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Porsche 911 Black Edition: Porsche 911 Coupe & Cabriolet Limited Edition

Tue, 25 Jan 2011

Porsche 911 Black Edition - Coupe or Cabriolet

Yes, it’s the season for car makers to reveal ‘Limited Editions’ to keep a bit of interest coming in from car buyers, when all they really want to do is stay at home and contemplate their Christmas bills.

Today’s little gem of marketing comes from Porsche, with a Limited Edition take on the 911. So we get treated to both the Porsche 911 Black Edition Coupe and the Porsche 911 Black Edition Cabriolet. Which, of course, has absolutely nothing to do with keeping buyers interested in a car we know will be replaced by the end of the year.

Even though we know you’re used to car makers and their limited editions, we also know you couldn’t possibly guess what’s on offer with the 911 Black, so we’ll tell you. It’s black. As standard it’s plain black but you can – control yourselves – opt for Basalt Black metallic. And really, that’s about it.

Yes, there are a couple of extra bits. You get 19″ Turbo II alloys, Bose and black lettering on stainless steel door entry guards which proclaim ‘Black edition’. Engine is bog-standard Carrera – the 3.6 litre – and everything else is bog-standard and comes in black.

Porsche are building 1,911 911 Black Editions. The 911 Black Edition Coupe comes in at £67,270 and the 911 Black Edition Cabriolet at £74,958 and both go on sale in the UK in April. Which is the same price as a regular Carrera and half the price of the last 911 limited edition – the Porsche 911 Sport Classic.

And, Porsche are at pains to point out, you can add as much as you want from the regular options list. But joshing apart, the bog-standard Carrera is in many ways the very best 911. It’s the purest, and in many ways the most fun to drive. So why not grab the few extra toys on the 911 Black Edition?

After all, they are effectively a freebie with the Black Edition costing the same as the Carrera.

By Cars UK