Porsche Singapore unveils the 911 Sport Classic

By jaytee, 22 February 2023

Porsche Singapore unveils the 911 Sport Classic

The Mandala Club, Singapore - As part of the ongoing Mandala Club x Porsche collaboration, Porsche Singapore has unveiled a truly unique specimen at the launch of the latest Curvistan ‘On Roads’ exhibition.

This is the 2023 Porsche 992-Generation 911 Sport Classic - A car that would no doubt be any petrolhead’s dream to own and drive.

The 992-Generation 911 Sport Classic is intended to channel the spirit of the earlier 911s of the sixties and seventies, with the requisite historical touches that add to the nostalgia of the earlier RS models.

We’ve talked about the 992 Sport Classic during its global unveiling last year, but indulge us as we give you a rundown of the drool-worthy facts and performance figures.

A carbon fibre ducktail spoiler à la Carrera RS 2.7. A double bubble roof (for accommodating helmeted heads). Centrelock Fuchs-style rims that measure 20 and 21 inches in the front and rear. Gold lettering and heritage badging from Porsche's Heritage Design Edition models, courtesy of Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur - who are also responsible for the lovely Sport Grey Metallic paintwork and hand-painted stripes. Houndstooth Pepita fabric adorning the seats and door cards, open-pore wood trim and green detailing in the analogue gauge cluster.

And we haven’t gotten to the best technical bits yet.

The 992 Sport Classic produces 550 horsepower and 600Nm of torque courtesy of its twin-turbocharged 3.7-litre flat-six. The same engine that’s been put to good use in the 911 Turbo and Turbo S models, hence the engorged rear arches to accommodate the Turbo/Turbo S powertrain - a design trait that we certainly aren’t griping about.

All 1,250 units of the 992 Sport Classic are only available with a 7-speed manual, which makes it the most powerful manual 911 variant with a manual transmission. Unlike the 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S, the Sport Classic is a rear-wheel-drive model only, so its 0-100km/h is rated at 4.1 seconds. Just shy of the 3.8 seconds that the GT3/GT3 Touring takes to hit triple digits.

At this juncture, you’d probably want one. You’re probably lusting after one now. We hate to be the bearer of bad news but all 1,250 units of the 911 Sport Classic have all been spoken for.

According to Porsche Singapore, the 911 Sport Classic would cost somewhere within the ballpark of S$1.5 million on the road. At the time of writing, just one unit has been registered for road use in Singapore, but we’re expecting a few more in time to come.

But if you’d like to take a look - a long, wistful adoring gander - at the 992 Sport Classic, the car will be on display at the Mandala Club from the 22nd of February to the 12th of March 2023.

PHOTOS Jay Tee & Clifford Chow

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