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A legend is back. Porsche recently unveiled a modern interpretation of its legendary 1973 Carrera RS 2.7, complete with a 'ducktail' spoiler and ‘Fuchs-style’ custom alloy wheels. The new car is called the 2010 911 Sport Classic and it’s set to grace the automaker’s stand at this month’s Frankfurt auto show.

The latest model will be limited to just 250 units worldwide when it goes on sale early next year and both right- and left-hand-drive models will be available. Sadly, it's unexpected to be offered in the U.S. market.

Other unique elements of the car include its 'double bubble' roof, similar to the design seen on the Carrera GT supercar and some of Porsche’s racing cars, as well as a new front spoiler, bi-xenon headlamps with black surrounds and the Sport Chrono Package Plus.

Although based on the Carrera S, the 911 Sport Classic gets the 44 mm wider body of the Carrera 4S and a 400 horsepower version of the legendary 3.8-liter flat-six engine. The extra power is courtesy of a new intake and engine management system, as well as modified cylinder heads.

There is also the new variable-resonance intake system, featuring six vacuum-controlled flaps that optimize the oscillation of air in the intake manifold for a better cylinder charge. This ensures there is the perfect amount of air in the combustion chamber at all times to optimize torque, which peaks at 310 pound-feet at 4,200 rpm.

The end result is a 0-62 mph time of just 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 187 mph. Other modifications include a 20 mm suspension lowering kit, a limited-slip differential, and carbon-ceramic brakes.

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  1. I like the old one. The ducktail spoiler still looks good on the car. But I would prefer the re-tractable one.
     
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  2. I like - Esp the spoiler and wheels...
    Porsche should make this available as a regular option package rather than as a limited edition.
     
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  3. Technically this is the old one tastie since it was on an older version of the 911.
     
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  4. I love the look and wish that it was more than a limited edition. Porsche should be bold and make the new RS look like this!
     
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  5. with VW now in charge, we may expect sweeping changes - they're going to scrap the overweight Panamera and bloated Cayenne (OK by me); but you have to be a little saddened by another small company losing its independence - Piech, despite being head of VW, is a Porsche man at heart (his grandfather founded Porsche and Piech himself was involved in the production of the early 1970s RS model 911), but he's an old man now - hopefully a post-Piech VW will resist the temptation to stick VW engine blocks into future Porsches, but you never know what happens once the 'know-all know-nothing' accountants take over.
     
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  6. I don't agree with Sean's opinion of VW stewardship of Porsche.
    They understand the value of a well developed brand and will protect Porsche's as they have Bentley and Lambrogini(both are now making better products then they where before VW).
    VW also has the resources to allow Porsche to dump their current production methods that result in bodies and interiors made for easy assembly and not a great final result. VW's Golf has better construction details than the current Porsche models (look at those nasty mini-van exterior door handles!).
    Porsche has the performance expertise, now they can start using VW's assembly expertise.
     
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