Porsche's 50th birthday present

Porsche is continuing to celebrate 50 years of the iconic 911 by building this – the 911 50 Years Edition.

Essentially a birthday present to itself, Porsche will build just 1963 units of the limited edition model – a not too subtle nod to the 911’s birth year.

As you’d expect, the anniversary model takes design cues from past 911 classics, sporting Fuchs-inspired 20 inch wheels, unique paint and chrome strips across the engine bay.

Think of it as a 911 ‘greatest hits’ package.

Housed in the extra-wide Carrera 4’s body, the 50 Year’s Edition uses the Carrera 2’s rear-wheel-drive layout, with Porsche’s 3.8-litre flat six providing 294kW.

Set to be officially unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, a limited number of the 50 Years Edition will hit Australian shores later this year priced from $270,100.

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