The Porsche 911 Black Editions offer the core 911 principles of distinctive design with a high level of specification that emphasizes the iconic styling of the car and enhances the interior, while retaining the authentic sporting character of the driving experience.
Available in just 1911 examples worldwide, the 911 Black Edition is painted in plain black as standard, with Basalt Black metallic available as an option. The electric-folding hood of the Cabriolet model is trimmed in black cloth.
Exterior highlights are provided by the 19-inch 911 Turbo II forged wheels. In addition, the wheel rims provide an unobstructed view of the brake discs, which are naturally paired with black-finished, four-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers.
Black lettering on the stainless steel door entry guards identifies each 'Black Edition', and provides a first hint of the high-quality interior with its focus on sports car values.
Inside, the color theme continues with a black leather interior, and facing the driver is a thick-rimmed SportDesign steering wheel. The instrument cluster naturally remains black. On the glove compartment lid, a badge testifies to the limited production run of the 911 Black Edition.
By way of contrast, the decorative fascia strip, gear lever and air vents are finished in aluminum-look paint. The rear centre console is painted in the exterior color.
Together with the characteristic exhaust note of the flat-six 3.6-litre engine, a further acoustic highlight of the 911 Black Edition is the BOSE Surround Sound System that is fitted as standard. This was specially coordinated with the interior of the 911 Carrera and comprises 13 loudspeakers (12 in the Cabriolet) including an active subwoofer and central speaker as well as a seven-channel digital amplifier. It delivers a total of 385 watts for an immersive sound experience.
Also standard on the Black Edition models is satellite navigation, and a universal audio interface in the central console that enables an MP3 player to be connected to the audio.
Every 911 Black Edition also features rear ParkAssist, cruise control, automatic dimming anti-dazzle interior and exterior mirrors, and rain-sensing windscreen wipers.
The technology of the 911 Black Edition conforms to the Carrera standard: Under the rear lid is the typical Carrera flat-six cylinder engine, producing 345hp (at 6500rpm from 3614cc.
Coupled with the six-speed gearbox, this output delivers a top speed of 180mph in both body versions. At its maximum acceleration, the Coupe reaches 62mph in 4.9 seconds, the Cabriolet in 5.1 seconds.
The 911 Black Edition enjoys the same technical special equipment options that are offered for all Carrera models, such as the PDK transmission, PASM suspension and PCCB ceramic brakes at extra cost.
The 911 Black Edition goes on sale from April 2011.