Limited edition Porsche 911 announced

* Retro-inspired Porsche 911 * On sale in January * Costs 140,049...

Limited edition Porsche 911 announced

Porsche has revealed its retro-inspired 911 Sport Classic, a limited-edition model based on the 911 Carerra S.

Classic styling cues
Just 250 of the cars will be built and, as the name suggests, the 911 Sport Classic takes its styling cues from 911s of past with details such as retro alloy wheels and a spoiler similar to that found on the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7.

Other visual changes include a revised front spoiler, side sills and black-rimmed bi-xenon headlights inspired by racing cars such as the 1974 911 Turbo RSR. There's also a dip in the centre section of the roof that creates a 'double-dome' effect in deference to the Carrera GT.

Sport Classic Grey is the only colour option, with two darker grey stripes running across the top of the car.

The interior gets woven leather on the sports seats and door linings, while the dashboard is also trimmed in leather. Motifs near the glovebox and on the door sills display the number of each car within the 250-model production run.

More power
The 911 Sport Classic is powered by the 3.8-litre flat-six engine from the 911 Carrera S, but its power is up from 380bhp to 402bhp thanks to a new intake system and cylinder heads, plus engine management tweaks.

A six-speed manual gearbox is standard and Porsche quotes a 0-62mph time of 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 187mph.

The car, which has been lowered by 20mm over the standard version, comes with Porsche's Sport Chrono Package Plus, as well as the company's Active Suspension Management and uprated brakes.

A BOSE stereo, Alcantara headlining and a vehicle-tracking system also come as standard.

The 911 Sport Classic goes on sale in the UK in January 2010, with prices starting at 140,049.