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Limited-edition Porsche 911 S/T revealed – The most expensive Porsche in South Africa

Porsche has revealed the new 911 S/T to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the 911 nameplate, with a limited run of 1,936 units to be produced.

In South Africa, the new S/T retails from a starting price of R6,326,000, the local subsidiary confirmed, thus making it the most expensive Porsche you can currently buy, an accolade that was previously held by the R5.4-million 911 Sport Classic.

The special-edition model gets its name from 911 models produced in the 1960s and 70s.

At the time, Porsche offered a race version of the 911 S badged the ST that featured modifications to the chassis, wheels, engine, and body for better on-track performance.

“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,” said the automaker.

Therefore, the new S/T aims to provide a “purist driving experience” through a lightweight design, manual transmission, performance-oriented chassis enhancements, and a high-revving, naturally-aspirated engine.

Grand tourer with the heart of a track star

The new special-edition 911 is a blend between the 911 GT3 Touring and GT3 RS, combining the body of the former with the power unit of the latter.

As a result, the coupe sports the track-focused RS’s naturally-aspirated, 4.0-litre boxer engine generating 386kW and 465Nm, mated to a short-ratio, six-speed manual gearbox that directs power to the back wheels.

This is complemented by a running-gear setup that comprises a new clutch that shaves off 10.5kg, a lightweight ceramic brake system, and a lithium-ion starter battery

Weighing just 1,380kg including all fluids, the limited-edition 911 is the lightest of the 992 generation, and its brutish foundation propels it to 100km/h in just 3.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of 300km/h.

It also saw the removal of rear-axle steering in the pursuit of weight savings and handling, as well as a unique suspension setup combining a double-wishbone front axle with a multi-link rear axle.

Design-wise, the 911 S/T incorporates elements from Porsche’s sporty GT cars with a focus on optimising aerodynamics for the public road rather than the race track.

At the rear, it receives a Gurney Flap on the electronic spoiler and it rolls on 20 and 21-inch model-exclusive magnesium wheels wrapped in “ultra-high-performance” tyres that ensure ample levels of grip.

In addition, the bonnet, roof, front wings, doors, roll cage, rear-axle anti-roll bar, and shear panel are made of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP), and lightweight glass is installed as standard, which altogether serves to make the S/T 40kg lighter than the GT3 Touring.

Inside, full CFRP bucket seats come as standard with electric Sports seats available at no extra charge, and the instrument cluster and the clock of the Sport Chrono package are finished in a classic green colour scheme.

For buyers who want the ultimate 911 S/T, Porsche offers the optional Heritage Design Package.

The add-on makes available a new Shoreblue Metallic exterior colour and Ceramica wheel rim colour which are exclusively available in the Heritage package.

On the doors, a starting number from 0 to 99, as well as a decorative foil, can be applied on request, and the classic-design Porsche crest from the original 911 adorns the front, the hub caps, the steering wheel, the headrests, and the car key to remind its owner of the historic roots of the S/T.

The interior also features cloth seat centres in Classic Cognac with black pinstripes, two-tone semi-aniline leather trim in Black/Classic Cognac, a roof lining in perforated Dinamica, and “other elements from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur,” said the automaker.

Finally, the option sees the Porsche logo and the 911 S/T model designation on the rear of the car finished in Gold.

As usual, Porsche Design is offering customers of the new sports car the opportunity to also buy the Chronograph 1 – 911 S/T mechanical wristwatch that features a titanium case, uncoated and blasted for “weight-saving reasons”, to go along with their new special-edition 911.

Porsche 911 S/T

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