The new Porsche 911 S/T
The 60th-anniversary model 911 is a limited run of 1,963 cars with a high-revving engine from the 911 GT3 RS. It could be a lot of fun.
To mark the special anniversary of the iconic 911 sports car, the engineers in Weissach have designed a highly purist sports car dedicated to sheer driving enjoyment: the 911 S/T. The exclusive anniversary model unites the strengths of the 911 GT3 with Touring Package and the 911 GT3 RS and delivers a unique combination of agility and driving dynamics. It combines the naturally aspirated, 386 kW (525 PS) 4.0-litre boxer engine from the 911 GT3 RS with a short-ratio manual transmission. This is complemented by resolutely lightweight construction and a running-gear setup optimized for agility and drivability. The 911 S/T weighs just 1,380 kilograms (DIN curb weight, incl. all fluids), making it the lightest model of the 992 generation. The optional Heritage Design Package draws inspiration from the racing version of the 911 S from the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The design of the anniversary model incorporated GT and motorsport expertise from Porsche. This is reflected in its nimble and agile handling, designed for maximum driving enjoyment on winding country roads. Reducing rotating mass both in the engine and the wheels and brakes ensures particularly dynamic responsiveness. The S/T responds to driver commands instantaneously. Every steering movement and ounce of pressure on the accelerator or brake is implemented immediately and precisely. Unlike the 911 GT3 RS, the focus of the development of the 911 S/T has been not on track use but instead on journeys on public roads.
The name marks the new 911 S/T as the descendant of a particularly performance-focused version of the first 911 generation. From 1969, Porsche offered a particular race version of the 911 S. Internally, these vehicles were called 911 ST. Modifications to the chassis, wheels, engine, and body significantly improved acceleration, braking, traction, and cornering grip. Large spoilers and other aerodynamic aids were not yet used in these models. 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. The anniversary model combines elements of the 911 GT3 RS with the body of the 911 GT3 with Touring Package and supplements it with lightweight components specially developed for the 911 S/T. The result is a unique driving experience within the 911 GT portfolio.
Lightweight construction from the wings to the clutch
Among other measures, the 911 S/T achieves its particularly agile and direct handling through consistent lightweight design. The front bonnet, roof, front wings, and doors, with their striking inlets, are made of lightweight carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP). The same applies to the roll cage, rear axle anti-roll bar, and shear panel (stiffening element on the rear axle). Porsche also fits the anniversary model with magnesium wheels, the PCCB system, a lithium-ion starter battery, and lightweight glass, all standard. With reduced insulation, the omission of rear-axle steering, and weight savings in the powertrain, the 911 S/T achieves a DIN curb weight of just 1,380 kg. This makes the car, optimized for a fast-road setup, a further 40 kilograms lighter than a manual 911 GT3 Touring.
Porsche engineers developed a new lightweight clutch exclusively for the 911 S/T. In conjunction with a single-mass flywheel, it reduces the weight of the rotating mass by 10.5 kg. This noticeably improves the responsiveness of the naturally aspirated boxer engine, which now builds revs with especially bracing speed and directness. Coupled with a six-speed manual transmission with a shorter gear ratio than on the 911 GT3, the high-revving engine in the 911 S/T delivers even more immediacy in its dynamics. It propels the 911 S/T to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds. It achieves a top speed of 300 km/h. The compelling soundscape of the standard lightweight sports exhaust system heightens the exhilarating driving experience. The 911 S/T is the only 911 of the current generation to combine a double-wishbone front-axle design with a multi-link rear axle without rear-axle steering. The dampers and control systems were tuned accordingly.
The aerodynamics of the 911 S/T are also optimized for the public road rather than the racing track. The anniversary model is equipped as standard with a Gurney flap on the extending rear spoiler. Standard equipment includes 20-inch (front) and 21-inch (rear) lightweight center-locking magnesium wheels. Meanwhile, ultra-high-performance 255/35 ZR 20 tires ensure a high level of mechanical grip at the front of the car. The 911 S/T features 315/30 ZR 21 tires on the rear. CFRP full bucket seats come as standard. The four-way-adjustable Sports Seat Plus is available at no extra charge. The instrument cluster and the clock of the Sport Chrono package are finished in a classic green Porsche color scheme.
The 911 S/T is offered with an optional exclusive Heritage Design Package. The new exterior color Shoreblue Metallic and the wheel rim color Ceramica are exclusively available for this elegant variant. On the doors, a starting number from 0 to 99 and a decorative foil can be applied on request. The classic-design Porsche crest from the original 911 that adorns the front, the hub caps, the steering wheel, the headrests, and the car key underscores the historical roots of the 911 S/T. The interior also features cloth seat centers in Classic Cognac with black pinstripes, which are another homage to heritage. Two-tone semi-aniline leather trim in Black/Classic Cognac leather with extensive leather surrounds, a roof lining in perforated Dinamica, and other elements from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur round out the package. The Porsche logo and the 911 S/T model designation on the car's rear are Gold.
Porsche Design exclusively offers customers of the 911 S/T the Chronograph 1 - 911 S/T. This exclusive timepiece goes all in on the lightweight design principle of the new purist 911 special edition, featuring a titanium case, uncoated and blasted for weight-saving reasons. The heart of the timepiece is the Porsche Design WERK 01.240 with its COSC certification and flyback function. It is operated with a rotor in the design of the magnesium wheel of the 911 S/T.
The new Porsche 911 S/T can now be ordered for 292,187 euros, including VAT. The Heritage Design Package costs 17,505 euros, including VAT. The Chronograph 1 - 911 S/T is available for 11,950 euros.