Limited edition 911 launched to commemorate 50th anniversary

Porsche is celebrating 50 years of its 911 with a special edition version that is scheduled to reach UK showrooms this month, having received its premiere at the Frankfurt motor show.

Limited to 1963 units worldwide — 1963 being the year in which the 911 was born — the 50 Years Edition is based on the 395bhp 911 Carrera S.

Mechanical tweaks include a wider body that’s usually reserved for Carrera 4 models, dynamic cornering lights, a specially tuned PASM suspension system and a sports exhaust.

With the seven-speed manual transmission the 911 50 Years Edition can dispatch the 0-62mph sprint in 4.5sec and hit 186mph.

In dual-clutch automatic 'PDK' form, it can achieve 0-62mph in a quicker 4.3sec but reach a slightly slower 185mph. Combined economy is a claimed 29.7mpg and 32.5mpg respectively.

Styling changes include 20-inch five-spoke alloy wheels inspired by the classic Fuchs wheels, special badges, different wing mirrors, two colour choices unique to the 50 Years Edition and bespoke chrome trim.

Inside, there are myriad modifications that pay homage to the original 911. The dials are finished in green, with white pointer needles and silver caps on the instrument pivot pins, while the seat fabric is reminiscent of the original tartan design from the 1960s. 

Additionally, the trim inlays on the dashboard, door cards, centre console and transmission surround are finished in brushed aluminium. 

Standard equipment includes a limited-slip differential with torque vectoring, 14-way electrically adjustable seats, a 4.6-inch colour sat-nav and media system, climate control and bi-xenon headlights.

The Porsche 911 50 Years Edition is available to order now, priced from £92,257, with the first UK deliveres coming later this month.

Click here to find out more about the history of the Porsche 911, and click here for more Frankfurt motor show news.

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4 June 2013

I was born in 1963 too, and I have to say the 911 has aged far better than me.

Whether you like Porsches or not, you've got to hand it to 'em - this FYE 911 looks even better than the current standard 911 ! What a fantastic job they've made of it. I love those seats, the detailing on the rear air vents, and the retro font on the rear badge.

Happy 50th. Hopefully see you at the Goodwood FOS.

4 June 2013

 this car looks the right kind of celebration and retro goodness without being tacky.

4 June 2013

For the extra price over the standard Carrera, I would have expected a slight power hike (like Porsche did with the 997 Sport Classic) because as superbly executed as the limited edition features are, I somehow doubt they're worth £20k extra. 

4 June 2013

Lanehogger wrote:

For the extra price over the standard Carrera, I would have expected a slight power hike (like Porsche did with the 997 Sport Classic) because as superbly executed as the limited edition features are, I somehow doubt they're worth £20k extra. 

The price difference between this car and a base 911 Carrera S in the UK is £8809. But you get the Carrera 4's wide-body, PASM, PTV, sports exhaust, 20" wheels, satnav, bi-zenons, memory sports seats and the exclusive '50 Years Edition' trim, all as standard. Looks well worth the money to me. A bargain 911, who'd have seen that coming!

4 June 2013

Could make beige look so good.

Alles Gute zum Geburtstag 911.

4 June 2013

Also available in darker Graphite Grey and Black, too. I love the way Porsche have styled the wheels to look like Fuchs alloys and used chrome detailing on both the engine cover and the strip between the rear lights to make a subtle reference to the original. Even the small things like the seat trim and '911-50' rear badge help make the car look special. It's possibly the finest retro-inspired Porsche I've ever seen, Singers and 997 Sport Classics included. Pure class.

Happy Birthday 911.

4 June 2013

Love the modern Fuch style alloys.

I hope I look that good when I reach 50.

4 June 2013

Some cars age almost as soon as they're launched ... It's a tribute to Ferdinand Porsche that his design remains so ageless ...

4 June 2013

Oktoberfest is right - who knew a supercar could look so damn good in beige?

Is beige the new black?

I'm not normally a 911 fan but would be very tempted by this, it's a great way to celebrate 50 years - classy, not tacky.

4 June 2013

Those wheels set it off a treat, and the interior is very smart.


Another magazine says the price premium is around £8500 over the standard 911-S.


I'd take one (note to self, do the lottery!)


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