The new 911 S/T could be the ultimate driver’s car with a purist manual transmission and 386kW flat-six engine for ‘just’ $660K
Weighing in at just 1380kg, the 911 S/T has been priced in Australia from $660,500 before on-road costs. That makes the newcomer $160,000 more expensive than the track-focused GT3 RS flagship and $271,900 more expensive than the more road-centric GT3 Touring.
Porsche will make just 1963 units of the 911 S/T in celebration of the brand’s 60th anniversary of the 911 sports car.
The heart and soul of the new 911 S/T is the 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated flat-six engine also found in the current GT3 RS, which produces 386kW/465Nm and is mated exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission.
The sprint to 100km/h is claimed to take just 3.7 seconds according to Porsche, with the variant boasting a top speed of 300km/h.
The 911 S/T manages to be considerably more lightweight thanks to the front bonnet, roof, front wings and doors made of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP). The roll cage, anti-roll bar and shear panel are also made of this material.
Magnesium wheels, carbon-ceramic brakes and lightweight glass also feature for the S/T. A lightened clutch and single-mass flywheel, along with a lightweight exhaust system makes the S/T even more honed and lighter on its feet.
Porsche says the S/T, much like the GT3 Touring, has been developed for public road driving rather than the racetrack, however as standard, the model does come with CFRP race-style bucket seats (normal sports seats are a no-cost option).
Australian-delivered Porsche 911 S/Ts will come fitted with a tyre fit set, LED headlights with dynamic lighting system, auto dimming mirrors inside and out, a front axle lift system and park assist as standard.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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