Outsider view: Retro-look 911

Pete Mait

As retro mania continues to spread, Porsche are now also getting in on the act. The 911 Sport Classic is a deliberate throwback to earlier models and borrows many of their styling cues. In addition, though, it features every conceivable modern luxury, and can be customized even further. As we know, Porsche can meet almost any request. But that's what sets this 911 apart from classic Porsches, which were pure driving machines. The Sport Classic's powerful engine (408bhp) still ensures excellent road performance, but the car's unladen weight of 1,425 kilograms, despite doors made of aluminium, speaks for itself. This 911 should go on a diet. Now that would be really retro, because sometimes less is more.