Porsche has been spotted testing what's likely to be the next addition in its growing series of retro Heritage Design models.

The series was launched in 2020 with the arrival of the 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design, and expanded last year with the 911 Sport Classic and 911 GT3 RS Tribute to Carrera RS. The next in the series is thought to be a modern take on the 911 2.5 S/T track car launched in 1971.

The prototype in our latest spy shots looks similar to the original test vehicles for the 911 GT3 Touring, though there are unique elements such as the double-bubble roof—a feature Porsche also used on the 911 Sport Classic—as well as a new front fender vent design that is finally visible here.

A small spoiler is also attached to the 911's standard integrated rear spoiler, and the engine cover has a roundel similar to the one bearing the "Porsche Heritage" inscription on the 911 Sport Classic.

While the 911 Sport Classic is based on the 911 Turbo S, using the 911 GT3 Touring as the basis for the modern 911 S/T is fitting given the original 2.5 S/T was a light, track-focused model developed for customer racing. The original was offered in limited numbers only, and this will almost certainly be the case for the car shown here.

The 911 Sport Classic features extensive mechanical mods compared to the 911 Turbo S from which it's derived, but we don't expect the same for the 911 S/T. This means it will likely keep the 911 GT3 Touring's 4.0-liter flat-6 and the engine's stock 502-hp rating, though there are rumors it may pack the 911 GT3 RS's 518-hp flat-6.

1972 Porsche 911 2.5 S/T

1972 Porsche 911 2.5 S/T

The 911 GT3 Touring offers the choice of a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic or a 6-speed manual, and it's possible only the manual will be fitted to the 911 S/T, in keeping with the car's track-focused retro positioning.

A debut is expected on June 8, which is the 75th anniversary of the registration of the first model from the Porsche car company. Porsche plans a major celebration on that date, including hosting a livestream in which it will likely reveal the 911 S/T. The automaker has confirmed that it will also show its "vision of the sports car of the future" during the livestream event.