I happen to know a very attractive woman who has a passion for Porsche’s the way I have a passion for very attractive women, so when German sports car manufacturer Porsche very recently revealed a new limited edition variant of its 911 model, dubbed Black Edition, I knew I had to put this up for her. Available as a coupe or convertible, it features a unique appearance with a plain black exterior, black brake calipers, and 19-inch 911 Turbo II bi-color wheels.
Inside, the cabin is nicely equipped with partial leather seats, a sport steering wheel, aluminum look trim, a painted center console, and Black Edition door entry guards. In addition to that, a BOSE Surround Sound-System is fitted as standard, comprising 13 loudspeakers including an active subwoofer and central speaker as well as a seven-channel digital amplifier, delivering a total output of 385W.
Also standard on the Black Edition models is satellite navigation, and a universal audio interface in the central console storage compartment that enables an MP3 player to be connected to the audio. Every 911 also features rear ParkAssist, cruise control, automatic dimming anti-dazzle interior and exterior mirrors, and rain-sensing windscreen wipers. Power comes from a naturally-aspirated 3.6-liter flat-six engine with 345 PS (254 kW / 341 hp) and 390 Nm (288 lb-ft) of torque.
Paired to a six-speed manual transmission, the coupe accelerates from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.9 seconds while the convertible does the same task in 5.1 seconds. Regardless of body style, the top speed is 289 km/h (180 mph). It comes with a price tag of $81,300 for the coupe, and for just an extra $10,000, you can get the cabriolet for $91,300. They’re due to arrive in the spring.