It looks like Porsche is gearing up to show off another of the 911 series of heritage-inspired models.
After the opening of the Sport Classic, our spy photographers captured what is expected to be the 911 ST, a nameplate previously used on the lightweight 911 model.
This so-called 911 ST is expected to be the third in a series of four collectible 911s honoring classic models. The series currently consists of the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition and the 911 Sport Classic.
Based on what appears to be the Porsche 911 GT3 Touring, this spy prototype 911 ST has a double roof, like the 911 Sport Classic, and front wheel arch vents similar to those previously seen on the 911 GT3 spy. Prototypes RS.
If you look closely, you will see that there are conventional retractable door handles, as on the previous 911 GT3 RS. Conventional 911 models have sliding door handles.
These conventional door handles are expected to be lighter than electronic retractable units, demonstrating that Porsche is comprehensively looking for ways to make the 911 lighter.
There are also large black alloy wheels with a central hub lock and large drilled brake discs that can be seen behind them.
On the back seems to be a camouflage Porsche Heritage badge on the mesh bonnet. This arrangement of the icon is synonymous with two other Porsche 911 models inspired by classic models.
Although we haven’t seen the interior of the 911 ST yet, it is expected that it will have a minimalist interior to save as much weight as possible.
It is unclear what will power this 911 ST at this stage and if it will receive any modifications to make it more or less powerful than the regular 911 GT3.
The GT3 uses a 4.0-liter naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine with 375 kW of power and a red line of 9,000 rpm, which is good for a 3.4-second sprint to 100 km / h with a seven-speed PDK transmission installed.
The engine is taken from a 911 R endurance racer and is actually used in a 911 Cup car with minimal changes.
At this stage, there is no information on when the 911 ST will debut.
The original Porsche 911 ST was developed as a race car in the early 1970s, and only 24 copies were released, making it one of the rarest 911 variants ever made.
Porsche’s goal in developing the original 911 ST was to create the lightest 911 it has ever built to date, and it featured a completely clean interior.
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