To commemorate 50 years of the iconic 911, Porsche has created a special model that will be limited to just 1,963 units worldwide – that figure itself a nod to the 911's birth year.
Based on the 911 Carrera S, the special edition boasts a rear-mounted, 398bhp flat-six engine that drives the rear wheels.
Other bespoke touches include a wider body – 44mm across the rear wheel arches – that is usually reserved for the all-wheel drive Carrera 4 models.
Notable styling upgrades also include: chrome strips on the fins of the engine compartment grille that hint at the rear-engined nature of this sportscar, alloy wheels that have been influenced by the iconic 'Fuchs' rims that were first introduced to the 911 in 1966 and two unique and retro-inspired paintjobs.
This isn't just a styling exercise though, as the Porsche Active Suspension Management system has been fettled to cope with the wider track and a sports exhaust system makes sure drivers and passers-by enjoy the aural entertainment.
The engine that produces the audible fireworks is a 398bhp, 3.8-litre flat-six that rockets the limited edition 911 to 62mph from a standstill in just 4.5 seconds – or 4.3 seconds if you opt for the lightning quick PDK transmission.
The 911 50 Years Edition is available to order now from Porsche Centres in the UK and Ireland, priced from £92,257. First right-hand drive deliveries will arrive in September.