Based on the 3.6-liter, 345 horsepower (hp) 911 Carrera, the upcoming Porsche 911 Black Edition features a comprehensive list of standard equipment and will be available as a Coupe or Cabriolet and only in black. Exclusivity and price help make this new 911 Carrera distinctive as the Porshce 911 Black Edition will be limited to just 1,911 worldwide units. MSRP will be $81,300 for the 911 Black Edition Coupe and $91,300 for the 911 Black Edition Cabriolet, and they will be available in the spring of 2011.
The 2012 Porsche 911 Black Edition will only be available in black, with two paint choices: Solid Black or the optional Basalt Black Metallic, with highlights provided by the 19 inch 911 Turbo II two-color wheels, their dichroic effect complementing the discreet elegance of the exterior color. In addition, the rims provide an unobstructed view of the brake’s black, four-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers.
Exclusive to the Porsche 911 Black Edition, black lettering on the stainless steel door entry guards provides the first hint of the high-quality interior design and continues the exterior color scheme. Also included is a sport design steering wheel while the instrument cluster remains black.
An acoustic highlight of the Porsche 911 Black Edition’s additional equipment is the BOSE® Surround Sound-System that is now standard in the 911 Black Edition, along with the Porsche touch screen Communication Management (PCM) system, XM Radio, XM NavTraffic and GPS based navigation.
All told, the Porsche 911 Black Edition represents an approximate $6,000 savings over a similarly equipped 911 Carrera.
The 2012 Porsche 911 Black Edition’s technology conforms to the Carrera standard: Under the rear lid lies the Carrera flat-six cylinder engine, producing 345 hp at 6,500 rpm from 3,614 cubic centimeters. Coupled with the six-speed manual gearbox, the Carrera achieves a top-track speed of 180 mph in both body versions. When fitted with the Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) seven-speed double clutch transmission and Sport Chrono Plus Package, the 911 Black Edition Coupe can reach 60 mph in as little as 4.3 seconds, the Porsche 911 Black Edition Cabriolet in 4.5. Despite the impressive performance figures, fuel consumption remains moderate with EPA ratings of 19 mpg city, 27 highway, also with the PDK.