Porsche unveils 911 50th Anniversary Edition
In September of this year, German luxury carmaker Porsche will mark 50 years since the launch of the 901 with the launch of the Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. The Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition mimics the original 901 in that it features a rear-mounted flat-six engine and a rear-wheel-drive layout. However, the production will be limited to just 1,963 units, a number that represents the year of the 901’s debut.
The 911 50th Anniversary Edition is based on the 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S but it wears the wider body of the Carrera 4 model despite being a rear driver. Its 3.8-liter flat-six engine delivers 400 horsepower and can be matched to either a seven-speed manual transmission or Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch unit.
The car also features the Porsche Active Suspension Management system, which has been updated with special tuning to complement the increased track width. Unique to the 911 50th Anniversary Edition are 20-inch wheels wearing the legendary ‘Fuchs’ pattern (in matte black with machine-polished centers); chrome trim strips on the front air inlets, the fins of the engine grille and the panel between the rear light; and “911 50” 3D-effect badging on the rear lid. Another special feature is the center panels of the leather seats, which are designed with a fabric pattern reminiscent of the “Pepita” tartan design from the 1960s.