The 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show is a special one for Porsche as it is the same venue when the first 911 was unveiled to the world 50 years ago. For this very reason, Porsche had something special in store for the audience, apart from the mouth-watering 918 Spyder that is. The 50th anniversary edition of the Porsche 911 pays tribute to the original 911 from 1963 white still remaining at par with today’s wizardry.
In all fairness this limited edition Porsche is unlike most other, for it isn’t merely a cosmetic variation or a performance version. The 911 50th Anniversary Edition uses the new Carrera S while remaining rear-wheel driven like the original 911.
It also uses the 3.8-litre flat-six engine from the Carrera S, but features a power kit that ups the output to 406PS/582Nm, which when clubbed to Porsche's dual-clutch PDK gearbox does the 100kph drag in 3.8sec. Much like the original car, this too can be had with a manual which is a six-speed as compared to its founder’s four-speed unit.
Aesthetically, this 911 will feature a unique 20-inch wheels that pay homage to the original Fuchs rollers of the 1963 car, and special badging at the rear and on the door sills. Inside, there are more throwbacks to the original 911, with green labelling on the instruments, white pointer needles, silver accents and the leather seats feature a fabric insert reminiscent from the '60s.
There is a limited run of 1,963 units for this anniversary edition, a number coinciding with the year the car was first launched, while being available in dark graphite grey and lighter geyser grey paint job. Deliveries will commence in December, and the car carries a price tag of 12500 USD (Rs 79.30 lakh).