Porsche Preparing To Unleash New Retro-Inspired 911

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Looks like the limited-edition Porsche 911 Sport Classic is making a comeback.

The new track-focused 911 GT3 only debuted a few months ago, but we know that Porsche is still working on several new variants of the 992-generation sports car. For purists, Porsche will launch a new 911 GTS, which will slot in between the 911 Carrera S and the GT3.

Now, our spies have caught Porsche testing another mysterious 992 prototype that seemingly confirms the return of the 911 Sport Classic. Limited to 250 examples, the last Sport Classic was based on the 997-generation 911 and featured retro styling cues inspired by the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 including a ducktail spoiler.

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While we've already spied several 911 Turbo prototypes being tested with a ducktail spoiler, this latest prototype has some noticeable design changes. The front and rear bumpers appear to have been borrowed from the Turbo S, but the lack of prominent air intakes in the rear fenders suggest this prototype is not based on a Turbo model.

It also has a double-bubble roof, that ducktail spoiler, and center-lock wheels. Powertrain details haven't been confirmed but it could share the same specifications as the new 911 GTS, which is expected to generate around 470 hp since it will slot below the 911 GT3.

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This will be an improvement over the last Sport Classic, which packed a naturally aspirated 3.8-liter flat-six producing 408 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. It remains to be seen what Porsche is planning with the 911 Turbo that was previously spotted with a ducktail spoiler, but it could be offered as an optional package.

Production of the new 911 Sport Classic will likely be limited to a few hundred units, just like its predecessor. We still don't know when the new 911 Sport Classic will debut, but it could arrive later this year or early next judging from this latest sighting.

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