the instruments in the Porsche 911 S/T, with the number ‘60’ in red referencing the anniversary of the 911. The numbers and the day and date indicators are in luminous Phosphorus Green, while the stopwatch second hand adopts the colour of the rev counter. Another reference to the manual 911 S/T is a printed shift pattern. This element is in Silver in the Chronograph 1 – 911 S/T, while the same element is in Gold in the Chronograph 1 – 911 S/T Heritage.