One of the most influential sports cars of all time, the Porsche 911, is turning 60. We flew to Italy for a special birthday bash where the star of the party was a new limited-edition variant— the 911 S/T.

This is much more than a 911 with a special badge; the S/T happens to be the lightest 911 of the 992 generation, coming in at 3,065-pounds. The body is kept light through various uses of carbon fiber reinforced plastic. The wheels are made of magnesium, and even a lightweight clutch was made exclusively for the S/T.

Yep, the S/T’s sole transmission is of the manual six-speed variety. It’s paired up to a GT3 RS-derived engine, a 4.0-liter Boxer-six putting out 518 horsepower and revving out to 9,000 RPM.

Utilizing the 911’s standard narrow chassis, a double-wishbone front-axle and multi-link rear setup without rear steering further carves out the S/T’s niche in the 911 portfolio.

DAVE SCRIVENER: “Porsche is approaching Baskin-Robbins territory. I think there’s 27 flavors of 911 now, and not a plain vanilla in the bunch. The 911 S/T is positioned to be the ultimate street GT 911, and built to be lightweight, nimble and dynamic for the driver.

I can’t give the location, but we’re driving the actual roads Porsche’s engineers used to develop this car. It tracks with pinpoint precision, soaks up bumps, and still gives you a ride you can drive every day.”

The 2024 Porsche 911 S/T starts at an eye-watering $290,000. They’re expected to arrive to those lucky buyers in the Spring of next year.