EXCLUSIVE: New 911 Sport Classic and Speedster “in the pipeline”
As revealed in the latest issue of Total 911, Porsche could be set to unveil 991.2 versions of the Sport Classic and the Speedster next year, according to a source close to Zuffenhausen.
Rumours of the cars, which are said to be “in the pipeline” at this stage, could set the scene for an incredible year of 911 launches, with the Exclusive-built 911s potentially joining the expected 991.2 Carrera GTS and GT3 in showrooms during 2017.
Our sources have also learned that Porsche will reveal both a GT2 and a GT2 RS version of the current 911 platform next year, further corroborating the rumours that Weissach’s next GTE class race car will feature a new turbocharged flat six.
There has been no official word from Porsche on the new additions and, as such, numbers are yet to be confirmed however, as with the 997, the two models are expected to be among the rarest 911s on offer (just 356 997 Speedsters and 250 997 Sport Classics were built by Porsche in 2010).
Like the last generation Sport Classic and Speedster, any 991 variants would likely use the wider-than-standard Carrera 4 bodyshell with the Gen2 Carrera S’s rear-wheel drive running gear, as can be seen in our artist’s impression commissioned by Total 911.
Unlike recent offerings from the Exclusive Department – such as the Targa 4S Design Edition – both cars would likely feature fairly extensive reworking, with the Sport Classic predicted to get the GT3 RS’s sculpted roof.
We anticipate both cars will feature a number of retro touches too, including Anniversary-style alloy wheels and, on the Sport Classic, chromed trim around the decklid. With Porsche’s current penchant for classic fabrics, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the ‘Pepita’ fabric make a return to the interior either.
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