Porsche has announced a new special edition version of the 992 911 called the S/T, which helps celebrate the 60th anniversary of the iconic 911 nameplate.
The 2024 Porsche 911 S/T is based on the GT3 and features its 4.0-litre naturally aspirated flat-six engine, producing 386kW. This is connected to a six-speed manual transmission with rear-wheel drive.
As you may have guessed, judging by this engine choice, the 911 S/T is all about lightness and the driver experience. And so Porsche has stripped all unnecessary items from the car to reduce weight.
Standing at just 1380kg (DIN kerb, all fluids), it is the lightest weight 911 of the 992 generation. Acceleration from 0-100km/h is clocked in 3.7 seconds, and the top speed is 300km/h.
Some of the lightweight measures include a carbon fibre bonnet, roof, front guards, and even the doors, while a lithium-ion battery is used along with lightweight glass, and the rear axle steering system has been removed.
The engine also features a lightweight flywheel, and there’s a carbon fibre roll cage, rear stabiliser bar, and ceramic composite brakes all as standard. A set of centre-lock magnesium wheels measuring 20 inches on the front and 21s on the back complete the look.
Handling and cornering grip are obviously an important element of the new S/T, and so it wears 255/35 front and massive 315/35 rear tyres. The new S/T is also the only 992 911 that features a combination of double-wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension without rear steering.
For the exterior, buyers can option for the Heritage Design Package and a new Shoreblue Metallic paint colour.
The S/T name is derived from the original 911 S. But back in the days Porsche offered a racing version which was known as the ST. And like the original, the new S/T incorporates parts that are not seen on the GT3 or the regular S models.
The aero kit, for example, has been developed for the public road rather than the race track. At the back, the extended rear spoiler features a neat gurney flap (lip), while the classic Porsche crest design is applied to the front end, the wheel caps, steering wheel, and headrests to connect to its roots.
Porsche is planning to build just 1963 examples of the new 911 S/T, a number that references the year of the first 911. Porsche Australia has confirmed the special edition is available to order locally right now, with prices starting from $660,500 (excluding on-roads). The Heritage Design Package adds another $36,760 to the bill.
This is likely one of the last special editions of the 992 generation 911 before the facelifted ‘992.2’ version arrives, likely within the next 12 months or so.