Porsche has just raised a glass to the 60-year legend that is the 911 with the launch of a very special anniversary edition: the 911 S/T. Drawing inspiration from the past while firmly stepping into the future, this limited run of 1,963 examples is engineered to excite. Hold onto your helmets, petrolheads, this is a car built to set your pulse racing. The heart of the beast? A high-revving 4.0-litre boxer engine borrowed from the 911 GT3 RS, producing a colossal 525 PS. Coupled to a manual gearbox for the first time, and combined with a lightweight clutch, it’s all about the purity of the drive.
From its agile running-gear setup to its resolute lightweight design, the 911 S/T tips the scales at a mere 1,380 kilograms. The use of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) and other weight-saving measures provides the nimbleness and agility you expect from a 911. The optional Heritage Design Package, paying tribute to the 911 S of the late 60s, adds a splash of vintage charm.
So, what’s it like behind the wheel? Well, imagine a wild stallion that responds to your every whim. Steering, acceleration, braking—everything feels immediate, precise, electrifying. It’s a driving experience that redefines visceral, accentuated by the car’s commitment to pure road driving, rather than track tearing. For the Porsche purists, the name S/T echoes back to 1969’s special race version of the 911 S, known as the 911 ST. This new incarnation is like a time capsule, bringing the spirit of yesteryear to the modern generation.
The design of the 911 S/T is an amalgamation of Porsche’s rich motorsport legacy and GT prowess. An ensemble of lightweight materials including CFRP and magnesium wheels, paired with technological marvels like the PCCB system and lithium-ion starter battery, makes this machine a masterstroke of engineering. It’s 40 kg lighter than a manual 911 GT3 Touring, and its new lightweight clutch and shorter gear ratio make the engine’s response feel like a symphony of speed.
Sprint to 100 km/h? Done in just 3.7 seconds. Top speed? A hair-raising 300 km/h. But it’s not just about sheer power; the 911 S/T’s aerodynamics are fine-tuned for public roads. The spoiler’s Gurney flap, magnesium wheels, and specific tyre configuration ensure a handling experience that seems to defy physics.
Inside, full bucket seats hug you tightly, while the classic green colour scheme on the instrument cluster is a subtle nod to Porsche’s history. The optional Heritage Design Package allows for personalisation, including exclusive colour options like Shoreblue Metallic and Ceramica, with additional flourishes like starting numbers and a decorative foil on the doors. An interior dressed in cloth seat centers in Classic Cognac with black pinstripes, two-tone semi-aniline leather, and elements from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur adds to its charm.
For those looking to match their wrist to their ride, Porsche Design is also offering the exclusive Chronograph 1—911 S/T. This titanium timepiece, reflecting the lightweight design principle, features a rotor in the design of the magnesium wheel of the 911 S/T.