Porsche has unveiled the limited-edition 911 Sport Classic, a car that plunders the past of the iconic rear-engined sports car.
The Sport Classic, of which 250 will be built, gains a 'ducktail' spoiler made famous by the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 and ‘Fuchs-style’ custom-made alloy wheels from the same era.
There is also a 'double bubble' roof that echoes both classic racing cars and the recent Carrera GT supercar.
A new front spoiler helps aerodynamic balance with the rear wing, and bi-xenon
headlamps with black surrounds hark back to famous Porsche racing cars such as the 911 Turbo RSR from 1974.
The 3.8-litre engine in the Sport Classic has been boosted to 402bhp thanks to a new intake and engine management system, and modified cylinder heads.
There is also the new, variable-resonance intake system, featuring six vacuum-controlled flaps, which allows the engine to switch a more power-oriented and a more torque-oriented geometry.
Working on engine speed and the position of the throttle pedal, the flaps optimise the oscillation of air in the intake manifold for a better cylinder charge.
This ensures there is the perfect amount of air in the combustion chamber at all times to optimise torque, which peaks at 310lb ft from 4200-5600rpm.
The Sport Classic hits 62mph in a claimed 4.6sec and has a top speed of 187mph. The exhaust system has been developed specifically for this model and features high-gloss tailpipes.
The two-wheel-drive Sport Classic is based on the Carrera S but gains the 44mm wider bodywork of the Carrera 4S, giving increased rear grip.
The Sport Chrono Package Plus comes as standard and the 911 Sport Classic is available only with a manual gearbox.
Ride height has been lowered by 20mm and the 911 Sport Classic also comes with a limited-slip differential.
Also standard are Porsche ceramic composite brakes measuring 350mm in diameter and weighing around 50 per cent less than standard rotors.
The Sport Classic will be unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show later this month and will go on sale early next year, in both right-hand-drive and LHD forms.