Porsche has been spotted testing what will likely be the next addition to its growing series of retro Heritage Design models.
The series was launched in 2020 with the arrival of the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design and expanded last year with the 911 Sport Classic and the 911 GT3 RS Tribute to Carrera RS. The next in the series is believed to be a modern version of the 911 2.5 S/T track car launched in 1971.
The prototype in our latest spy photos resembles the 911 GT3 Touring testers, although there are unique elements like the double-bubble roof, a feature that Porsche also used on the 911 Sport Classic, as well as a new front fender vent design hidden under a makeshift panel.
A small spoiler is also attached to the standard 911 integrated rear spoiler, and the engine cover has a roundel similar to that bearing the “Porsche Heritage” lettering on the 911 Sport Classic.
While the 911 Sport Classic is based on the 911 Turbo S, using the 911 GT3 Touring as the basis for the modern 911 S/T is appropriate given that the original 2.5 S/T was a lightweight and focused model. on the track developed for customer races. The original was only offered in limited numbers.
The 911 Sport Classic offers many mechanical modifications compared to the 911 Turbo S from which it is derived, but we do not expect the same for the 911 S/T. This means it will likely retain the 911 GT3 Touring’s 4.0-litre flat-six and the engine’s rated 502bhp, although there are rumors it could pack the flat-six. 518 hp from the 911 GT3 RS.
1972 Porsche 911 2.5S/T
The 911 GT3 Touring offers the choice between a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic or a 6-speed manual, and it is possible that only the manual is fitted to the 911 S/T respecting the retro positioning of the car.
A premiere is expected on June 8, the 75th anniversary of the registration of the first model of the sports car brand Porsche.