Staff, 2022-12-19 17:31:08,
At a very heady $513,000, it sits at the top of the Porsche and 911 model range, and is as exclusive as a production 911 can get. Porsche’s 911 Sport Classic is limited to just 1250 globally, produced by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, and revives the style of the 1970s. And at least four of them are set to arrive in New Zealand in January.
It’s also the second of four collector’s items from Porsche’s Heritage Design, as part of a four-car strategy that will release a new model every two years, according to Boris Apenbrink, whom we spoke to exclusively at the Goodwood Festival in June, during his 20th year with Porsche.
“There are two [specialist] arms,” says Boris, of Porsche’s exclusive division, and proud owner of a 964/911. “The GT cars driven by motorsport, and Exclusive Manufaktur cars are mainly driven by design and emotion, suitable for everyday but being special.
“This [Sport Classic] is part of our Heritage Design strategy, how we could bring back the most iconic things of Porsche past into modern cars. We started with seat patterns as the basic start of the idea: four iconic materials to represent the decades: from ‘50s (corduroy), ‘60s (pepita), ‘70s (pasha) and ‘80s (tartan).”
With the Sport Classic, the pepita houndstooth interior is coupled with the number 60 decal on the door to link it all together, along with a circular heritage badge on the engine grille that mimics the badges used in 1963 given to owners…
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