Porsche 911 Speedster

Special Cars 25 Sep 2010
Porsche 911 Speedster

The Porsche 911 Speedster is a open two-seater that will be produced in a limited series of 356 units. It features a 408 hp engine, rear-wheel drive, a lowered windscreen and a soft top with a ‘double bubble’ hardcover.

Porsche 911 SpeedsterThe name ‘Speedster’ was first used by Porsche on the classic 356 model of 1953, and became synonymous with low-slung, open-top, two-seater Porsche sports cars for free-spirited driving enthusiasts.

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.

Porsche 911 Speedster Porsche 911 Speedster

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.

Porsche 911 Speedster InteriorAmong 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).

(Source: Porsche)

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