The lightest model of the current generation of 911s, Porsche's limited edition 911 S/T is a bold machine for the automotive purist. With a name inspired by Porsche's race versions of the 911 S, this car is certainly no slouch in the performance game: its 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds and top track speed of 186 mph promises an exhilarating driving experience.
As part of the German marque's 60th-anniversary celebrations, 1963 cars will be produced, with an optional '60 Years of the 911' Heritage Design Package available to prospective buyers.
Engine and performance
Porsche's 911 S/T features the same 4.0-liter high-revving naturally aspirated boxer engine as the widely acclaimed 911 GT3 RS, enabling it to produce 518 hp and reach a maximum engine speed of 9,000 rpm. Porsche has optimized every aspect of this car's internal combustion engine to improve handling. The reduction of rotating mass in the engine, wheels, and brakes enables better responsiveness. These cement the German manufacturer's commitment to chasing performance.
The new lightweight clutch developed for the S/T works harmoniously with a single mass flywheel to reduce the car's rotating mass by 23 lbs, improving the responsiveness of its powerful engine. With a six-speed manual transmission and a shorter gear ratio than the 911 GT3, drivers can expect the S/T to nearly instantaneously match their inputs. Porsche's Sport Exhaust system, also designed to save weight, creates the perfect soundtrack for your driving – further adding to the appeal of this limited-edition car.
Unlike the 911 GT3 RS, it's worth noting that Porsche is gearing the 911 S/T toward journeys on public roads. As a result, this limited-edition model isn't perhaps as performance focused as its GT3 counterpart. Nevertheless, Porsche claims that the S/T is a car that integrates parts from the 911 GT3 RS into the body of the 911 GT3's Touring Package, with the addition of bespoke lightweight components developed for the S/T. With such an exclusive package, this powerful machine just begs to be driven.
Porsche is prioritizing weight reduction with the S/T and has designed almost every aspect of the car's exterior and interior to be as light as possible. The hood, roof, front fenders, doors, rear axle anti-roll bars, and shear panels are all manufactured from carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic.
Furthermore, magnesium wheels, Porsche's Ceramic Composite Brake system, a lithium-ion starter motor, and lightweight glass are all included as standard. These weight savings add up, and the S/T clocks in 70 lbs lighter than a manual 911 GT3 Touring. That's impressive for a road-focused car!
With the S/T's optimizations for road driving rather than the racetrack, it's no surprise that Porsche designed the car's aerodynamics for commuter customers rather than racers. However, that doesn't mean they've overlooked aerodynamic performance entirely.
Also included as standard is a Gurney flap and extending rear spoiler. Additionally, the car's high-performance 255/35 ZR tires enhance the front end's mechanical grip, making driving a smooth and seamless experience.
The anniversary car also has an optional Heritage Design Package to celebrate 60 years of the 911. With exterior bodywork painted in a stunning shade of Blue Metallic and wheels colored in Ceramica, drivers can add decorative foil and personalized starting numbers on the doors.
Featuring the classic Porsche emblem that adorned the original 911, together with a gold logo and model designation on the rear of the car, the Heritage Design Package is the perfect way to pay tribute to the German marque's storied history in sports car manufacturing.
As the S/T is such a sporty road car, it's no surprise that it comes with full-bucket carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic seats as standard. Prospective owners can also add Porsche's four-way adjustable Sports Seat Plus, available at no extra charge.
Inside the S/T, you'll find the instrument cluster in a classic green color scheme – another nod to Porsche's extensive automotive and motorsport heritage. Drivers opting for the Heritage Design Package will also enjoy Classic Cognac cloth seat centers with black pinstripes, matching two-tone semi-aniline leather trim, and a roof lining in perforated Dinamica.
Additionally, Porsche Design offers S/T owners the chance to buy an exclusive lightweight titanium watch to further commemorate the car's history. Named The Chronograph 1 - 911 S/T, classic green elements are generously used in the timepiece to match the color scheme of the car's Sports Chrono package. The movement behind the watch is the COSC-certified WERK 01.240. The rotor's design is in the likeness of the S/T's magnesium wheels. The watch retails at $13,500 and Porsche Design's configurator offers additional customizations at no extra cost.