Porsche 911 ST spied for the first time

Porsche appears to be gearing up to reveal another in a series of heritage-inspired 911 models.

Following the Sport Classic reveal, our spy photographers have captured what is believed to be the next 911 ST, a nameplate previously used on a lightweight 911 model.

This so-called 911 ST is set to become the third in a series of four collectible 911s commemorating classic models. The series currently consists of the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition and the 911 Sport Classic.

Based on what appears to be the Porsche 911 GT3 Touring, this spied prototype 911 ST has a twin-bubble roof like the 911 Sport Classic, as well as front wheel arch vents that resemble those previously seen on spied 911s. GT3 Prototype RS.

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If you look closely you will see that there are regular sliding door handles like those of the previous 911 GT3 RS. Regular 911 models have retractable door handles.

These conventional door handles are expected to be lighter than the electronically retractable units, demonstrating that Porsche is exhaustively researching ways to make the 911 lighter.

There are also large black finished alloy wheels with center lock hubs and large drilled brake discs which can be seen behind them.

At the rear, there appears to be a camouflaged Porsche Heritage badge on the mesh engine cover. This badge placement is synonymous with Porsche’s other two classic-inspired 911 models.

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Although we haven’t seen the interior of the 911 ST yet, it’s expected to have a minimalist interior to save as much weight as possible.

It’s unclear what will power this 911 ST at this point, or if it will receive modifications to make it more or less powerful than the regular 911 GT3.

The GT3 uses a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine with an output of 375 kW and a redline at 9,000 rpm, good for a 3.4-second sprint to 100 km/h with the PDK transmission. seven-speed installed.

The engine is derived from the 911 R endurance racing unit and is actually used in the 911 Cup car with minimal modifications.

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At this point, there is no information on when the 911 ST will debut.

The original Porsche 911 ST was developed as a racing car in the early 1970s and there were only 24 produced, making it one of the rarest 911 variants ever made.

Porsche’s goal when designing the original 911 ST was to create the lightest 911 ever built to date, and it featured a completely stripped-down interior.

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