With many different shapes and forms, the Porsche 911 continues to be a forerunner for Porsche in the sports car market. And for Porsche’s 70th birthday, a Porsche 911 Speedster concept was introduced, which will now go into production starting early 2019. Here’s a quick look at what to expect from the limited-edition Porsche 911 Speedster production model.
Going off the date June 8th, 1948, in honor of when the Porsche 356 “Number 1” received its operating license, the concept for the Porsche 911 Speedster was presented. Now, getting ready for its production, there will be only 1,948 models built starting early next year.
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The 911 Speedster is based on the Porsche 991 range and features Guards Red paint like the 1988 Porsche 911 Speedster that was part of the G-Model lineup. It will also be the first to offer the new Heritage Design Packages for more personalization. Along with the 21-inch center lock wheels with cross-spoke design that is based off of Porsche racing cars, the 911 Speedster features two “Talbot” shaped exterior mirrors and fuel tank cap in black-chrome and platinum. The interior is surfaced in partly perforated black leather with red highlights. And the body is based on the popular Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet with a lightweight carbon fiber composite front and rear bonnet and 911 GT3 chassis. Then, the exhaust system is equipped with titanium tailpipes and the speedster will be powered by a 500-horsepower, naturally-aspirated flat-six engine with a manually operated six-speed gearbox.