Porsche 911 Sport Classic: the limited special model under test
992 Sport Classic customers can feel compensated for the lower exclusivity with more technology, because the new one is not based on the Carrera, but on the Turbo. And how does that go together with the classic attributes of rear-wheel drive and manual switch? Quite simply, as with the GTS: It also uses many of the Turbo’s chassis components – such as the rear axle construction, which is always pretensioned by a helper spring. The GTS is available both manually and with four-wheel drive.
Everything is series that is good and expensive
kW (HP) at 1/min
Nm at 1/min
test car tires
Exhaust gas CO2
gasoline particulate filter
trailer load used/unused
Length Width Height
Test car price*** (is evaluated)
6-cylinder boxer, biturbo
410/390 mm ventilated & perforated
255/35R20 – 315/30R21
9.5×20” – 12.0×21”
In addition to the rump, the two typical humps in the roof and the differently designed front hood made of carbon fiber are visually striking. In terms of color, the presentation color is sport gray exclusively for the 992 Sport Classic, alternatively there is agate gray, black and the gentian blue that we use. Inside, the first thing that catches the eye is the sports seats with their Pepita center panels, and some of the door panels are also covered in the classic fabric pattern. There are also various golden plaques and emblems inside and out.
The 911 is not allowed on the race track
So: off to our airfield for measuring. Here the Sport Classic shows its fundamentally more dignified set-up. Porsche states 4.1 seconds in the data sheet – but that is only a tenth faster than a C2S with manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. Our test car manages that easily and writes a smooth 4.0.
Weight distribution v./h.
Turning circle left/right
from 100 km/h cold
from 100 km/h warm
from 100 km/h warm
The Sport Classic is not a sprint monster, although with a measured 1557 kilograms it has slimmed down surprisingly well compared to the 100 kilogram heavier Turbo. When it comes to the elasticity values, on the other hand, it is back to the music, although the measurements of 60 to 100 km/h were sometimes faster with other 911s.
The braking values are outstanding
We would also have liked to have provided consumption figures, but unfortunately we only had the test car available for a day and a half – and that was far from our standard consumption round. The only thing that remains is to look at the on-board computer at the end of the test drive, but before the measurement runs. The shows around half a liter more than promised. Well, it could be that the percentage of full throttle was a bit higher than in our standard procedure – I plead guilty. But it’s also difficult not to let such a dream car fly when it’s possible.
I probably won’t be driving the 992 Sport Classic again any time soon – at most for a old-new story when Porsche eventually launches a new model with a ducktail. Maybe for the 60th anniversary.