To celebrate this icon, at the 2010 Paris Motor Show Porsche is introducing the new 911 Speedster, that will be produced in a limited run of just 356 units.
This special model will go on sale in January 2011, with prices starting from about $200k.
Designed by the Porsche Exclusive department in Stuttgart, the two-seater 911 Speedster is significantly different from the standard 911 models: it features a 60mm lowered and raked windscreen and a sleek tail with the characteristic ‘double-bubble’ hardcover for the manual soft top.
The body adopts the 44 millimetre wider rear stance of the Carrera 4 body, even if the 911 Speedster has a rear-wheel drive transmission.
The 911 Speedster is painted in ‘Pure Blue’ tone, developed exclusively for the Speedster, which provides a strong contrast with the tinted front lights, black headlight surrounds, black windscreen border and other black decorative designs.
Among the exclusive details are the hand-finished interior in black smooth-finish leather and numerous exterior colour painted parts, including decorative designs with black and white patterns reminiscent of a chequered flag on the centre sections of the sports seats, and leather side bolsters in the exterior colour.
It also features a bespoke front spoiler, specific side-skirts and a distinct rear apron.
The 911 Speedster is powered by the 3.8-litre flat six unit, that has been tuned to deliver 408 hp (300 kW), 23 hp more than in the 911 Carrera S.
The engine is mated to a seven-speed PDK gearbox which is equipped with a limited slip differential. Electronic controls include Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB).