Debuting this spring as a 2012 model, Porsche has announced the 911 Black Edition. This limited production 911 will see a total of 1.911 cars built, with about 573 cars earmarked for North America. The 911 Black Edition is based on the 911 Carrera, and is mechanically identical in every regard. Which means power comes from a 3.6L flat six delivering 345hp. Porsche claims a top speed of 180mph, and expect 0-60mph times in the mid-four second range. A six-speed manual is standard, and Porsche’s twin-clutch PDK is optional.
As the name suggests, this 911 is available in black only, but the buyer does have a choice of black-either the standard solid black, or optional Basalt Black Metallic. Other visual cues unique to the Black Edition are 911 Turbo II wheels, which showcase black brake calipers. Porsche sprinkled some minor interior changes, most notably black-faced gauges, which just looks right in a 911.