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Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition – Celebration with an exclusive limited edition model

Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition (as you already figure it out) is Porsche‘s way of celebrating 50 years of existence by launching a special anniversary edition. This limited edition will be officially presented to the public at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (Open to public 14 – 22 September / Press days 10 – 11 September / Trade days 12 – 13 September).

Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition

1963 Porsche 911 (left) & Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition (right)

Porsche marks 50 years of existence by launching a special edition of 911. This is called 911 50th Anniversary Edition and will be produced in only 1,963 copies.

Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition – Design & Engine & Price

In 1963 Porsche unveiled the first generation of the 911, originally called Type 901.The Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition pays tribute to the original model and will be presented to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show this fall.

This limited production model is driven by a six-cylinder boxer engine whose power is transmitted only to the rear axle. Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition uses wider bodywork, usually reserved for the Carrera 4 models.

The six-cylinder boxer engine develops 400 horsepower and is the same as the one that animates the Carrera S model, the list of amenities including the Porsche Active Suspension Management system (PASM) with special tuning to improve roadholding when cornering. In addition, the eviction was set for a particular sound with emotional intonations.

Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition has 20-inch wheels, similar to the legendary Fuchs wheels that were mounted on the first 911 from 1963. The optical blocks use the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDL) with bi-xenon headlights.

The 1,963 copies will be available in two unique colors. The first is Graphite dark gray and the second Geyser light gray. For the most conservatives, Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition can be ordered in black. Each car is identified by a two-color logo with 3D effect set on the rear “911 50”.

The logo is also found on the interior dashboard clocks and headrests. Inside we find a series of elements inspired by the 1963 Porsche 911. The dashboard indicators are illuminated in green and use white needles and silver elements, just like the model launched 50 years ago. Another special feature is the leather upholstery with elements reminding of the classic Pepita tartan fabric that was used by the first generation of the 911.

The gearshift lever is made of polished aluminum and comes from the Porsche Exclusive program. Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.5 seconds (4.3 with the PDK gearbox) and can reach a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph), 298 km/h with PDK (185 mph).

The limited series models will be available in Germany starting from 23 September 2013 and the base Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition price is EUR 121,119 VAT included ($124,100 in the US, not including a $950 destination charge).

Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition – Fuel economy: City 13.8–12.2 l/100 km; Highway 7.1–6.2 l/100 km; Combined 9.5–8.7 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 224–205 g/km.

Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition

For five decades, the 911 has been the heart of the Porsche brand. Few other automobiles in the world can look back on such a long tradition and with such genuine continuity as the Porsche 911. It has been inspiring car enthusiasts the world over since its debut as the Type 901 at the IAA International Automotive Show in September 1963. Today it is considered the quintessential sports car, the benchmark for all others. The 911 is also the central point of reference for all other Porsche series. From the Cayenne to the Panamera, every Porsche is the most sporting automobile in its category, and each one carries a piece of the 911 philosophy.

More than 820,000 Porsche 911s have been built, making it one of the most successful sports cars in the world. For each of its seven generations the engineers in Zuffenhausen and Weissach have reinvented it, time and time again demonstrating to the world the innovative power of the Porsche brand. Like no other vehicle, the 911 reconciles apparent contradictions such as sportiness and everyday practicality, tradition and innovation, exclusivity and social acceptance, design and functionality. It is no wonder that each generation has written its own personal success story. Ferry Porsche best described its unique qualities: “The 911 is the only car you could drive on an African safari or at Le Mans, to the theater or through New York City traffic.”

In addition to its classic yet unique lines, the Porsche 911 has always been distinguished by its advanced technology. Many of the ideas and technologies that made their debut in the Porsche 911 were conceived on the race track. The 911 was committed to the performance principle from the start, and motor racing is its most important test lab. From the very beginning it has been at home on circuits all over the world, earning a reputation as a versatile and dependable winner. Indeed, a good two thirds of Porsche’s 30,000 race victories to date were notched up by the 911.

For Porsche, the 50th anniversary of this iconic sports car is the central theme of 2013. There will be a wide variety of anniversary events, starting with the “Retro Classics” automobile show in Stuttgart. From March 7-10 the Porsche Museum will ring in the anniversary year with four special exhibits: an early-model 911 Turbo Coupe, a 911 Cabriolet study from 1981, a 1997 street version 911 GT1 and the pre-series Type 754 T7. This chassis by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche was a milestone on the way to the 911 design.

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