Porsche 911 50 Years Edition

Commemorating the iconic Porsche 911‘s Golden Jubilee is the aptly-christened Porsche 911 50 Years Edition, which is set to follow the footsteps of the original Type 901 by debuting at the Frankfurt show in September.

Limited to 1,963 examples (guess why?), the special edition is based on the current-gen Carrera S, but borrows the wide body from the Carrera 4 series, which is 44 mm broader across the rear wheelarches.

A 3.8 litre flat-six feeds 400 hp to the back wheels, allowing the Porsche 911 50 Years Edition to sprint to 100 km/h from rest in 4.5 seconds, en route towards a 300 km/h top speed (4.3 seconds, 296 km/h with PDK).

Porsche 911 50 Years Edition

Porsche claims an NEDC combined fuel consumption of 9.5 litres per 100 km and CO2 emissions of 224 grams per km (8.7 litres per 100 km, 205 grams per km with PDK).

What’s a 911 without Fuchs alloys? These 20-inch jobs, finished in matte black, are inspired by the legendary design. The engine compartment grille fins, front air inlets and the bridge between the tail lamps feature bespoke chrome strips.

The Porsche 911 50 Years Edition can be had in either Graphite Grey, Geyser Grey (two colours unique to this model) or a regular black shade.

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Two-tone 3D-effect ‘911 50’ logos adorn the rear lid, headrests, rev counter, door sill plates and passenger side fascia strip. Helping the car stand out further are high-gloss window frames and SportDesign exterior mirrors.

That’s not all – inside, the instruments get green labelling, white pointer needles and silver caps, while the leather sports seats, which can be had in grey or black, have a fabric centre trimmed in a 1960s tartan design.

Standard equipment includes a sports exhaust system, PASM active suspension, PTV torque vectoring with rear LSD, a 4.6-inch colour touch-screen with GPS, auto climate control and bi-xenon headlamps. The Porsche 911 50 Years Edition will arrive in UK showrooms in September.