Porsche continues to milk the 911 nameplate for all its worth by coming up with a special edition model that's limited to only 1,911 units while costing exactly as much as the Carrera models it is based on.
Called the 911 Black Edition, the car is based on the coupe and cabriolet variants of the 3.6-liter, 349hp Carrera, and befitting of its name, comes in plain black as standard or in the optional basalt black metallic. The achromatic hue is abundant in this limited-edition model, from the convertible's cloth top and 19-inch bi-color wheels sourced from the Turbo to the four-piston aluminum monobloc fixed brake calipers and the "Black Edition" lettering on the stainless steel door sill entry guards.
The car gets the same treatment on the inside as a full black leather interior is an available option to go with the standard partial leather seats while the rear center console is also executed in black. To prevent the entire package from looking drab, the decorative molding on the dashboard, gear lever and air vents are finished in aluminum-look paint. So the passenger won't forget he or she is in a limited-edition model, a badge on the glove compartment lid testifies to the 911 Black Edition's limited production run.
The 911 Black Edition also comes with a 13-speaker (12 in the Cabriolet) Bose Surround Sound-System including an active subwoofer and center speaker as well as a seven channel digital amplifier. Enhanced equipment that the limited-edition 911 also gets include a parking assistant, cruise control, automatic anti-dazzle interior and exterior mirrors, and a rain sensor.
With the Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe dual clutch transmission, the 911 Black Edition's zero to 100kph sprint is timed at just 4.7 seconds in the coupe and 4.9 seconds on the cabriolet. The car is also equipped with Launch Control to further shave 0.2 seconds off of its acceleration times.