Here's a special edition to slaver over: Porsche today announced plans to build a limited run of the new 911 Sport Classic. Inspired by the Carrera RS 2.7 in parts of its wardrobe, the 911 Sport Classic will be built in very limited numbers with just 250 cars planned. Perhaps on account of its price – it'll cost well over double the cost of a regular 911 Carrera S...
The 911 Sport Classic is designed to showcase the bespoke skills of Porsche Exclusive, Stuttgart's do-anything-for-anyone personalisation division. It has added the new double-bubble roof to the wide-body Carrera S bodyshell, and that ducktail rear spoiler archly echoes the 1973 RS 2.7's iconic rump.
What about the tech changes on the 911 Sport Classic?
It's a rear-drive Carrera S foundation, so you get the regular 3.8-litre direct-injection flat six – but fettled some. There's a new resonance intake manifold with six vacuum-controlled switching flaps – enough to raise power by 23bhp for a 408bhp total.
Porsche's six-speed manual gearbox is standard-fit, while the PCCB ceramic brakes are part of the package. The Sport Classic sits 20mm lower on its sports suspension pack and those 19in alloys are custom-made and identifiable by their black-painted rim.
Inside the Porsche 911 Sport Classic (2009)
Porsche Exclusive has thrown its full gamut of Harry Potter magic dust over the Sport Classic's cabin. The designers have let their hair down and trialled some novel materials, including leather strips woven with yarn for the seat fabric.
There is one big stumbling block, however. The 911 Sport Classic will cost an eye-watering £140,049.
The new 911 goes on sale in January 2010, after its debut at the 2009 Frankfurt motor show.