Porsche has been noticed testing what’s prone to be the subsequent addition in its rising collection of retro Heritage Design fashions.
The collection was launched in 2020 with the arrival of the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design and expanded earlier this yr with the 911 Sport Traditional, with each based mostly on the present 992-generation 911. The following within the collection is regarded as a contemporary tackle the 911 2.5 S/T monitor automobile launched in 1971.
The prototype in our newest spy pictures appears to be like just like testers for the 911 GT3 Touring, although there are distinctive parts just like the double-bubble roof, which Porsche additionally used on the 911 Sport Traditional, in addition to a brand new entrance fender vent design hidden beneath a makeshift panel. There’s additionally a small lip spoiler connected to the 911’s customary built-in rear spoiler, and the engine cowl has a roundel just like the one bearing the “Porsche Heritage” inscription on the 911 Sport Traditional.
1972 Porsche 911 2.5 S/T
Whereas the 911 Sport Traditional relies on the 911 Turbo S, the 911 GT3 Touring as the premise for the trendy 911 S/T is becoming given the unique was a lightweight, track-focused mannequin developed for buyer racing. It was first supplied in late 1971 and accessible in restricted numbers solely.
And whereas the 911 Sport Traditional options in depth mechanical mods in comparison with the 911 Turbo S from which it is derived, we do not anticipate the identical for the 911 S/T. This implies it is going to doubtless hold the 911 GT3 Touring’s 4.0-liter flat-6 and the engine’s inventory 502-hp score. The 911 GT3 Touring gives the selection between a 7-speed dual-clutch computerized or a 6-speed handbook, and it is attainable solely the handbook shall be fitted to the 911 S/T in step with the automobile’s retro positioning.
A debut is predicted in early 2023. Porsche shortly after is predicted to introduce one other mannequin within the Heritage Design collection. In response to a report from final yr, this extra mannequin shall be a contemporary tackle the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 homologation particular, suggesting that it is likely to be based mostly on the upcoming 911 GT3 RS. Keep tuned.