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Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Special Edition Revealed

Porsche is celebrating the legendary sports car’s 50th year in style with lavish events across the world including this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed but aside from the static displays that allow car enthusiasts a look back over the first five decades of the 911’s life, the German car maker are releasing a special edition to mark the occasion.

The new car is based on the Porsche 911 Carrera S so it’s powered by the firm’s 3.8 litre six-cylinder motor. It’s been uprated to produce 430 hp and is good for a top speed of 186 mph and a 0-62 mph time of 3.8 secs. The sports car’s look has also been modified so there are chrome strips on the front end and new air fins on the rear. The specially commissioned 20-inch alloys finished in matte black paint are a reminder of the legendary “Fuchs” wheels. Three colours can be chosen, metallic grey, graphite grey or black and a badge on the back gives the car’s name: 911 50.

The interior has been styled to remind us of the first generation 911 that was released in 1963. The white needle in the instrument panel and the embroidered detail on the seats were inspired by the earlier model sports cars and the seats with a Pepita tartan design were first seen in the 1963 model.

This is going to be a sought after machine because Porsche are building it in limited numbers. Only 1963 models will be built, a number that’s been chosen to symbolise the year the first 911s were built.

The public will get their first look at the 911 50 during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, which unveiled the original 911 five decades ago. You can expect this limited edition model to become the most expensive 911 currently produced when deliveries start to be made in December 2013.

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