Following the launch of the retrolicious 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition in 2020, Porsche is now offering the second installment of the four-part Heritage Design strategy. The second one is called the 911 Sport Classic—which succeeds the 997-based 911 Sport Classic presented in 2009. Which means two more Heritage Design cars are in the pipeline, but for now, let’s take a look at the 2022 Porsche 911 Sport Classic.
Like its aforementioned immediate predecessor, the 911 Sport Classic borrows styling cues from the original 911 (1964-1973) and the 1972 911 Carrera RS 2.7. These would include a fixed “ducktail” spoiler and a double-bubble roof. I guess the number 60 on the doors represents ’60s styling. And, while the example in the photos here is painted in Porsche 356-inspired Fashion Grey with light Sports Grey stripes, buyers can also go for solid Black, Agate Grey Metallic, Gentian Blue, or even Paint to Sample (without contrasting twin stripes).
“The new 911 Sport Classic is the first vehicle to feature Sport Grey Metallic paintwork. Grey is never boring, quite often a statement and always cool,” says Michael Mauer, Vice President of Style Porsche.
The cockpit features a black-cognac two-tone leather theme, complemented with a Pepita pattern on the door panels and seat centres. A Porsche Design 911 Sport Classic Chronograph is also exclusively available for the buyers of this collector’s car.
The new 911 Sport Classic is powered by a 3.7-litre twin-turbo flat-six motor, offering 404.5 kW (550 metric hp) and 600 Nm (442.5 lb-ft) of torque. A 7-speed manual gearbox channels the output to the rear wheels.
The gearbox has an auto-blip function that compensates for engine-speed differences between the gears with a brief burst of revs when shifting down. Porsche also said that the standard sports exhaust system is specially tailored to the model “for an even more emotive sound experience”. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with a 10 mm lowered ride height comes standard.
Porsche is building only 1,250 examples, with each starting at £209,540 (including VAT) in the UK. Prices in Germany start at EUR 276,284 (including VAT).