The 997 Sport Classic was a limited-edition run of just 250 cars and was not sold in North America.
It was based on a rear-wheel drive 997 Carrera S but with the wide rear arches of the 997 Carrera 4S.
The styling harked back to 911s of old, with a fixed ducktail rear spoiler and Fuchs-style alloy wheels, while the Sport Classic Grey paintwork was enhanced by two darker stripes running the length of the car. However, the most unusual feature was the double-dome roof panel.
Inside the 997 Sport Classic, the retro theme continued with Espresso Nature brown leather with woven leather panels and unique carpets.
The 3.8-litre engine was enhanced with modified cylinder heads, a new intake system and new engine management, serving to raise output by 23bhp to 408bhp.
The 997 Sport Classic came with a very high specification, including PCCB, Sport Chrono Package Plus, short shift gearchange, limited slip differential, Bose sound upgrade, and even a customised car cover.
As well as the ‘911 Sport Classic’ rear badge, each car had an ‘Exclusive’ plaque on the front right wing.
Compression ratio: 12.5:1
Maximum power: 408bhp at 7300rpm
Maximum torque: 420Nm at 4400-5600rpm
Brakes: Front: 350mm discs; rear: 350mm discs. PCCB, servo assisted with ABS
Suspension: Front: Lower wishbones and MacPherson struts with combined coil springs and dampers, plus anti-roll bar
Rear: Multilink with combined coil springs and dampers, plus anti-roll bar
Wheels & tyres: Front: 19×8.5J with 235/35ZR19 tyres. Rear: 19x11J with 305/30ZR19 tyres
0-62mph: 4.6 sec
Top speed: x187mph
Did you know?
The Sport Classic was developed by the Porsche Exclusive and Tequipment Division.