911 PORSCHE DESIGN 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
To celebrate 50 years of Porsche Design, Porsche AG have unveiled an exclusive limited edition 911 named in honour of the milestone...
Limited to just 750 vehicles, the new 911 Porsche Design 50th Anniversary Edition, has many features and details that pay homage to the iconic designs of Ferdinand Alexander (F.A.) based on the 911 Targa 4 GTS which include the plain Black exterior, the classic checked pattern of the Sport-Tex seat centre panels and the red second hand of the Porsche Design Subsecond clock from the Sport Chrono Package, which is provided as standard.
The 911 Porsche Design 50th Anniversary Edition comes in Black or, optionally, in Jet Black Metallic. The Targa bar is painted in Platinum (satin finish). The ‘Porsche Design’ decorative film on the doors also comes in this contrasting colour. The limited-edition model has the same wheels as the 911 Turbo S: 20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the rear. The rims are also painted in Platinum (satin finish), and the hub covers have coloured Porsche crests. The brake callipers are painted in Black (high-gloss), as are the main features of the standard Sport Design package. The special edition also features an exclusive ‘Porsche Design 50th Anniversary Edition’ badge on the slats of the rear lid grille. While the ‘911’ logo on the rear apron is Black.
In the interior the designers were also inspired by the iconic product designs of F.A. Porsche. It has Sport-Tex equipment with special leather features in Black, while the contrasting seams are Slate Grey. The centre panels of the seats have a classic check pattern in Black and Cool Grey. Eighteen-way electrically adjustable Adaptive Sports Seats Plus with a memory package come as standard, as does the Sport Chrono Package with the Porsche Design Subsecond clock on the dashboard.
The small second hand is red – another shared trait with the Chronograph I from 1972. The leather-bound GT sports steering wheel has the 12 o’clock marking in Slate Grey – the same colour as the seat belts. The headrests are embossed with the ‘Porsche Design 50th Anniversary’ logo, which can also be found on the black, brushed aluminium door entry guards.
Other special features include a Silver ‘911’ badge with a limited edition number on the dashboard trim and the ‘F.A. Porsche’ signature. The latter is also embossed on the lid of the centre console storage compartment.
Since the launch of the 992 two and a half years ago, the GTS models have been an attractive addition to the 911 range. The turbocharged three-litre, flat-six engine delivers 353 kW (480 PS; 911 GTS Models: fuel consumption combined (WLTP) 11.4 – 10.4 l/100 km, CO₂ emissions combined (WLTP) 259 – 236 g/km, fuel consumption combined (NEDC) 10.7 – 9.7 l/100 km, CO₂ emissions combined (NEDC) 243 – 221 g/km), while maximum torque is 570 Nm. As an alternative to the eight-speed Porsche dual clutch transmission (PDK), a seven-speed manual gearbox with a shorter gear lever and very short shift action is also available.
Additionally buyers can also purchase a special version of the new edition of the legendary Chronograph I from Porsche Design the first completely matt black wristwatch with a stopwatch function.
With its black dial, red second hand, luminescent hour markers and anti-reflective glass for optimal readability, F.A. Porsche modelled the watch on the low-reflection cockpit of a racing car.
The limited edition number is engraved on the back of the case, inextricably linking the watch and the sports car. The watch is powered by the COSC-certified Porsche Design movement 01.240, which has a flyback mechanism that allows stopping, zeroing and starting of successive time intervals in a single action. A red flyback logo features on the dial.