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14-08-2023 | Sports Car | Editor´s Pick | News

Porsche Shows Special 911 S/T Model to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the 911

Author: Christiane Köllner

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Porsche celebrates the 60th anniversary of the 911 with a special edition: the Porsche 911 S/T. For the first time, the high-revving engine of the 911 GT3 RS puts its power on the road via manual transmission and lightweight clutch. 

To mark the 60th birthday of the 911 sports car, Porsche has designed the 911 S/T. The new 911 S/T "takes the spirit of the original 911 S (ST) and transfers it to the current model generation of the Porsche 911," Porsche says. For example, the anniversary model combines elements of the 911 GT3 RS with the body of the 911 GT3 with Touring package and supplements them with lightweight components developed specifically for the 911 S/T. Unlike the 911 GT3 RS, the development focus of the 911 S/T was not on racing track use, but on driving on public roads. The Porsche 911 S/T is limited to 1,963 units.

The Porsche 911 S/T combines the naturally aspirated 386 kW (525 hp) 4.0-litre boxer engine from the 911 GT3 RS with a short-ratio manual transmission. Added to this are lightweight construction and optimized chassis tuning. The 911 S/T is the lightest model of the 992 generation. Optionally, the Heritage Design Package borrows from the competition version of the 911 S of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Lightweight Clutch Developed Exclusively for the 911 S/T

The 911 S/T focuses on lightweight construction. The front bonnet, roof, front wings and the doors with their striking inlets are made of lightweight carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP). The same applies to the roll cage, rear axle anti-roll bar and shear panel (stiffening element on the rear axle). Porsche also equips the anniversary model with magnesium wheels, the PCCB ceramic brake system, a lithium-ion starter battery and lightweight glass as standard. With reduced insulation, the omission of rear-axle steering and weight savings in the powertrain, the 911 S/T achieves a DIN kerb weight of 1,380 kg. This makes the car, optimized for a fast-road setup, a further 40 kg lighter than a manual 911 GT3 Touring.

Porsche engineers have developed a new lightweight clutch exclusively for the 911 S/T. In conjunction with a single-mass flywheel, it reduces the weight of the rotating masses by 10.5 kg. This is intended to improve the response of the naturally aspirated boxer engine: The unit now revs up particularly quickly and immediately. Coupled to a six-speed manual transmission with a shorter gear ratio than on the 911 GT3, the high-revving engine of the 911 S/T impresses with even more spontaneous dynamics. It accelerates the 911 S/T to 100 km/h in 3.7 s. The top speed is 300 km/h. A lightweight sports exhaust system is standard. The 911 S/T is the only current-generation 911 to combine a double-wishbone front axle design with a multi-link rear axle without rear-axle steering. The dampers and control systems have been tuned accordingly.

Standard Equipped with "Gurney Flap"

The aerodynamic measures on the 911 S/T also focus on use on public roads. The anniversary model is equipped as standard with a "Gurney Flap" on the extending rear spoiler. Standard equipment also includes lightweight magnesium wheels in 20" front and 21" rear with center lock. CFRP full bucket seats are standard. The four-way Plus sport seat is available as an alternative at no extra charge. Porsche executes the Sport Chrono Package's instrument cluster and clock in a historic green color scheme.

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