Only available in black: 2011 Porsche 911 Black Edition Coupe and Cabriolet unveiled

2011 Porsche 911 Black Edition

In spring 2011, the world of the 911 will become even more attractive and… blacker. Meet the all-new 2011 Porsche 911 Black Edition. The special-edition model features a comprehensive list of standard equipment packages and is available as a Coupe or Cabriolet.

The 2011 Porsche 911 Black edition is available in two exterior paint choices including Solid Black or the optional Basalt Black Metallic. Highlights include 19 inch 911 Turbo II two-color wheels, black brake calipers, gray top-tint in the windscreen, ‘Black Edition’ black lettering on the stainless steel door entry guards, a black interior with black leather seats, black sports steering wheel and a bunch of other… black touches. The Porsche 911 Black Edition also gets a BOSE Surround Sound-System as standard along with GPS navigation, parking assistant, cruise control, automatic anti-dazzle interior and exterior mirrors and a rain sensing wipers.

Power comes from the Carrera’s 3.6L flat-six cylinder engine making 345-hp. Mated to a 6-speed manual, the 911 Black Edition Coupe runs from 0-62 in 4.9 seconds (Cabriolet in 5.1 seconds) with a top speed of 180 mph. Throw in Porsche’s Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) transmission and the 911 Black Edition goes from 0-62 mph in 4.7 seconds in coupe form and 4.9 seconds in convertible form.

Porsche says that approximately 30 percent of the limited-edition 1,911 units of the 911 Black Edition are headed to North America with prices starting at $81,300 for the coupe and $91,300 for the convertible.

Check out the high-res gallery and the press release after the jump.

Press Release:

Approximately 30% of the 1,911 911 Black Edition Carrera Coupe and Cabriolet units headed to North America

ATLANTA – January 25, 2011 –Based on the 3.6-liter, 345 horsepower (hp) 911 Carrera, the upcoming 911 Black Edition features a comprehensive list of standard equipment and will be available as a Coupe or Cabriolet and only in black. Exclusivity and price help make this new 911 Carrera distinctive as the 911 Black Edition will be limited to just 1,911 worldwide units. MSRP will be $81,300 for the Coupe and $91,300 for the Cabriolet, and they will be available in the spring of 2011.

The 911 Black Edition will only be available in black, with two paint choices: Solid Black or the optional Basalt Black Metallic, with highlights provided by the 19 inch 911 Turbo II two-color wheels, their dichroic effect complementing the discreet elegance of the exterior color. In addition, the rims provide an unobstructed view of the brake’s black, four-piston aluminum monobloc fixed calipers.

Exclusive to the Black Edition, black lettering on the stainless steel door entry guards provides the first hint of the high-quality interior design and continues the exterior color scheme. Also included is a sport design steering wheel while the instrument cluster remains black. On the glove compartment lid, a badge testifies to the 911 Black Edition’s limited production run while the decorative molding on the dashboard, gear lever or selector and air vents provide a contrast with their aluminum look paint. The rear center console is painted in the exterior color.

An acoustic highlight of the 911 Black Edition’s additional equipment is the BOSE® Surround Sound-System that is now standard in the 911 Black Edition, along with the Porsche touch screen Communication Management (PCM) system, XM Radio, XM NavTraffic and GPS based navigation.

All told, the 911 Black Edition represents an approximate $6,000 savings over a similarly equipped 911 Carrera.

The 911 Black Edition’s technology conforms to the Carrera standard: Under the rear lid lies the Carrera flat-six cylinder engine, producing 345 hp at 6,500 rpm from 3,614 cubic centimeters. Coupled with the six-speed manual gearbox, the Carrera achieves a top-track speed of 180 mph in both body versions. When fitted with the Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) seven-speed double clutch transmission and Sport Chrono Plus Package, the Coupe can reach 60 mph in as little as 4.3 seconds, the Cabriolet in 4.5. Despite the impressive performance figures, fuel consumption remains moderate with EPA ratings of 19 mpg city, 27 highway, also with the PDK.

– By: Omar Rana