Only 1,963 will be made.
Pricing starts at $343,000.
GT3 power will less mass.
If you’ve a fan of the Porsche 911, this one’s for you. Something exceptional this way comes as, in honor of the 60th anniversary of their iconic sports car, Porsche has unveiled the 911 S/T, an undeniably unique blend of pure power, driving pleasure, and motoring heritage. This could very well be the greatest modern 911, period.
As we peek into the heart of this beast, the 911 S/T comes alive with a glorious naturally aspirated 4.0-litre boxer engine, boasting an impressive 518 hp and a maximum engine speed of 9,000 rpm. Straight from the 911 GT3 RS, this high-revving engine coupled with a lightweight clutch and short-ratio manual transmission offers what no other supercar can in 2023: an exhilarating driving experience. Also, it’s fast. It’ll smash the 0 to 100 km/h launch in 3.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of 300 km/h.
This car’s philosophy reflects Porsche’s rich GT and motorsport heritage. Agility and drivability are enhanced by the reduction of rotating mass in the engine, wheels, and brakes. All these enhancements are not merely for the track but optimized for a fast-road setup. This masterpiece responds instantaneously and with pinpoint precision, implementing every driver’s command immediately – I know, I got to drive a GT3 Touring last year.
Bearing the name of a race version of the 911 S, first introduced in 1969, the 911 S/T encapsulates the spirit of the original model and transfers it to the current generation. Its design combines elements of the 911 GT3 RS with the body of the 911 GT3 with Touring Package, supplemented with lightweight components specially developed for the 911 S/T.
The 911 S/T’s kerb weight is a mere 1,380 kg, courtesy of the carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) used in making the front hood, roof, front wings, and doors, making it the lightest model of the 992 generation, or all of 40 kg less than the GT3 Touring manual. Further contributing to its agility are 20-inch (front) and 21-inch (rear) lightweight centre-locking magnesium wheels., a lithium-ion starter battery, and lightweight glass as standard features.
The exclusivity of the 911 S/T extends to an optional ’60 Years of the 911′ Heritage Design Package which retails for $23,220. The unique Shoreblue Metallic exterior colour and Ceramica wheel rim colour, and the classic-design Porsche crest adorning the front, wheel center caps, steering wheel, the standard CFRP full bucket seat headrests, and car key, offer a nod to the historic roots of the 911 S/T. The addition of the semi-aniline leather trim in Black/Classic Cognac leather and perforated Dinamica roof lining enhances its luxurious charm.
This triumphant tribute will be released in a limited run of 1,963 cars, marking the year when the story of the iconic 911 began. Starting at $343,900, including the exclusive Chronograph 1 watch – 911 S/T, the 911 S/T will arrive on Canadian shores in the second quarter of 2024.
As an automotive journalist, I am expected to be a purveyor of objectivity, but it’s hard not to be moved by the 911 S/T. Happy Anniversary, Porsche 911. Here’s to many more.