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Porsche to unveil 50th Anniversary 911

Porsche's 50th Anniversary 911 is loaded with details that hark back to the 1963 original.

Porsche is set to commemorate half a century of the iconic 911 nameplate with a new 50th Anniversary Edition. Due to make its first public appearance at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the limited edition will be based on the existing Carrera S.

This means a two-wheel drive configuration and 294kW 3.8 litre flat six, but will be wrapped in the wider body usually reserved for the Carrera 4, GT3 and Turbo variants.

Limited to just 1963 cars worldwide (in reference to the year of the first 911), the 50th Anniversary Edition will be identified by unique 20 inch wheels, styled to ape the classic Fuchs design.

Unique body details include specific “911 50” badging, chrome elements to the front air intakes, and the engine cover and rear valance feature retro-styled grilles to mimic the original 911.

Three body colours will be available, including monochrome black, and the unique graphite and geyser metallic greys.

Other features include Porsche’s Active Suspension Management (PASM) system, along with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), and both 7-speed manual and PDK automatic transmissions will be available. 

On the inside, the “911 50” will be repeated in the instrument cluster, along with numerous retro touches such as unique houndstooth seat trim and aluminium trim highlights from the Porsche Exclusive catalogue.

Porsche has confirmed that the model will make its way to Australia, but is yet to confirm exact numbers.

Local pricing will kick off at $270,100, representing a $27,000 premium over the regular Carrera S manual, and the first examples are expected to arrive before the year’s end.

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