Porsche Is Paying Homage to Its Past With This Special 911

Porsche is commemorating 50 years of Porsche Design with a special edition model—and only 750 are going to be made.
Written by Tom Hindle
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
Porsche 911 50 year anniversary edition in black
Celebrating the past with a
new version of a classic automobile
is common in the automotive industry.
But when the iconic Porsche Design team wanted to celebrate its 50th anniversary, you could be sure this rendition of the classic Porsche 911 will be anything but a mediocre remake.
If you're one to celebrate classic look with modern design, you'll want to reserve your 2022 911 Edition 50 Years Porsche Design right away as the company will produce only 750 vehicles.

Details of the Porsche Design edition

The limited edition Porsche Design model is based on the 911 Targa 4 GTS with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine and eight-speed PDK automatic transmission. It still revs from zero to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and can top out at 190 mph, per
Robb Report
As you would expect, the true differences appear in the exterior and interior design components. The Porsche Design edition, naturally, will be offered in two colors—factory black and Jet Black Metallic—a nod to the Chronograph 1 timepiece, the first creation of Porsche Design in 1972. "Porsche Design" is printed in racing stripes along the bottoms of the doors.
Platinum accents, such as the Targa bar in the roof and the rims, will serve as contrast to the black.
In another nod to the Chronograph 1, the dashboard clock features a red second hand. The interior also features embossed Porsche Design logo and a representative signature on the center console from F.A. Porsche, grandson of Porsche founder Ferdinand Porsche—designer of the original 911 in the 1960s and founder of Porsche Design.
The 18-way electronically adjustable seats are wrapped in black leather with the company's classic Pepita checkered seat inserts.
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Can I get my hands on a 911 Edition 50 Years Porsche Design?

If you act quickly and have the $195,850 opening asking price, you can reserve your 911 Edition 50 Years Porsche Design right away. The cars are expected to begin shipping to the United States in the spring.
As an added bonus, Porsche Design has created a new Chronograph 1 911 Edition 50Y, a new take on its original wristwatch, that will be granted as a package only to the 750 911 purchasers.
The company also is offering a revised Chronograph 1—1972 Edition with only 500 copies for sale to the public.

Celebrating 50 years of Porsche design excellence

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Of course, the celebration isn't strictly about the 911 or even the watch. The true celebration here is for Porsche Design, a separate entity that has raised design standards through a variety of products over the past five decades.
Porsche Design offering span from its famous timepieces to apparel to sunglasses to sound systems and beyond. You can even upgrade your kitchen with Porsche Design knives or spruce up your desk with Porsche Design ballpoint pens.
When you are ready to take that road trip in your 911 Porsche Design edition, you'll be able to fill the trunk with your Porsche Design weekender or backpack chosen from the luggage line.
Just don't expect a lot of unneeded bells and whistles on your products as the company has hewn to F.A. Porsche's motto through the decades: "A formally harmonious product needs no decoration; it should be elevated through pure form."

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