Last week, several interesting sports cars appeared in the automotive world. In addition to the special version of the Nissan Z Nismo, the Porsche 911 S/T coupe was presented, which is also a special version of the car, but already prepared for the model’s anniversary. While the “Japanese” has almost no prospects of official appearance in Ukraine, the Porsche 911 S/T will soon be available at the brand’s official dealers. With a starting price of about 14 million UAH or almost 380 thousand dollars!
What is the money for? First of all, the legend and the history. As mentioned above, the Porsche 911 S/T was built to honor the anniversary of the Porsche 911 model: exactly 60 years ago, the prototype of the sports car that would become the Porsche 911 was first demonstrated. This is exactly what they tried to recreate in the appearance of the Porsche 911 S/T: a classic silhouette without huge spoilers (there was little work done on aerodynamics back then), a color scheme and decorative stickers in the style of the 1960s. Interestingly, even the designation has a certain legendary connotation: the first sports versions of the model were designated as Porsche 911 S with the factory code ST.
Second, we have not only historical, but also sporting references. And the Porsche 911 S/T fully justifies them, because it is built with extensive use of components from the racing versions of the Porsche 911 GT3 and GT3 RS. For example, the Porsche 911 S/T Coupe is equipped with a 4-liter atmospheric 525-horsepower engine, PCCB sports brakes, magnesium wheels, and a lightweight Li-Ion battery.
In general, lightweight construction is one of the features of the Porsche 911 S/T version: the bonnet and front fenders made of CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic) material and even the engine flywheel are 10 kg lighter. In total, the diet has made the Porsche 911 S/T about 40 kg lighter: with a total weight of 1,380 kg, it is now the lightest car in the Porsche 911 992 series.
Does that affect the dynamics? The Porsche 911 S/T accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 300 km/h. Of course, there are more powerful and faster cars in the modern Porsche 911 lineup – with turbocharged engines and automatic transmissions. But in the case of the Porsche 911 S/T, the historical value and feel are more important. For example, the sound of the atmospheric engine or the precision of the classic 6-speed manual transmission. Yes, the lever on the center console is an instant eye-catcher in the cabin!
The interior also features sporty front seats and a frame mounted behind the second row of seats. The classic striped seat upholstery, the dashboard design, and the numerous 911 S/T lettering are also noteworthy, ensuring that the spirit of the 1960s reigns supreme inside the car.
It seems that in the case of Porsche 911 S/T we will get not only a “car for the road”, but almost a “time machine”. Do you think it’s worth 14 million UAH?