Porsche 911 S/T priced at Rs 4.26 crore in India
Porsche 911 S/T is based on the GT3 RS.
Porsche has priced the 911 S/T in India at Rs 4.26 crore (ex-showroom, India), making it the most expensive 911 – and Porsche – model on sale in the country. Revealed earlier this month as the 60th birthday celebration of the 911, Porsche will produce only 1,963 units of the 911 S/T.
Porsche 911 S/T exterior and interior
The 911 S/T takes design from the Porsche 911 GT3 Touring and uses it on the 911 GT3 RS, and is a tribute to the 1969 911 S racecar. Porsche has removed the massive swan-neck rear wing from the GT3 RS and given the S/T an extending spoiler with a gurney flap. It also gets sizable air intakes in the front along with lightweight glass magnesium wheels. At the back, it gets 911 S/T and Porsche logos finished in gold.
Unlike the GT3 RS it is based on, the 911 S/T has been designed for usability and driving experience on public roads, and not on the track. A special Heritage Design Package is also offered, adding the same livery and special blue metallic paint as the 1960s 911 S racer.
The interior also takes cues from the GT3 RS with reduced insulation, lightweight glass and a full carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) roll cage. However, it also gets retro-designed leather-cloth seats and a perforated microfibre headliner.
Porsche 911 S/T performance
It’s under the hood that the similarities between the S/T and the GT3 RS become more apparent. It gets the same 4.0-litre, flax-six petrol engine producing 525hp and 465Nm of torque. However, instead of the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic from the GT3 RS, the S/T gets a 6-speed manual gearbox sending power to the rear wheels. This makes the S/T the most powerful naturally aspirated 911 with a manual gearbox. 0-100kph is dispatched in 3.7 seconds and it has a top speed of 300kph (both claimed).
Porsche has taken stringent weight-saving measures that includes omission of rear-wheel steering and the use of extensive carbon-fibre reinforced plastic. All of this means the 911 S/T is the lightest of the current-gen 911s at 1,380kg, making it 70kg lighter than the GT3 RS.
Porsche 911 in India
Currently, Porsche sells a wide range of 911 models in India – Carrera, Carrera T, Carrera S, Turbo S, GT3, GT3 Touring, GT3 RS and S/T. Additionally, Porsche also sells the Cayenne, Macan, Panamera, Taycan and the 718 Range.
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