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In a year packed with iconic automotive anniversaries, we find yet another one coming out of Zuffenhausen, there have been so many that we’ve lost count. Ok, that’s an exaggeration, but you get the picture. We’ve shared a few special-edition Porsches released this year to commemorate the automaker’s 75th anniversary, then there was something to celebrate Porsche and the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and nit it’s an inception-style anniversary. The limited-number Porsche you see here has been called the 911 S/T, and its creation was to celebrate the actual 911 nameplate within the Porsche brand as it turns 60 years old this year. To help aficionados more easily remember the year that the world was introduced to the 911, that of 1963, just 1 963 examples will be made. While you can see aesthetics have little bits done here and there to distinguish the car from a ‘regular’ 2023 911 example, and those changes do look very, very good indeed, it’s the whole philosophy behind the 911 S/T. A lightweight design to afford the best in purist driving experiences. This means the car is a lot more special than it looks because under that rear hatch sits the powertrain from the iconic 911 GT3 RS. Not only did the Porsche engineers fit in what is arguably the best normally-aspirated motor in existence today, they mated it to a manual transmission. That’s absolutely amazing, and over and above the limited number of the 911 S/T cars making them desirable by collectors, the plain fact that it features the powertrain that it does means it’s a desirable car for any red-blooded automotive fanatic.

The 911 S/T has 386 kW on tap with 465 Nm of torque, and with a competent driver, the normally-aspirated 4.0-litre boxer motor and the 6-speed manual transmission will get the car up to 100 km/h in as little as 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 300 km/h. Tipping the scales at just 1 380 kg translates to an agile drive, making it easier than it should be to wring its neck on track days - well for the very few that will be driven as intended. It’s taken inspiration from the cars of old, and the optional Heritage Design Package is based on the racing version of the 911 S from the late 1960s and early 1970s. The package makes for an amazing-looking Porsche. That new Shoreblue Metallic paint and the Ceramica wheels are exclusive to the 911 S/T. The doors feature a starting number from 0 to 99, and decorative foil can be applied on request. The S/T wears a classic-design Porsche crest from the original 911 and it’s found on the hub caps, steering wheel, headrests and key - for the logo and 911 S/T badging is in gold. .There are cloth centres in the seats in Classic Cognac with black pinstripes joined to 2-tone semi-aniline leather trim in Black/Classic Cognac leather, a perforated Dinamica roof lining, and other elements from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur finish off the package. It looks like the car will cost a mere R6 400 000 here in SA, which is a fair chunk of change. We’d love to see one on our shores, and if it pops up at Porsche SA we’ll head on down there to drool all over one because head office is only 6 km away.

Take a look at the YouTube video showing off yet another new limited edition Porsche created to celebrate a milestone anniversary, which in this specific case is an anniversary within an anniversary. Some special editions have celebrated the automaker's 75th anniversary, while in that 75 years, the 911 nameplate was created, and that turns 60 this year making the new 911 S/T a double-whammy celebration that's sure to be one of those models that appreciates in value just a little more than the rest.: The new 911 S/T: 60 years of the Porsche 911 | Porsche

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