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Porsche 911 S/T: the lightest 911 in the 992 range

August 2, 2023

GT3 RS engine with manual transmission

This is the first time that the 386 kW (525 hp) engine from the 911 GT3 RS has been mated to a manual transmission and a newly developed lightweight clutch. This 4.0-liter boxer engine from the 911 GT3 RS is already an attraction in itself thanks to its high-revving character. According to Porsche, the 911 S/T brings together the strengths of the 911 GT3 with Touring Package and the 911 GT3 RS.

Weight Porsche 911 S/T

Due to its lightweight construction, the Porsche 911 S/T weighs only 1,380 kilograms (DIN, 1,455 kilograms EU unladen). This makes it the lightest 911 in the 992 series. The front cover, roof, front wheel arches and doors with distinctive air intakes are made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP: Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics). That includes the safety cage, the rear axle stabilizer and the “shear panel,” the rear axle reinforcement element.

“The S/T is the only 911 of the current generation without rear-wheel steering.”

Rear-wheel steering is missing

Magnesium rims, ceramic brakes (PCCB), a lithium-ion starter battery and lightweight glass are also standard. Along with less sound insulation, the lack of rear-wheel steering and weight savings in the powertrain, the 911 S/T is another 40 kilograms lighter than the 911 GT3 with manual transmission. Especially for the 911 S/T, Porsche has developed a new lightweight clutch. Together with the single-mass flywheel, this reduces the weight of the rotating mass by 10.5 kilograms, making the responses of the atmospheric boxer engine even more direct and the revs building up exceptionally quickly.

Porsche 911 S/T 2023


The six-speed transmission has shorter ratios than those of the 911 GT3. Partly because of this, the 911 S/T accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds. The top speed is 300 km/h. The S/T is the only 911 of the current generation without rear-wheel steering. Up front, it has double wishbone suspension.


The aerodynamic features of the 911 S/T were also developed primarily for street use. In doing so, the “Gurney flap” on the retractable rear spoiler immediately stands out. The 911 S/T has magnesium rims with a center wheel nut. Front rims have a diameter of 20-inch and 21-inch ones are mounted on the rear axle. Up front, this Porsche has 225/35 ZR 20 tires. In the rear, that rubber is in size 315/30 ZR 21.

Interior Porsche 911 S/T

The interior is also very sporty. For example, CFRP bucket seats are standard. The four-way power-adjustable Sport Seat Plus is available at no extra charge. Trimmed in green (including the Sport Chrono Package clock), the instruments are a nod to the instrumentation of early 911 models.

Interior Porsche 911 S/T

Heritage Design Package

The optional Heritage Design Package brings back the racing atmosphere of the 911 S from the late 1960s and early 1970s. The included new exterior color Shoreblue Metallic and the wheel shade Ceramica are designed exclusively for this extra elegant version. The doors can be equipped with a starting number from 0-99, and a decorative foil finish is also available. The classic Porsche logo of the original 911 on the front cover, wheel nuts, steering wheel and headrests further emphasizes the historic character of the car. The central part of the seats is upholstered with fabric in Classic Cognac pinstripe design. The side parts of the seats and the armrests are upholstered in two-tone semi-aniline leather (Black/Classic Cognac). The headliner in perforated Dinamica, like other trim details, comes from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. The Porsche logo and 911 S/T designation on the rear are done in (classic) gold color.

What time is it?

Especially for buyers of a 911 S/T, the Chronograph 1-911 S/T is available. This watch has a titanium case, which is completely in line with the unique, purist character of the 911 S/T. In fact, for weight-saving reasons, the cabinet is blasted and not coated. The Porsche Design WERK 01.240 movement with COSC certification and flyback function is at the heart of this exclusive chronograph watch. Its visible rotor is done in the design of the 911 S/T’s magnesium rims.

The Dutch market introduction of the Porsche 911 S/T is scheduled for October. A 911 GT3 RS costs around 350,000 euros and a 911 GT3 comes from around 276,000 euros. This limited edition is a bit more expensive. The Dutch price comes to 411,200 euros, including Porsche Design Chronograph (11,950 euros).

History Porsche S/T

The S/T designation harkens back to the 911 S of the first generation 911. Its racing version, which was available starting in 1969, was known internally as 911 ST. Modifications to the chassis, wheels, engine and body made this model perform even better in terms of acceleration, braking power, traction and cornering stability. However, large spoilers and other aerodynamic aids were missing. The new 911 S/T translates this concept into the current model generation.

Interior Porsche 911 S/T

Porsche 911 S/T

Porsche 911 S/T 2023