Porsche 911 Speedster Concept Headed into Production

 

The 911 Speedster concept study, presented during the 70th birthday of the sports car manufacturer, will be produced as a limited special edition. Porsche has decided to start producing the purist Porsche 911 Speedster in the first half of 2019.

Exactly 1,948 units of the open-top two-seater will be built. The future 911 Speedster, based on the 991 range, will be the first car to be offered with the new Heritage Design Packages. This exclusive accessory line by Porsche Exclusive allows for an even higher degree of personalization for the 911.

The Speedster concept features shortened window frames with their lowered cowl top panels and the smaller side windows as well as the carbon-fiber rear bonnet with the double-bubble cover behind the seats. The car will come with a lightweight Tonneau cover, fitted by Tenax buttons, instead of a convertible soft top.

The Speedster concept is based on the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet. The fenders, as well as the front and rear bonnet are made from lightweight carbon fiber composite while the chassis was taken from the 911 GT3. Furthermore, the GT development department provided the exhaust system with its titanium tailpipes and the drivetrain including the manually operated six-speed gearbox. The same goes for the centerpiece of the limited special edition: The Speedster Concept is powered by a naturally-aspirated flat-six engine developing more than 500 hp and capable of engine speeds up to 9,000 rpm.
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