Porsche Resurrects the 911 S/T
The timeless stature of the 911 is nothing short of iconic and through its lifetime we've seen more than a couple variations of this impressive sports car. From track-focused GT RS models to robot-to-robot rockets like the Turbo S, there really is a 911 for everybody. But the S/T brings balance to the equation as a tribute to the old 911 S to celebrate the 911's 60th anniversary.
The S/T isn't a new name to adorn the 911 and speaks to an age when it was the sportscar to own. In 1969, Porsche sold race variants of the first generation 911 S and this special highly-refined variant was dubbed the 911 ST. It has a few stories to tell, but more importantly, it has embedded a legacy in the Porsche brand which this new S/T will continue. To celebrate this model's history, it'll come in an optional Heritage spec. This edition will include exclusive interior trims, body colours, and rim colours, but our favourite touch is the authentic Porsche badge from the 60s that'll proudly sit on the wheels and bonnet.
So what exactly is the new S/T? It's a touring-focused car with the high-revving 4.0-litre engine from the GT3 RS, pumping out a brutal 386kW. Plus it comes with a 6-speed manual with a lightweight clutch.
To add the cherry on top, Porsche claims that the S/T is a driver-focused car, big shock there. But what this means is that it's big on weight-savings, too, and tips the scales at 1,380kg – 40 kilograms lighter than the GT3 RS Manual. However, Porsche did say that the S/T isn't intended as a track tool but rather as a daily driver ideal for canyon carving.
Porsche is one of the most highly-respected performance brands in the world and is a brand that has, in some way or form, won over nearly every motoring enthusiast's heart. Many consider the GT3 to be the pinnacle of drivers' cars, but we think the S/T purist special-edition may well encroach on its territory. Has Porsche teased us with the ultimate weekend car?