Porsche has revealed its latest twist on its most famous sports car, revealing the high power, lightweight 911 S/T.
Combining elements of the 911 GT3 RS, specifically the high-revving 4.0-litre flat-six engine, with a manual gearbox and lightweight clutch and a subtle exterior style of the GT3 Touring Package, the 911 S/T is bound to be a future classic.
Tipping the scales at just 1380kg, the 911 S/T is the lightest member of the 992 generation of the car. To achieve this Porsche has ditched some equipment, including the rear-axle steering and some sound insulation material.
Under the bonnet the 911 S/T gets the same race-bred 4.0-litre engine as the GT3 RS, making 368kW of power. It's paired to a specific short-ratio six-speed manual transmission and a specially developed lightweight clutch that uses a single-mass flywheel to reduce rotating mass by more than 10kg.
There's also a Heritage Design Package, which takes inspiration from the brand's racing cars of the late 1960s, which is appropriate as Porsche used to offer a 911 S – internally codenamed 911 ST – to customers back in 1969. The Heritage Design Package includes large numbers on the doors (with 0 to 99 available) as well as the exclusive Shoreblue Metallic paint and Ceramica wheel colour.
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the iconic sports car, Porsche will build 1963 examples of the 911 S/T.
Porsche Australia has confirmed the 911 S/T will be priced from $660,500 (plus on-road cost) with the Heritage Design Package adding a further $36,760.