Porsche announces plans to produce the 911 Speedster
Back in June, at their 70th birthday celebrations, Porsche presented their 911 Speedster concept car. It was so popular that Porsche announced this week at the Paris Motor Show that they are going to produce 1,948 of the Speedsters.
The model here is the concept edition of the Speedster but it’s likely the production model will look very similar. Whilst the chassis, engine and gearbox are borrowed from the GT3 (a naturally-aspirated flat-six producing over 500bhp), the body is based on the Carrera 4 Cabriolet but with shortened window frames, a more steeply-raked windscreen, a carbon fibre rear deck and carbon front wings. It has also been given new 21-inch centrelock wheels, red-tinted daytime running lights, red headlights and a black leather interior. Hopefully, it will keep the Guards Red exterior reminiscent of the 911 Speedsters of the 80s.
The Speedster will go into production early next year. And we can’t wait to see the result.