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Porsche has unveiled the limited edition 2010 911 Sport Classic, ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Based on the Carrera S, the 911 SC is powered by a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine with 408 horsepower. The modest increase in performance (23 hp) comes from a new resonance intake manifold which features "six vacuum-controlled switching flaps".  The 911 SC accelerates from 0-62mph (100 km/h) in 4.6 seconds; top speed 187 mph (302 km/h); fuel consumption in the New European Driving Cycle of 26.6 mpg (10.6 ltr/100 km).

Available exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission, the Sport Classic boasts ceramic composite brakes, a PASM sports suspension (that lowers the car 20mm / 0.79"), a mechanical rear axle differential, and custom-made iconic Fuchs style 19-inch wheels from the Sixties outfitted with high performance tires.

Designed for "genuine aficionados", the SC features throwback styling with an exclusive Sport Classic Grey paint scheme. Key styling details include a double-dome roof, a 44mm (1.73") wider rear body, a "SportDesign" front apron, clear lens taillamps and a massive dovetail (aka ducktail) spoiler inspired by the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7.

Inside, the car features an exclusive interior with sports seats trimmed in brown woven leather. Other unique touches include a dashboard upholstered in "Espresso Nature" leather, an Alcantara roof lining and bright detailing on the shifter and handbrake.

Only 250 911 Sport Classics will be produced, and they will go on sale in January 2010 with a Euro base price of €169,300 without value-added tax and national specifications and £140,049 in the UK and Ireland.

See press release below for further details and specs.

Gallery: Porsche 911 Sport Classic Announced – Exclusive for 250 Fans of the 911

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