Porsche is celebrating a milestone with a limited-edition model. The 2022 Porsche 911 Edition 50 Years Porsche Design commemorates the 50th anniversary of Porsche Design. The special edition is based on the 911 Targa 4 GTS and is limited to 750 units globally.
2022 Porsche 911 Edition 50 Years Porsche Design
Porsche was founded in 1972 by Ferdinand Alexander (F. A.) Porsche, who designed the 911 and was son of Ferry Porsche. The special edition features special aesthetic elements inspired by the first product his new company designed: the Chronograph 1. All of the special editions will be finished in black as an acknowledgement of the Porsche Design Chronograph 1 – the first all-black watch.
Additionally, several sections of the exterior are finished in Satin Platinum. These include 20/21-inch center-locking 911 Turbo S wheels, the Targa bar and PORSCHE DESIGN logos on the doors. Brake calipers in high gloss black and a special “50 Years Porsche Design” badge on the engine grille are included.
The interior also has several special touches including a silver, numbered badge on the dashboard trim indicating that this is a limited production vehicle. The center console lid also bears the signature of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, founder of Porsche Design and son of Ferry Porsche.
Sport-Tex seat centers with a checked pattern in Black and Cool Grey, headrests embossed with the 50 Years Porsche Design logo and a center marker on the GT Sport steering wheel in Slate Grey are also all special to this model.
The special edition also comes with more standard equipment - including 18-way Adaptive Sport Seats Plus, seat belts in Slate Grey, and the Sport Chrono Package with Porsche Design Subsecond Clock, distinguished in this case by a red second hand.
At the heart of this very special 911 Targa 4 GTS is a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo flat-six engine that’s unchanged from the conventional model, with 473-horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque, standard Porsche Traction Management (PTM) all-wheel drive, a standard eight-speed Porsche PDK transmission (you can choose a seven-speed manual instead a no additional cost) and Sport Exhaust. Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV+) comes standard with the eight-speed PDK, while the seven-speed manual transmission includes a mechanically locking rear differential (PTV).
The 911 Edition 50 Years Porsche Design is expected to arrive in U.S. dealers this spring.