The new Porsche 911 Sport Classic: back to the future

With the new 911 Sport Classic, Porsche is introducing the second of four collectors’ elements of its heritage design strategy.

Limited to 1,250 units, the small series of the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur pays homage to the style of the 1960s and early 1970s. Like its direct predecessor, the 911 Sport Classic based on the 997 introduced in 2009, this vehicle is visually inspired by the original 911 (1964-1973) as well as the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 (1972).1

“Heritage Design models symbolize the particularly emotional concepts of Porsche’s product strategy,” says Alexandre Fabage, Head of Uniqueness and Classics. With this exceptional approach, the “Style Porsche” design division, along with the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, reinterpret iconic 911 models and equipment from the 1950s to the 1980s and capture design features once again. Hanging times and limited quantities. The first special model of the series was the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition introduced in 2020 in the style of the 1950s and 1960s.

911 Sport Classic, 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition, 2022, Porsche AG

911 Sport Classic, 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition, 2022, Porsche AG

This high-quality Porsche Design Chronograph has been designed exclusively for the purchase of a piece of the collection. With so many details, this visually connects seamlessly with the new 911 Sport Classic. As part of the Heritage Design Classic collection2 Select interior items from the new 911 Sport Classic will also be available for most current 911 models.

With the wide body specific to the 911 Turbo models, the legendary “duck tail” fixed rear spoiler and the double dome roof, the new 911 Sport Classic underlines its exceptional position.

As with the first 911 Sport Classic (Type 997) from 2009, designers took inspiration from the modern gray color of the first Porsche 356 for the exclusive paint job of the small series. “The new 911 Sport Classic heralds the era of Sport Gray Metallic,” says Michael Mauer, Head of Fashion at Porsche. “Grey is never boring, it makes an impression often and it’s always cool.” As an alternative to the exclusive Sport Gray Metallic, the new 911 Sport Classic is also available in Black, Gray Metallic, Gantian Blue Metallic or the color of your choice.3 Available. The dual-stripes painted on the front apron, roof and rear spoiler in Light Sport Gray emphasize the sporty look.

Michael Mauer, Head of Porsche Style, 911 Sport Classic, Heritage Design Package Classic, 2022, Porsche AG

Michael Mauer, Head of Fashion at Porsche

Inside, the iconic Pepita fabric pattern adorns the door mirrors and seat center sections. The two-tone semi-aniline leather interior in classic Cognac black/cognac provides an elegant contrast to the exterior.

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The driving concept is also unique: 3.7-liter V6 Twin-Turbo Boxer engine (911 Sport Classic: total fuel consumption (WLTP) 12.6 l / 100 km, CO2 emissions * (WLTP) 285 g / km, combined fuel consumption * ( NEDC) 12.8 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined* (NEDC) 292 g/km) brings its 405 kW (550 hp) output to the road exclusively via the rear wheels. In combination with a seven-speed manual transmission, the new 911 Sport Classic is currently the most powerful manual 911.

The transmission has an auto-flash function, which compensates for differences in gear between gears with targeted, double-clutch bursts when shifting to a lower gear. The standard sports exhaust system has been engineered specifically for the model and delivers a more emotional sound experience.

Design, technology and a lot of history

A conversation with Grant Larson, Daniela Milosevic, Chris Holzinger and Boris Appenbrink about the new 911 Sport Classic.

Derived from the 911 Turbo and 911 GTS, the chassis meets high performance standards: thanks to the standard Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system, the dampers respond to dynamic changes in a jiffy. PASM and sports suspension are combined and lowered by ten millimeters as standard.


1 The new 911 Sport Classic can now be ordered. It will be available to European traders from July 2022, and other markets will follow.

2 It is expected to be available from September 2022, and more information can be found in the Internet Car Configurator at

3 It is expected to be available from October 2022 and without differently painted double stripes.

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