2023 is a big year for Porsche. Though a handful of models were introduced before the iconic 911—including the Porsche 356, 550 and 718—the 911 was their very first model that is still in production today. And wouldn’t you know it, 2023 just so happens to be the 60th anniversary of the very first Porsche 911s that rolled off of the line all of those years ago.
Porsche has once again decided that a special anniversary means a very exclusive anniversary edition. How exclusive? There will be just 1,963 of the 2024 911 S/T model available—a not so subtle nod to the 911’s first production year. Since it seems unlikely that any of these will roll into our Cincinnati auto repair shop anytime soon, it’s lucky that we are able to live vicariously through MotorTrend’s first look.
Playing the Nostagla Card: Showing 60 Years of 911 Glory
There’s a lot to love about the 2024 911 S/T, and your brand new love affair will probably start the first time you lay eyes on her. Sure, you can get your exclusive anniversary 911 in a regular color, if you hate fun. But you can also opt for the “Heritage Design Package” which will get you a 911 S/T in the classic Porsche Metallic Shore Blue color, complete with a door number of your choosing (from 0-99). The Heritage package also includes a number of additional great design features, including the classic Porsche crest in strategic locations, from the front of the car to your key fob, an interior with the classic black and congnac color combination, and a posh gold-plated 911 S/T badge for the back.
Regardless of whether you opt for the upgraded package or not, the 2024 911 S/T features an exclusive 60th anniversary emblem on the rear of the car with the dates included.
A Porsche 911 Frankenstein: GT3 RS + GT3 Touring = S/T
We know that she looks good, but what’s under the hood? First of all, Porsche claims that the S/T is the lightest version of this generation of 911s. A ton of weight has been saved with use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) in things like the hood, seats, and roof. Magnesium wheels, ceramic composite brakes, no rear-axle steering and a slew of other weight saving measures keep the S/T as light as possible.
Porsche also took time to throw some things together to make the lightest 992 that still remains powerful and fun to drive. They took the engine from the GT3 RS and stuffed it in the chassis of the GT3 Touring model. The 4 liter engine GT3 RS engine (which produces 518 hp) been paired with a manual transmission for the first time in the 992 body. At this time you can’t get the GT3 RS engine with a manual transmission in a 911 outside of this anniversary edition.
Why Not Add A Watch For $13,500 More? What a Bargain!
As an added bonus, there will also be a pretty cool looking, very exclusive Chronograph watch that will only be available for those lucky 2024 911 S/T owners. The watch may be an additional $13,500 added to the bottom line, but when you are already paying a minimum of $291,650 for the car, what’s a few thousand more?