The new Porsche 911 Sport Classic will debut in February according to our source.
Last week, we got our first look at the new Porsche 911 Turbo facelift. The refreshed 991 is expected to go on sale in 2023, but another new variant will arrive before then: we're talking about the new Porsche 911 Sport Classic.
Over the last year, Porsche has been caught testing a mysterious Carrerra prototype with retro styling cues, sparking rumors that the 911 Sport Classic is making a comeback. This will be the first time Porsche has sold the 911 Sport Classic since 2010 for the 997 generation. Before its debut, our spies have sent us some new photos of the Porsche 911 Sport Classic performing some final testing.
The most obvious change that sets the 911 Sport Classic apart is the prominent ducktail spoiler reminiscent of the one on the original 911 Carrera RS from the 1970s. Elsewhere, the prototype features a double-bubble roof and the lines of the unique hood match the roof. It's riding on center-lock wheels but we expect the final version to wear Fuchs-style wheels.
The power source of the new 911 Sport Classic remains unknown but it will likely share the same engine as the 911 GTS. This means it will be powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine producing 473 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque.
Apart from some tape covering the sides of the ducktail spoiler and in the middle of the rear lights, the prototype is undisguised, so the official reveal can't be too far away.
Our source tells us the new Porsche 911 Sport Classic will break cover next February. Also expect the special-edition sports car to be built in limited numbers. Production of the last 911 Sport Classic was limited to just 250 units but the new version will reportedly be restricted to 2,000 examples. Expect to pay a premium over the regular 911 Carrera, which starts at $101,200.