Following the launch of the top-of-the-range 911 Dakar, Porsche has revealed the secret 911 ST that will have lower ground clearance, lighter weight and faster lap time thanks to various components and equipment borrowed from the GT3 RS.
The ST takes its name from a small series of lightweight 911s built for racing in the early 1970s, when the FIA changed competition rules to allow racing cars to use wider arches than their showroom counterparts.
But while its modern namesake should feel right at home on the track, it's definitely been designed with the road in mind.
It's best to think of the new ST, which is the next car from Porsche Heritage Design projects, as evidenced by the round badge on the rear fascia, as a hybrid of your favorite contemporary Porsche 911 components.
The GT3 Touring and original ST preceded the legendary Carrera RS 2.7 and its iconic “duck tail”.
Like the Sport Classic, the ST will only send its power to the rear wheels via 6 manual transmissions.
But instead of the Classic's mighty 911 Turbo powertrain, the ST will almost certainly get the GT3 RS's 518hp, 4.0-liter naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine, which is currently only available with a PDK gearbox. double clutch.
Having three pedals means the ST won't match the 3.0 seconds from zero to 60 mph of the RS, though it might take a tenth or two of the 3.7 seconds required for a manual GT3 Touring.
Porsche only built around 24 original STs between 1970 and 1971.