Porsche is launching a total of four Hertitage Design models: After the 911 Targa 4S (2020) and the 911 Sport Classic from 2022, the third model will be the 911 ST, which quotes the legendary motorsport model of the same name from 1970.
Porsche is currently testing the 911 ST on and next to the Nürburgring, the collector's item produced by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur and probably limited will come onto the market in 2023.
, Porsche 911 ST slims down by 60 kilos
Based on the Porsche 911 GT3 Touring of the 992 series, the 911 ST is also powered by the free-breathing 4.0-liter six-cylinder boxer with 510 hp and 470 Nm. With a view to the ancestors, which were heavily weight-optimized for racing, the Heritage model should also go on a diet. The platform donor weighs 1,418 kilograms with a six-speed manual transmission, as an ST it should be less than 1,360 kilograms - around 60 kilograms less.
As a result, significantly improved driving values could be achieved. The GT3 Touring sprints to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 318 km/h. We estimate the ST comes in at 3.2 seconds and more than 322 km/h.
Double-bubble roof and handles
The look is also trimmed for exclusivity. The 911 Sport Classic has the double dome roof, the indentations on the bonnet, aero elements behind the front fenders and classic door handles. At the rear, a circular plaque stands out above the engine cover, which will bear the Heritage logo on the production version. Otherwise, the diffuser and the centrally mounted exhaust tailpipes appear to come from the GT3 Touring. The Porsche 911 ST stands on Y-design light-alloy rims and allows a view of the large, perforated brake discs.
The new ST 911 is based on the Porsche 911 ST from 1970. Only 24 examples of the racing car were made. A special feature of the model was that the original ST weighed only 960 kilograms and was therefore 60 kilograms lighter than the 911 S series version.
We have now caught the third of a total of four heritage design models of the 911 as a prototype. The limited model is a modern interpretation of the 911 ST from 1970. Based on the GT3 Turing, the ST 911 will be heavily weight-optimized in 2023 and will be launched with numerous design changes.