Porsche says the 911 Speedster will go into production next year


Remember the Porsche 911 Speedster Concept we share a few months back? Well, Porsche has just revealed that exactly 1,948 units of the open-top two-seater based on the 991 series will be built – with production set to begin in 2019.

The number reminisces the Porsche 356 “Number 1” that began production in 1948 while the Guards Red paintwork is a reference to the 1988 911 Speedster.

Adding to the catchy paintwork are 21-inch centre lock wheels with a cross-spoke wheel design that’s similar to Porsche race cars such as the 911 RSR and the GT3 R.

What’s really intriguing though, is the fact that it’s been present with tinted out red headlights, like Terminator’s eyes after its face had been ripped off.

It will share certain body components from the Speedster Concept such as the carbon fibre rear bonnet with the double-bubble cover behind the seats, fenders and front bonnet that’s also made of carbon fibre. Don’t you think, especially from the side view, that it looks like a turtle though?

Powering the Speedster will be a naturally-aspirated flat-six engine that’s mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, developing more than 500 hp and is capable of revving up to 9,000 rpm.


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Pan Eu Jin

Pan Eu Jin

Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.
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