New retro sports car is coming

The next addition to Porsche’s growing series of retro heritage design models has been explored.

The series began in 2020 with the advent of the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design and expanded with the 911 Sport Classic earlier this year, both based on the current 992-generation 911. The next in the series is thought to be a modern take on the 911 2.5 S / T track car launched in 1971.

The prototype of our recent spy shots looks like the testers of the 911 GT3 Turing, although with unique elements like the double-bubble roof, which Porsche also used the 911 Sport Classic, as well as a temporary panel with a new front fender vent design hidden below. The 911 has a small lip spoiler attached to the standard integrated rear spoiler, and the engine cover has a roundabout like the 911 Sport Classic “Porsche Heritage” inscription.

1972 Porsche 911 2.5S / T

1972 Porsche 911 2.5S / T

Although the 911 Sport is based on the classic 911 Turbo S, the 911 GT3 Turing fits in well with the modern 911 S / T, as the original is a lightweight, track-centric model designed for the customer’s race. It was first offered in late 1971 and is only available in limited numbers.

And while the 911 Sport Classic has a wider mechanical mode than the 911 Turbo S from which it originated, we don’t expect the same for the 911 S / T. This means it will probably keep the 911 GT3 Turing’s 4.0-liter flat-6 and engine stock 502-hp rating. The 911 GT3 Turing offers a choice between a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic or a 6-speed manual, and the manual can only be fitted to the 911 S / T in keeping with the car’s retro position.

A debut expected in early 2023 ৷ Porsche is expected to launch another model in the Heritage Design series soon. According to a report last year, this additional model will be a modern take on the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 homologation special, which suggests that it may be based on the upcoming 911 GT3 RS. Stay tuned.

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