Porsche is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the 911 with a special edition designed for maximum driving pleasure. The Porsche 911 S/T, limited to 1,963 units, focuses on consistent lightweight construction and a puristic driving experience. For the first time, the high-revving engine of the 911 GT3 RS transfers its power to the road via a manual transmission and lightweight clutch.
For the anniversary of the iconic 911 sports car, the engineers in Weissach have designed a particularly puristic and fun-to-drive sports car: the 911 S/T. The exclusive anniversary model combines the strengths of the 911 GT3 models with touring package and 911 GT3 RS and offers a unique combination of agility and driving dynamics. It combines the naturally aspirated, 386 kW (525 hp, 911 GT3 RS: fuel consumption* combined (WLTP) 13.4 l/100 km, CO₂ emissions* combined (WLTP) 305 g/km) strong four-liter boxer engine from the 911 GT3 RS with a short geared manual gearbox. Added to this are consistent lightweight construction and a chassis set-up optimized for agility and driveability. The 911 S/T weighs just 1,380 kilograms (empty DIN, including all liquids) and is therefore the lightest model of the 992 generation.
Porsche’s GT and motorsport expertise was incorporated into the design of the anniversary model. This is expressed in particularly light-footed and agile handling, which is designed for maximum driving pleasure on winding country roads. The reduction of the rotating masses in the engine as well as in the wheels and brakes ensures a particularly spontaneous response. The S/T reacts directly and without delay to the driver’s commands. Every steering movement, every pressure on the accelerator or brake pedal is implemented immediately and precisely. Unlike the 911 GT3 RS, the focus of the development of the 911 S/T was not on the circuit, but on driving on public roads.
Porsche 911 S/T and Porsche 911 S/T with Heritage Design Package
The naming identifies the new 911 S/T as a descendant of a particularly sporty version of the first 911 generation. From 1969, Porsche offered the 911 S with a special competition version. Internally, these vehicles were called 911 ST. Modifications to the chassis, wheels, engine and body significantly improved the longitudinal and lateral dynamics. Large spoilers or other aerodynamic aids were not used on these models. The new 911 S/T takes up the spirit of the original 911 S (ST) and transfers it to the current model generation of the Porsche 911. The anniversary model combines elements of the 911 GT3 RS with the body of the 911 GT3 with touring package and supplements them Lightweight components specially developed for the 911 S/T. This creates a unique driving experience within the 911 GT portfolio.
The 911 S/T achieves its particularly agile and direct handling, among other things, through consistent lightweight construction. The front lid, the roof, the front fenders and the doors with the distinctive indentations are made of light carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). The same applies to the roll cage, rear axle stabilizer and thrust panel (reinforcement element on the rear axle). As standard, Porsche is also equipping the anniversary model with magnesium rims, the PCCB ceramic brake system, a lithium-ion starter battery and lightweight glass. With reduced insulation, the elimination of rear-axle steering and weight savings in the drive area, the 911 S/T achieves a curb weight according to DIN of just 1,380 kilograms. This means that the street athlete weighs around 40 kilograms less than a manual 911 GT3 Touring.
The Porsche engineers 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 kilograms. This noticeably improves 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 ratio than in 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 seconds. The top speed is 300 km/h. The emotional driving experience is underscored by the distinctive sound of the standard lightweight sports exhaust system. The 911 S/T is the only 911 of the current generation to combine a double wishbone front axle construction with a multi-link rear axle without rear-axle steering. Dampers and control systems were tuned accordingly.
Use on public roads is also the focus of the aerodynamic measures on the 911 S/T. The anniversary model is equipped as standard with a tear-off edge (“Gurney Flap”) on the retractable rear spoiler. The standard equipment also includes lightweight magnesium wheels measuring 20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the rear with central locking. On the front axle, Ultra High Performance tires in size 255/35 ZR 20 ensure a high degree of mechanical grip. On the rear axle, the 911 S/T rolls on tires of dimension 315/30 ZR 21. CFRP full bucket seats are standard. The four-way sports seat Plus is available as an alternative at no extra charge. The instrument cluster and the clock in the Sport Chrono Package are designed by Porsche in a historic green color scheme.
As an option, Porsche offers the 911 S/T with an exclusive Heritage Design Package. The new exterior color Shore Blue Metallic and the rim color Ceramica are exclusively available for this particularly elegant variant. If desired, a set of decorative foils and a freely selectable starting number from 0 to 99 can be applied to the doors. Porsche crests in the classic design of the original 911 on the front, wheel covers, steering wheel, headrests and on the vehicle key underscore the historical roots of the 911 S/T. In the interior, the center seat panels made of fabric in Classic Cognac with pinstripes in black create a further reference to history. The package is supplemented by a two-tone semi-aniline leather interior in black/classic cognac with extended leather features, a roof liner in perforated Dinamica and other elements from the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. The “Porsche” lettering and the model designation “911 S/T” on the rear of the vehicle are gold.
Porsche Design exclusively offers customers of the 911 S/T the Chronograph 1 – 911 S/T. Equipped with a titanium case, uncoated and blasted for weight reasons, this exclusive wristwatch takes up the lightweight construction concept of the puristic 911 special model.
Chronograph 1 – 911 S/T
The heart of the chronograph is the Porsche Design WERK 01.240 with COSC certification and flyback function. It is powered by a rotor that takes up the design of the magnesium wheel of the 911 S/T.