In celebration of the latest Porsche release and the 50th model of the 911 series.
The Porsche 911 – 50th Anniversary Edition is seen by some, as the most beautiful Porsche design to date. The 911’s history dates back to 1963, when the first of its kind was debuted at the Frankfurt IAA Motor Show. It carries an important heritage as its bloodline can be found in every other Porsche on the roads today – yes, they all still have a piece of that 911 DNA.
Celebrating 5 decades of glory, Porsche has released its 50th anniversary 911 as a benchmark for future development and a hat-tip to its legendary history. Over 70% of Porsches created since 1963 are still on the road today. That’s a statistic that Porsche is very proud of and would very much like to see continued in the future.
The 911 – 50th anniversary edition is reminiscent of the classic design of the ‘63 911 that we all know and love. Borne of the mind of Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche, the classic 911 emanates class, power, finesse, and a timeless, uniquely identifiable portrait.
Retro cues accent the 50, like 20-inch alloys, hound’s-tooth seats and the chrome engine grille. Underneath it all are Carrera S mechanicals, partnered with the wider rear wheel arches of the Carrera 4 models. There is also extra kit available like dynamic headlights, and sporty wing-mirrors. The Geyser Grey Metallic paint is unique to the Porsche 911 50th – but you also have your choice of Graphite Grey or Black body paint.
In Dubai, likely more than any other city in the world, we’re lucky enough to be exposed to a plethora of Porsches on a daily basis. Even then, it’s rare to catch the 911- 50th Anniversary Edition out in the wild, probably because only 1,963 were sold globally.
Luckily by now, you may be able to find a one of these on the used car market. Incase you’re interested, here are some quick specs:
~ AED 530,986
3800cc 24v flat-six cyl, 394bhp @ 7400rpm, 324lb ft @ 5600rpm
Seven-speed manual, rear-wheel drive
4.5sec 0-62mph, 186mph, 29.7mpg, 224g/km CO2
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As with the last-generation 911 GTS, the killer combo of rear-wheel drive and the wider body shell of the Carrera 4’s track makes one of the most thrilling sports cars on the road, even more exciting to drive. It has endless grip, amazing steering, and a chassis that simply gets better the more you learn how to exploit it.
With the pedigree of 50 years of research and development behind it and classic racing in its heart and soul, this is a purebred Porsche through and through. This edition marks the peak of Porsche performance. Bread for the race track but outstanding on the roads, we’re simply in love with the 50th.