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The Ultimate 911: Is Porsche 911 S/T the next 911 R?

Porsche is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the 911 with a rather special model. It’s called the Porsche 911 S/T, and if you delve into the details, you will soon realize why it’s being called the “ultimate collector’s 911“.

The Porsche 911 ST is based on the GT3 RS. It can be seen as a ‘Touring’ version of the brand’s most track-focused machine. It is also the lightest in the range, weighing in at 1380 kg, and the most driver-focused.

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That brings us to the Porsche 911 R. It became the most sought-after model after the company announced that it was building a lightweight, purely analogue 911 with a manual gearbox.

The recipe for the new 911 ST is kind of similar. Porsche took a GT3 RS and gave it a carbon fibre bonnet, roof, doors and boot. Even the centre-locking wheels are made from lightweight magnesium.

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Inside, the car gets carbon bucket seats, a carbon roll cage and lightweight carpets, resulting in overall weight savings of 40 kg over the manual GT3.

Powering the 911 ST is the same 4.0-liter flat-6 engine as the GT3 RS. It makes 518 hp and is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox via a lightweight clutch and a single-mass flywheel. Porsche claims a 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph.

The most obvious difference between the 911 S/T and the GT3 RS is the lack of a massive rear spoiler. Porsche has also dumped the rear-axle steering system for a more conventional setup.

Getting an allocation for a 911 S/T won’t be easy though. Porsche is building just 1963 examples. Prices start at $291,650!

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Today, 911 R prices have sky-rocketed. Despite its high price tag, we can expect the 911 S/T to go up in value in a similar fashion.

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