- porsche has revealed this 911 classic club coupe, a new one-off from its sonderwunsch ("special wish") customization program.
- the classic club coupe started as a 1998 911 carrera but gained the chassis, brakes, and engine from the 996.2 gt3.
- the interior was entirely reworked in black and gray leather with club blue accents, and porsche added apple carplay, android auto, and siriusxm.
last year, porsche launched sonderwunsch, the resurrection of a 1970s-era program, and it's dedicated to building one-off dream cars based on new and old porsches. this collaboration bore its first fruit, a custom 911 gt3 with a le mans–winning livery, last fall. now porsche has revealed the latest from sonderwunsch: the 911 classic club coupe, drawing inspiration from the 1972 911 carrera rs 2.7 and 2009 911 sport classic. the company worked closely with the porsche club of america on the project, which spanned two and a half years.
the classic club coupe started life as a 1998 911 carrera that the executive director of the porsche club of america found in derelict condition in columbia, virginia. the car was then sent to the porsche classic workshop near the main plant in stuttgart-zuffenhausen, germany, where it underwent a complete restoration and gained the chassis, brakes, and engine from the 996.2 gt3. that naturally aspirated 3.6-liter flat-six is good for 381 horsepower.
the car is finished in sport grey metallic, with full-length light sport grey racing stripes outlined in club blue, similar to the 911 sport classic. at the rear, a ducktail spoiler protrudes between the taillights in a nod to the carrera rs 2.7. the classic club coupe also gains a double-bubble roof that, like the spoiler, was hand-built for this car, and rides on 18-inch forged aluminum fuchs wheels.
inside, the classic club coupe is covered in black leather with slate grey and club blue accents, an alcantara headliner, and a woven black and slate grey pattern on the seats and door panels. the "classic club coupe" script appears throughout, and the car receives modern touches including apple carplay, android auto, and siriusxm. porsche says all of the technical modifications were evaluated so that the car remains in compliance with u.s. regulations. having been the customer for this factory restoration project, the porsche club of america has taken delivery of the completed vehicle, according to a porsche spokesperson.