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2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic- 09.09.09

porsche911-1.jpgBeauty in Technology post series sponsored by Samsung’s new LED TVs! Final post in this series exploring random beauty in technology, NOTCOT style. Let me just take a second here to say a huge THANK YOU, SAMSUNG. As you may have noticed, they are doing quite a bit of sponsoring here on NOTCOT, and they’ve been making some impressive leaps and bounds on the design side of their tech lately ~ so it’s been an honor to work with them, and have them support what i’m doing here! (Especially when they let me help do it MY way, have it look fun, and basically just further enable me to write about what i love!). So, Samsung, if you’re listening, thanks for that. You guys have been amazing. Now on to that lustworthy porsche i’ve been drooling over for about a week…

I kid you not, i’ve been a bit behind and traveling, but since i laid eyes on that press release, this beauty has been open in my tabs, and every time i start getting a post together i get distracted by how cute it is… So on to the facts: Debuting at the Frankfurt auto show this month - 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic. Limited to 250 pieces, the Porsche Exclusive team has been fine tuning this one for 3 years - “Porsche Exclusive is Porsche’s Specialist Department for the most outstanding customised versions of Porsche cars going beyond even the highest standard of the Company’s regular production models.” So are you ready to see more drool inducing pics and the full press release? Check it out on the next page… video too!

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PRESS RELEASE:

The 911 Sport Classic - Exclusive for 250 Fans of the 911

Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has refined the DNA of the 911 to what must be the most supreme standard of class and style in the 911 Sport Classic available to a strictly limited number of very special 911 enthusiasts. Creating this unique model, Porsche is bringing back the tradition of exclusive small series built in very small numbers. The 911 Sport Classic will be presented at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and is limited in production to just 250 cars.

This very special 911 from Porsche Exclusive has been developed over a project period of about three years, with lots of love for detail, catering especially for the most demanding group of genuine aficionados. Porsche Exclusive is Porsche’s Specialist Department for the most outstanding customised versions of Porsche cars going beyond even the highest standard of the Company’s regular production models.

The unique character of this very special 911 comes out at very first sight in the newly developed double-dome roof. A further highlight of this sports car based on the rear-wheel-drive Carrera S is the wider rear body up by 44 millimetres or 1.73” and the wider track on the rear axle. The striking SportDesign front apron with its unique spoiler lip and the rear spoiler fixed in position like the legendary ducktail on the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 round off the unmistakable look of the 911 Sport Classic. Power comes from Porsche’s 3.8-litre with Direct Fuel Injection, increased in this case, also through the introduction of a newly developed resonance intake manifold with six vacuum-controlled switching flaps, by 23 bhp to 408 horsepower for even more outstanding performance.

The 911 Sport Classic comes exclusively with a six-speed manual gearbox. PCCB Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes ideally reflecting the sporting character of this exclusive 911, PASM sports suspension lowering the entire car by 20 mm or 0.79”, as well as the mechanical rear axle differential and custom-made 19-inch wheels with their rim star painted black all come together to offer a perfect match for the character of this most exclusive car.

The very special, highly sophisticated interior of the 911 Sport Classic bears powerful testimony to one of the core competences of Porsche Exclusive and is characterised by new materials never used before even by Porsche. One example is woven leather made up of smooth leather strips and woven yarn featured on the seat centrepieces of the newly designed adaptive sports seats complete with light-grey piping and on the door panels.

The dashboard including a wide range of inserts and add-on components is finished in Espresso Nature natural leather, providing a distinctive contrast to the exclusive body paint in Sport Classic Grey.

Marking the introduction of this special limited edition model, Porsche Design Driver´s Selection is likewise introducing a range of new and very special products at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The limited edition AluFrame Trolley as well as a polo-shirt, a cap and a personalised lanyard take up the colour concept of the 911 Sport Classic, and in good time for the introduction of the new car a top-quality 1:43 model will also be available.

Sales of the Porsche 911 Sport Classic are starting in January 2010. The Euro base price of the car without value-added tax and national specifications is Euro 169,300.-.

The retail price and market launch date vary by region or country. Please contact the Porsche PR Manager of your country in order to receive country-specific information.

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Excellent video. Where in the world was this driving sequence shot? It looks like a spectacular driving road.

----- Sean J. 20.11.09 11:46

169k euro…
the turbo without VAT is 122k euro…

this is a custom Carrera S with body kit and trims only.

----- M! 10.09.09 00:02

I’m so glad porsche finally did something new and original…

----- Philip 09.09.09 17:31

Nice. I’ve always liked Porsches in white, but I still prefer the voluptuous awesomeness of the Cayman. The first time I saw one of these in white, my jaw was on the floor. So gorgeous!

----- Annabel 09.09.09 17:19

hi jean…

LLOOOOVVVEEEE that gorgeous porsche. what i wouldn’t give for a few hours alone on the california back-roads with that beauty.

i noticed mentioned that you left that link open for a while in your tabs… having always meant to get to it.

well, you should check out http://opentabs.typepad.com/

it’s nothing complicated, but just a place to post tabs that i’ve left open throughout the day. and also a place for others to share what tabs they’ve got open.

it’s simple and straightforward. and always has some fun content to discover.

if you like it, or the idea, feel free to throw a few of your opentabs in there too.

thanks! and keep up the AWESOME posts..

-a

----- adam 09.09.09 10:53

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