Selasa, 10 September 2013

Frankfurt Show 2013 Highlights: 2013 Porsche 911 50 Years Edition

Porsche is celebrating 50 years of its 911 with a special edition version that is scheduled to reach UK showrooms in September after its premiere at the Frankfurt motor show.

Limited to 1963 units worldwide — 1963 being the year in which the 911 was born — the 50 Years Edition is based on the 395bhp 911 Carrera S.

Mechanical tweaks include a wider body that’s usually reserved for Carrera 4 models, dynamic cornering lights, a specially tuned PASM suspension system and a sports exhaust.

With the seven-speed manual transmission the 911 50 Years Edition can dispatch the 0-62mph sprint in 4.5sec and hit 186mph.

In dual-clutch automatic 'PDK' form, it can achieve 0-62mph in a quicker 4.3sec but reach a slightly slower 185mph. Combined economy is a claimed 29.7mpg and 32.5mpg respectively.

Styling changes include 20-inch five-spoke alloy wheels inspired by the classic Fuchs wheels, special badges, different wing mirrors, two colour choices unique to the 50 Years Edition and bespoke chrome trim.

Inside, there are myriad modifications that pay homage to the original 911. The dials are finished in green, with white pointer needles and silver caps on the instrument pivot pins, while the seat fabric is reminiscent of the original tartan design from the 1960s.

Additionally, the trim inlays on the dashboard, door cards, centre console and transmission surround are finished in brushed aluminium.

Standard equipment includes a limited-slip differential with torque vectoring, 14-way electrically adjustable seats, a 4.6-inch colour sat-nav and media system, climate control and bi-xenon headlights.
The Porsche 911 50 Years Edition is available to order now, priced from £92,257. The first UK deliveries will arrive in September.

Thanks to: Autocar

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