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Old 10-02-2018, 11:07 AM   #1
 
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Default Porsche once again using nostalgia for another limited production car. 911 Speedster

I'm not into convertibles too often. But this thing looks great. I can imagine driving in the mountains in this with the top down, shifting gears on a manual trans, and listening to that engine at 9,000 rpm and 500+ hp. Oh sweet noises.








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Concept car presented at Porsche’s 70th birthday will be produced as a limited-edition Porsche 911 Speedster in early 2019.

Exactly 1,948 units of the open-top two-seater will be built. The number reminisces the Porsche 356 “Number 1” that received its operating license on June, 8 back in 1948. In Paris, Porsche presented this year’s second Speedster Concept study. Its Guards Red paintwork is a reference to the 1988 911 Speedster of the G-Model generation. The new cross-spoke 21-inch wheels in cross spoke and the black leather interior create a tasteful and sporty appearance.

Dream becomes reality: The driveable 911 Speedster Concept, initially presented on June 8 in 2018 in Zuffenhausen as a “Heritage” version, will go into production in 2019. The car was developed at Porsche Motorsport in Weissach in cooperation with Style Porsche and Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur.

The future 911 Speedster, based on the 991 range, will be the first car to be offered with the new Heritage Design Packages. This exclusive accessory line by Porsche Exclusive allows for an even higher degree of personalization for the 911.

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In addition to the eye-catching paintwork, 21-inch center lock wheels are another visual highlight of this latest concept study presented in Paris. Their cross-spoke wheel design is similar to that of Porsche racing cars such as the 911 RSR and the GT3 R. The tinted day-time running lights were also inspired by racing. Matching the study’s paintwork, they are kept in red. The two “Talbot”-shaped exterior mirrors as well as the fuel tank cap – centrally positioned on the bonnet – shine in black-chrome and platinum. In contrast to the previously shown “Heritage” version, the interior is using partly perforated black leather upgraded with red highlights.

All body components as well as the entire technology of both the 911 Speedster Concept cars are identical. This includes the shortened window frames with their lowered cowl top panels and the smaller side windows as well as the carbon-fibre rear bonnet with the double-bubble cover behind the seats. Both cars come with a lightweight Tonneau cover, fitted by Tenax buttons, instead of a convertible soft top.

The Centrepiece of the Limited Special Edition

The concept cars’ body is based on the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet. The fenders, as well as the front and rear bonnet are made from lightweight carbon fibre composite while the chassis was taken from the 911 GT3. Furthermore, the GT development department provided the exhaust system with its titanium tailpipes and the drivetrain including the manually operated six-speed gearbox. The same goes for the centrepiece of the limited special edition: The Speedster Concept is powered by a naturally-aspirated flat-six engine developing more than 500 hp and capable of engine speeds up to 9,000 rpm.
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This is the 356 Speedster it is paying homage to

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Ever since the last stainless hoop targas came out Porsche has been on point!

And Im not really a Porsche guy but find myself drooling more and more over them too.
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This is the 356 Speedster it is paying homage to

That car is so damn sexy.
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Edit hold up 9k rpm and 500hp!

Dear Santa I know its early but.........

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Can appreciate what they're doing, but it looks like a turtle shell or something....I dont find it attractive in the least.
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Can appreciate what they're doing, but it looks like a turtle shell or something....I dont find it attractive in the least.
Speedsters usually have a big clamshell on the back. Kind of goes with the territory.

I think if the top half was black, or matched the interior color, it might break up that area some. I am sure they would be happy to paint it that way if you don't mind the additional cost. Which would probably be thousands of dollars. haha
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I DONT LIKE THIS THING

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Maybe it doesn't like you?

Take that! Ha!









Trust me, I would take a coupe over this thing too. GT3? Yes, please.
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Edit hold up 9k rpm and 500hp!

Dear Santa I know its early but.........

Ya, the GT motors are crazy. And sound so good.


Go search youtube for Porsche Cup cars on the track. It isn't a v10 or v12, but has a pretty good sound of it's own.
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OMG! Check this one out. Searching I find an in-car of driver and his GF in at GT3 cup car.

Check out 2:15 when he brakes and downshifts. Then at 3:15 & 5:35 as he hits a couple close turns. Full on ragdoll.

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Shed get it.
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I can appreciate what they are going for, but I really haven't liked any of the speedsters they've done since the original...

Agree, would rather have the Targa

Now if they only offered the full Turbo S in the Targa....
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I agree. I have a weird liking of the targa as well.


I like t-top and sunroof cars over convertibles by a long shot. The targa fits in there too.
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I agree. I have a weird liking of the targa as well.


I like t-top and sunroof cars over convertibles by a long shot. The targa fits in there too.
The Porsche Targa is just classic for me. I love the original, and I love the new one.

I'm not sure if its because Targa, or the kind of two tone look it gives the car.
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DeMuro recently did a vid on the 2011 model. They only made 356 of these back then, so yeah, these are quite valuable.

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