The 2012 Porsche 911 Black Edition coupe personifies sleekness in power in a package that's all about the absence of color. In short, it represents the power of attraction in tightly wrapped package. The Black Edition joins the famous Porsche 911 line- a collection of vehicles with a truly iconic history. The Porsche 911 line is more than just a major part of the luxury automaker's lineup; it's the most iconic model in the brand's history. The 911 was the major model to shape Porsche's reputation in the auto industry, and some enthusiasts consider it to be the only "true" Porsche luxury sports car in existence. The original Porsche 911 coupe, which premiered in 1963 to replace the Porsche 356 was, in short, a heavily-altered Volkswagen Beetle.
This new luxury coupe was an immediate success, and it continued its well-earned reputation into the next several decades- all the way to the present day. Presently, the 911 is still known for its iconic look and various sporty model offerings. In many ways, (and to many of its fans) the 911 coupe represents the "true" European luxury sports car. The Porsche 911 hasn't only been successful on standard civilian roads, either. It's made quite a name for itself on the race track over the last several decades.
Porsche has premiered a Black Edition for several of its sporty luxury cars over the past few years. These Editions are characterized by an abundance of black: accents, paint job, interior, etc.- though Porsche sees this abundance of black as more of a "lack" of color itself. Like the "little black dress," the Black Edition Coupe is the definition of classy. The 2012 Porsche 911 Black Edition coupe is available in both coupe and cabriolet (convertible) forms and also comes in rear-wheel-drive Carrera 4 and a Turbo all-wheel -drive variants. This Black Edition is powered by a 2.6-liter flat six-cylinder engine that produces 345 horsepower (also seen in the standard Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S models). Its top speed on the track comes in around 180 mph, and it achieves zero-to-sixty in only 4.5 seconds. With the optional 7-Speed PDK, the Porsche gets there in only 4.1 seconds. Exactly 1911 Black Editions were constructed- a fourth of which were shipped to the United States. After review, we can't find many negative words to say about the Porsche 911 Black Edition coupe. It's well-equipped, and it's sure to one day be a powerful collector's item.