And once again, it looks like it'll be the prettiest 911 available.
Porsche delighted Californians this week when it announced having won a battle to make the manual 911 GT3 Touring legal in the state, but the automaker isn't stopping there. More good news has arrived courtesy of spy shots fresh from the Nurburgring, and in the below video, we get a pretty clear look at the new 911 Sport Classic. The last model, released more than a decade ago, was a stunning piece of art, but it's not the only car we get a good look at. The new 911 Turbo is testing too, although we have no idea what enhancements over the existing model it is hiding. But based on the video below, it's the 911 SC that is getting a proper workout as the driver nudges the limits of the track.
The 997 version of the 911 SC that was the last to be offered came with a ducktail spoiler which is clearly evident in the pics, along with other details that you wouldn't see on a mere prototype vehicle. These details included Fuchs-style alloy wheels and a ghosted pair of racing stripes along the spine of the car. That car featured a 3.8-liter naturally aspirated flat-six producing 408 horsepower, 23 more than the Carrera S of the time.
These days, the Carrera S produces much more and is now turbocharged to produce 443 hp. It's not yet clear if the new SC will again feature an engine based on the regular 911, but it does sound a little louder than the 911 Turbo that is also testing, so it could once again be offered with an N/A motor. That said, the 911 GT3 Touring may then overlap with this model.
We're not exactly sure what secrets are hiding beneath the camo of the 911 Turbo in the film, as the camo seems minimal and both the regular and Turbo S versions have already been revealed some time ago. Once again, we see a flat rear deck with a deployable rear spoiler, two exhaust outlets, and air intake scoops behind each door. Unfortunately, that's all we can say, but it's not unlike Porsche to create special editions - the SC is a case in point. We'll have to wait for some info to trickle out of Stuttgart, but we know it'll be worth waiting for.
As for the Sport Classic, if Porsche sticks to its promise of keeping the 911 powered by internal combustion forever, then there's not too much to worry about. But if its synthetic fuel idea never works out, you may be looking at the last-ever SC. And considering that the 997 model is still so valuable, the 992 SC will be a true classic if it's the last of its kind.