Quick Spin: 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic is proof that money really can buy happiness

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2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic – Click above for high-res image gallery

The Porsche 911 Sport Classic, introduced late last year, never made it into North American showrooms. The Feds wanted it certified, and with a production run of just a couple hundred units, the German automaker couldn’t accomplish the task in a financially feasible manner. That’s a cryin’ shame, as the gray 911 sporting retro-styled Fuchs wheels and a ducktail is likely one of the best street vehicles to ever come out of Stuttgart.

As good fortune would have it, we crossed paths with a 911 Sport Classic factory prototype in France at the 2010 Le Mans Classic earlier this month. Not only were we able to spend three days with the ultra-limited-edition Porsche, but we had the opportunity to take her out for several hot laps of the complete Le Mans circuit. What differentiates the Sport Classic from the Carrera S, and what’s the story behind those retro-styled touches? How does the Sport Classic drive, and can it be compared to a track-ready GT3? Lastly, what’s the justification for such a high sticker price? Find these answers, and more, after the jump.

Gallery: 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic: Quick Spin

Photos by Michael Harley / Copyright (C)2010 AOL

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