Spied on the Nurburgring, the Porsche 911 Sport Classic looks practically launch-ready with hardly any disguise.

    As we saw on the prototype photographed in April, the Sport Classic will feature a subtle “double bubble” roof with narrower bonnet creases to match those in the roof, as well as a prominent ducktail spoiler.

    The front and rear bumpers seem to be identical to the units fitted to the Turbo S. Unlike the Turbo S, though, the Sport Classic doesn’t feature vents ahead of the rear wheel arches.

    One notable change from the April prototype are the five-spoke Fuchs-style centre-locking alloy wheels on this car.

    It’s unclear what will motivate the 911 Sport Classic, but it could well feature the 3.0-litre twin-turbo flat-six from the Carrera S.

    That engine makes 331kW of power and 530Nm of torque, and is capable of spiriting the coupe from 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds when fitted with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.

    An alternate theory states the Sport Classic will use a version of the 3.0-litre engine from the GTS, which is rated at 353kW and 570Nm.

    The rear-wheel drive GTS coupe can complete the 0-100km/h dash in 3.4 seconds.

    We don’t know for sure when the Sport Classic will debut but, given there’s only a smidgen of camouflage on this car, later this year or early 2022 are good bets.

    The last time Porsche used the Sport Classic name on the 911 was in 2010 on the 997-generation.

    That car had a production run of just 250 units, and the new version could be just as rare.

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    Derek Fung

    Derek Fung would love to tell you about his multiple degrees, but he's too busy writing up some news right now. In his spare time Derek loves chasing automotive rabbits down the hole. Based in New York, New York, Derek loves to travel and is very much a window not an aisle person.

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