Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition 

  • $96k built in Germany
  • 2013
  • 394 HP 3.8L
  • 188 mph
Support at each corner is ramped up – although since PASM is adaptive it still works on uneven surfaces – throttle response is sharpened and a brilliant throttle blip function perfectly matches engine and road speeds on the way down the gears.
by EVO (Mar, 2014)
The 50th Anniversary Edition is rear-wheel drive, but it uses the wider bodyshell from the four-wheel-drive Carrera 4.
by EVO (Mar, 2014)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition


911 50th Anniversary Edition
3.7 s
Nissan 350Z
5.2 s
2.7 s

Top speed

911 50th Anniversary Edition
188 mph
253 mph
Mustang GT 5.0
151 mph

1/4 mile

911 50th Anniversary Edition
12 s
10.2 s

Data points Key details of the Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition


911 50th Anniversary Edition


911 50th Anniversary Edition
394 HP
987 HP
750 HP

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


The engine is exceptional, with decent torque from the mid-range and a real appetitive for revs at the top end.
by EVO (Mar, 2014)
With the optional sports exhaust fitted the flat-six howl at high revs is addictive, particularly across the final 200rpm; a pity, then, that with such long gearing you’ll need to travel beyond the UK motorway speed limit even in second gear to hear it.
by EVO (Mar, 2014)
The driver is still aware that the engine is slung out behind the rear axle, but it doesn’t dominate the driving experience as it once did.
by EVO (Mar, 2014)


The seven-speed manual gearbox has improved over the past couple of years, but the throw still isn’t as slick at that of Porsche’s brilliant six-speed manuals.
by EVO (Mar, 2014)
Our test car featured the seven-speed manual, but the paddle-shift PDK gearbox is also available at extra cost.
by EVO (Mar, 2014)
That car was limited to 250 units and boasted much more substantial upgrades over the standard car, so we don’t expect the 50th Anniversary Edition to rise in value as the Sport Classic has done.
by EVO (Mar, 2014)


The twin-turbo BMW M6 is much closer on price, but the 911 50th Anniversary Edition is the more rewarding sports car.
by EVO (Mar, 2014)
Over and above the standard car, the most readily identifiable upgrades include the Fuchs-inspired 20-inch alloy wheels, the darkened headlights surrounds and the chrome highlights across the engine cover.
by EVO (Mar, 2014)


Geyser Grey paint, shown here, is specific to the 50th Anniversary Edition, while a darker shade of grey and the standard Carrera S hue Basalt Black is also available.
by EVO (Mar, 2014)


We still lament the loss of the 997’s wonderful hydraulic steering and the 991 has also lost some of the earlier car’s immediacy and urgency of response, but it remains a crushingly effective sports car.
by EVO (Mar, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Porsche
Price $96,400
Type of car Production car
Year 2013
City mileage 19 MPG
Highway mileage 26 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.81 lb/hp
Maximum hp 394 HP @ 7,400 RPM
Maximum torque 324 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM
Max RPM 7,800 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 3,800 cc
Cylinders Flat 6
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.05 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 188 mph
1/4 mile 12 s
0-60mph 3.7 s
Drag coefficient 0.29


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.91:1
  2. 2: 2.29:1
  3. 3: 1.55:1
  4. 4: 1.3:1
  5. 5: 1.08:1
  6. 6: 0.88:1
  7. 7: 0.71:1
Axle ratio 3.44:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 508/? 216
Rear wheels 508/? 279

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,076 lb
Width 71.2 in
Height 51 in
Length 176.8 in
Front track width 60.6 in
Wheelbase 96.5 in
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