The Porsche 911 Sport Classic has been revealed as the latest entry into Stuttgart’s Heritage Design collection, featuring retro-inspired styling cues in tribute to one of the marque’s most celebrated historic models.
- The 911 Sport Classic pays homage to the 1972 911 Carrera RS 2.7
- Powered by a 550hp, 3.7-litre turbocharged flat six petrol engine
- Only offered with a 7-speed manual that send power to the rear wheels
2022 Porsche 911 Sport Classic: exterior and interior design
Mechanically based on the Porsche 911 Turbo, the second-generation Sport Classic – as with the similarly conceived Porsche 997.2-generation version – pays homage to the 1972 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7. It’s the second of four planned models to feature a heritage-inspired design, following the Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design edition revealed last year.
The new 911’s bespoke livery is inspired by the Fashion Grey paint first seen on the Porsche 356 and features lighter-coloured, hand-painted racing stripes and customisable numbered decals on the sides. Inside the car, the door panels and seats are finished with two-tone upholstery that uses Porsche’s classic Pepita houndstooth design.
But it’s the characteristic ducktail rear spoiler and 1970s-style Fuchs alloy wheels that most obviously mark the Sport Classic out from its standard range-mates and link it visually with its 1972 inspiration, a model than now ranks among the most collectable 911 variants ever produced.
2022 Porsche 911 Sport Classic: mechanical changes
The limited-run car is powered by the same 3.7-litre turbocharged flat six as the 911 Turbo, sending 550hp and 600Nm to the rear axle through a 7-speed manual transmission (not available on the PDK-only 911 Turbo), which currently makes it the most powerful manual 911.
Ceramic brakes, a sports suspension system and 20-inch front and 21-inch rear centre-lock wheels are all standard. The model completes 0-100kph in 4.1sec and has a top speed of 315kph.
The Porsche 911 Sport Classic weighs 1,570kg, which is 70kg lighter than the standard 911 Turbo, and it is positioned between the GTS and the Turbo in terms of performance statistics.
A total of 1,250 examples will be made, and the right-hand-drive version of the car will make its debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.