Car News 2 Oct 2018

Porsche 911 Speedster heads for production

Porsche has revealed a road-going production version of its 911 Speedster Concept. Built to commemorate the end of the current 991-generation, as well as its 70th birthday, the Speedster will feature bespoke bodywork and GT3 underpinnings.

The outside body will come from a 991.2 Carrera 4 Cabriolet, however a carbon fibre ‘Double Bubble’ panel will feature behind the carbon fibre front seats, as well as carbon fibre composite wings and bonnet. This hardcore Speedster will lack sat nav, audio, air conditioning and even a roof, just a simple tonneau cover to keep the rain out once parked up. The Speedster will utilise the GT3’s 4-litre flat-six engine, with 493bhp and a six-speed manual gearbox. A new titanium exhaust will feature, which Porsche claim will add a few extra horsepower.

The Concept on display at the Paris Motor Show reflects a more contemporary design with a Guards Red exterior, and new 21-inch cross-spoke wheels. The ‘Heritage Design Package’ from the original concept will still be available to prospective customer. 1948 units will be built, in partnership with Porsche Exclusive, for a price not yet disclosed. The Concept is due to go into production in the first half of next year.


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