Is the 2022 911 Porsche Sport Classic Worth The Money?
The 2022 Porsche 911 Sport Classic is a combination of cars that aims to be several things. Part celebration of Porsche heritage, part engaging grand tourer, with a bit of exclusivity thrown in. The first 911 Sport Classic was built on the 997 platform and while rare (only 250 were made) it was ultimately a Carrera S with a body kit and a 20 horsepower bump. This one is a bit more special. This new Sports Classic is a bit more unique. Offered in four colors, it gets the 543HP engine from the Turbo but power only goes to the rear wheels. Even better, it’s only offered with a manual transmission. Is it a milder GT2? Is it too close to the already-impressive 911 GTS? Let’s find out.
No matter how fast the new ones go but they lack the driver engagement of the 997 gen. Volkswagen actually killed this brand the moment they took charge of Porsche. No matter what fancy ways they market their cars now but all their models post 997/987 gen are big compromises and MISSING the following:
1. Hydraulic Steering of 997/987
2. Long Travel Brakes of 997/987
3. ‘Hand’ brake of 997/987
4. Short Wheelbase (Nimbleness) of 997/987
5. Sports car Dimensions of 997/987
6. Raw feel of 997/987
7. True & Realtime feedback of 997/987
8. Analog buttons with tactile feedback of 997/987
9. Analog dials and gauge cluster of 997/987
10. Better Visibility (Low Shoulder Lines) of 997/987
11. Pinky Lai Design and killer looks of the 997/987
Oh did I mention that 997/987 was the last gen of Porsche that was a TRUE SPORTS CAR? Post that VW took over Porsche and replaced everything with VW/Audi components and their greed for profits killed all the essential elements that make a Porsche a PORSCHE. Now they only make ‘Luxury Tourers’ disguised as Sports cars and there are rich dummies who buy them thinking they bought a sports car, lol. #ShameOnPorsche!