Porsche is launching a special limited edition model of the 911 to celebrate 50 years since the iconic coupe made its debut in 1963.  Appropriately, just 1,963 units of the Porsche 911 50 Years Edition will be made.

Based on the 911 Carrera S but featuring the wider body of the Carrera 4 models, the 911 50 Years Edition is powered by a 400 hp 3.8-litre flat-six engine, capable of sprinting to 62 mph in 4.5 seconds (4.3 for PDK-equipped cars) and on to a 186 mph top speed.  Combined fuel consumption is 29.7 mpg (32.5 mpg with PDK), which equates to CO2 emissions of 224 g/km (205 g/km with PDK).

The limited edition carries bespoke chrome strips on the fins of the engine compartment grille, complemented by special trims on the front air inlets, and a strip across the car between the rear lights.

Unique five-spoke cast alloy wheels hark back to the so-called ‘Fuchs’ wheels, a legendary rim that was first fitted to the 911 in 1966. The new 20-inch diameter wheels are finished in matt black paint with machine-polished centres.

Two unique colours are available for this anniversary 911; a darker Graphite Grey and a lighter Geyser Grey metallic. Black is also available.

Each of the cars carries a ‘911 50’ badge finished in two-tone 3D-style on the rear lid, which is repeated on the head restraints, rev counter, aluminium door sill plates, and passenger side fascia strip.

The special models also feature high-gloss window frames and SportDesign exterior mirrors.

Inside, there are further styling touches reminiscent of the original 911 such as green labelling on the instruments with white pointer needles and silver caps on the instrument pivot pins. The centre panels of the leather seats are designed with a fabric pattern that evokes the ‘Pepita’ tartan design from the 1960s. The leather interior can be specified in Agate Grey or Black with decorative stitching. Sports seats with 14-way adjustment are standard, with 18-way Sport Seats Plus available as an option. The gear shift or selector lever comes from the Porsche Exclusive custom tailoring programme.

The Porsche 911 50 Years Edition is available to order now, priced from £92,257. First deliveries will arrive in September.