Unique styling is inspired by Porsche Design's first product: a watch.
Porsche is a brand full of traditions that sometimes go beyond cars. Today, the German carmaker is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of Porsche Design with a new special edition 911. Meet the 2022 Porsche 911 Edition 50 Years Porsche Design. It's a long name, we know.
Based on the 911 Targa 4 GTS, this special edition is limited to just 750 examples globally and features styling elements inspired by Porsche Design's first product, the all-black Chronograph 1 wristwatch. Every car is finished in black with Satin Platinum trim for things like the 20/21-inch center-locking 911 Turbo S wheels, the Targa bar, and Porsche Design logos found on the doors. The brake calipers come in high gloss black and there's a "50 Years Porsche Design" badge located on the engine grille.
Inside, the interior has received several enhancements like a numbered silver badge on the dashboard, a center console lid with the signature of Porsche Design founder Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the son of Ferry Porsche.
Driver and passengers will enjoy Sport-Tex seat centers with a cool checkered pattern in black and cool grey, headrests embossed with the same 50 Years Porsche Design logo, and the must-have center marker on the Slate Grey GT sports steering wheel. Porsche further upgraded the list of standard equipment over that of the standard 911 Targa 4 GTS with adaptive 18-way sports seats, Slate Grey seat belts, and the Sport Chrono Package boasting the Porsche Design Subsecond Clock. Power continues to come from the 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat-six with 473 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. Power is routed to all four wheels through the eight-speed PDK dual-clutch gearbox.
The seven-speed manual with a mechanically locking rear differential is offered at no additional cost. Those who do opt for the PDK get Porsche's Torque Vectoring Plus included. Additional standard bits include the Porsche Traction Management system.
Along with the 911 Targa, Porsche has also revealed two new watches: the Chronograph 1 - 911 50 Years of Porsche Design, and the Chronograph 1 - 1972 Limited Edition. The former, a direct tribute to the original watch released back in 1972, is included with the car. Their combined total is $195,850, not including the $1,350 destination fee. Deliveries will get underway in spring. The latter watch, limited to only 500 examples globally, is a near carbon copy of the original and has a solid titanium case back featuring the Porsche logo. It will go on sale this summer for $7,700 a pop.