The Porsche 911 made it’s debut 50 years ago at the 1963 Frankfurt Auto show under the 901 name. The 901 was a prototype sports car designed by the grandson of Porsche’s founder, to act as a replacement for the automaker’s 356 model.
This famous sports car was eventually renamed the 911 and went on to produce seven separate generations – all of which are still undeniably linked by design and spirit to the very first, original 901 prototype.
In September, Porsche will mark exactly 50 years since the 901 was first unveiled and to celebrate this momentous occasion, they will launch a brand new special edition: The Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition. For a special 50 year throwback, and for the sake of nostalgia, this special anniversary edition will be launched at the Frankfurt Auto Show.
Ahead of its Frankfurt debut, we can show you the 911 50th Anniversary Edition today. this edition mimics the original 901 in that it features a rear-mounted flat-six engine and a rear-wheel-drive layout. However, this one will be limited to just 1,963 examples, a number that represents the year of the 901’s debut.
Have a look at the 911 Anniversary Edition gallery below:
The 911 50th Anniversary Edition is based on the 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S but it wears the wider body of the Carrera 4 model despite being a rear driver. It has a 3.8-liter flat-six engine which delivers 400 horsepower.
Unique to the 911 50th Anniversary Edition are 20-inch wheels wearing the legendary ‘Fuchs’ pattern in matte black with machine-polished centers, chrome trim strips on the front air inlets, the fins of the engine grille and the panel between the rear light and a special “911 50” 3D-effect badging on the rear lid.
Check out Porsche’s official video for the 911 Anniversary Edition:
You can also see tributes to the classic 911: green labeling on the instruments with white pointer needles and silver caps on the instrument pivot pins. Another special feature are the leather seats which are designed with a fabric pattern much like the “Pepita” tartan design from the 1960s
The Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition is sure to be a knock-out. A perfect combination of classic design and modern innovation.