Prepare to be blown away.
Porsche is certainly no stranger to nostalgia. It prides itself on its past, specifically with rare and extremely special 911s. One perfect example was the 911 R, a rear-wheel-drive, six-speed manual-equipped special edition from the previous 991 generation. Enthusiasts went crazy for it and prices quickly shot up to the $1 million mark. And now, Porsche is at it again.
Motor Trend claims the German automaker is planning not one but three new 911 models in the very near future. First up is what will be called the 911 Sport Classic, which our spy photographers snapped while out testing last summer. It seems the name will stick as it's quite appropriate.
The formula sounds almost too good to be true: Turbo S power (640 hp), RWD, and a manual. Think of it as something like a detuned GT2 RS, only with the stick shift. Sources claim output could be jacked up to 650 hp. Production will be limited to only 250 examples.
The second new model will be called the 911 ST. Model historians may remember the ST name from the early '70s when it was used for a track-focused 911 that featured enhanced fenders to allow for fatter tires. The new 911 ST will bring back those fenders along with the GT3's flat-six that'll see an increase from 500 hp to around 550 hp. Lastly, and we hope you're sitting down for this one, Porsche is planning a 50th anniversary 911 RS.
Set to debut for 2023, the reborn RS will utilize the Carrera GTS's twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter with 472 hp and 420 lb-ft. It'll have an improved power to weight ratio over the GTS following a diet shaving off unnecessary weight. It'll be the ultimate enthusiast driving experience. The last time Porsche did a 50th anniversary model was back in 2014 with the regular 911. That special edition featured a houndstooth interior, some additional power, and unique badging. Needless to say, it was a smash hit.
We're fully confident Porsche will do the upcoming 911 RS right given its proven history. So start saving your pennies, everyone. You'll be glad you did on delivery day.