Porsche 911 Speedster will be produced as a limited special edition
Second Speedster concept in Guards red revealed for 2019 production
Porsche has teased and displayed the 911 Speedster Concept study since June 2018. To little surprise, Porsche confirmed today at the Paris motor show that the 911 Speedster Concept will go into production.
The first 911 Speedster concept lauched (Image Porsche AG)
Only 1,948 units of the open-top two-seater Speedster will be built. The significance of this number is that it is when the Porsche 356 “Number 1” received its operating license in 1948.
Also in Paris, Porsche displayed a second concept of the Speedster in Guards Red paintwork. This is a clear reference to the 1988 911 Speedster of the G-Model generation.
A reference to the 911 Speedster G model (Image Porsche AG
The tinted day-time running lights of the Guards red 911 Speedster concept are inspired by Porsches racing heritage. They give the Speedster a unique look.
2019 Speedster Concept (Image Porsche AG)
The Guards Red 911 Speedster is wearing the new cross-spoke 21-inch wheels which are likely to be carried over to production. The engine will be the 4.0 litre flat six from the 991.2 GT3 coupled with Porsches manual transmission.
The new cross-spoke 21-inch wheels (Image Porsche AG)
The car was developed by Porsche Motorsport in Weissach and will be produced as a 991 generation model. The speedster will be built in cooperation with Style Porsche and Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur.
Porsche Exclusive interior (Image Porsche AG)
The body is based on the 991 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet although the fenders and front and rear bonnet are made from lightweight carbon fibre composite. The chassis has been taken from the 911 GT3.
Porsche 911 Speedster (Image Porsche AG)
The 911 Speedster, will be the first car to be offered with the newly launched Porsche Heritage Design Packages. This exclusive design package will allow owners to choose a high degree of personalisation for their 911.
911 Speedster Concept (Image Porsche AG)
The 911 Speedster concept is a celebration of Porsche’s early racing days. Pricing has not yet been announced.
Porsche 911 Speedster in Guards Red (Image Porsche AG)