- The 2014 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition, which makes its formal debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, will carry a sticker price of $125,050 in the U.S., the automaker said.
- The 911 50th Anniversary Edition pricing reflects a $25,200 premium over the base 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S.
- Porsche said the special edition will be limited to 1,963 cars, a number that represents the year of the 911 world debut.
ATLANTA — The 2014 Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition will carry a sticker price of $125,050 in the U.S., the automaker said. Pricing includes a $950 destination charge. The car makes its formal debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show this September.
The special model goes on sale here in the fall.
The 911 50th Anniversary Edition pricing reflects a $25,200 premium over the base 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S. The base 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera starts at $99,850, including shipping, according to the Porsche pricing configurator.
Porsche said the special edition will be available in a limited quantity of 1,963 cars, a number that represents the year of the original 911 world debut.
The anniversary 911 features a wide body, which is typically reserved for the all-wheel-drive Carrera 4 models, Porsche noted. For the U.S. market, the 911 50th Anniversary Edition will be equipped as standard with a Powerkit, which increases engine performance to 430 horsepower and includes the Sport Chrono Package. The package adjusts the engine and transmission for high-performance driving. It includes a stopwatch mounted on the dashboard that shows lap distance, individual lap times, lap number and total driving time.
The 911 50th Anniversary Edition sprints from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of 186 mph, according to the automaker.
The special model is a coupe with a flat-6 rear engine and rear-wheel-drive. Other details include special 20-inch wheels that are a visual tribute to the legendary Fuchs wheels. They are finished in matte black paint with machine-polished centers. Two unique colors are available for the anniversary 911, a darker graphite grey and a lighter geyser grey metallic. Black monochrome is also available. The car gets special badging and interior details.
The cabin gets gauges with green labeling on the instruments with white pointer needles. The seats get a retro "Pepita" tartan design from the 1960s.
A recent demographic study found that the No. 1 car purchased by the highest majority of men was the Porsche 911. Porsche statistics consistently show that the overwhelming majority of 911 buyers are men. Porsche has called these men "determined." They made up their minds a long time ago that they would have a 911 when they reached a certain stage of life.
Edmunds says: Expect the men who love the 911 to be determined to grab one of these special models.