911 Black Edition set for Spring arrival

The new Porsche variant is based on the entry level model

In a change of pace from the usual super-high performance variant introductions, Porsche has announced a special edition version of the 911 based on the entry level Carrera 3.6-litre model.

Called the 911 Black Edition and available as either a coupe or cabriolet model, the new variant is set to arrive in April, will only be available in black and is limited to a production run of just 1,911 examples.

A strong equipment specification will include the black paint with the option of ‘basalt black metallic’ and a black canvas roof for the cabriolet model. 19-inch 911 Turbo II two-tone alloy wheels, black, four-piston aluminium monobloc fixed callipers and a grey top-tint in the windscreen will also be standard.

Inside, black lettering on the door sills, part leather seats, Porsche’s sports design steering wheel and a glove box badge displaying the limited edition status will be standard.

Despite the additional equipment and limited edition status, the ‘Black Edition model will have the same purchase price as the standard basic model. It will also feature the same flat-six engine, meaning 345bhp, a top speed of 180mph and zero to 62mph acceleration of 4.9 seconds in coupe form.

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