On the day of the ‘70 years Porsche sportscar’ celebrations, Porsche unveiled an unusual birthday present: The Porsche 911 Speedster Concept. Open-top, pure and with over 500 hp, it offers a glimpse of a potential series-production car.
A tribute to motorsport with inspiration from past Porsche models, borrowing elements from current models, the 911 Speedster Concept is a road-ready study of an open-top and particularly exciting sports car. Developed at the Porsche Motorsport Centre (the home of the GT2 RS, and most recently, the GT3 RS), it forges a link between the very first Porsche 356 ‘No. 1’ Roadster, which received its operating permit on June 8, 1948 and the Porsche cars of today.
The characteristics of the 911 Speedster Concept include the shorter window frame with a more inclined windscreen and correspondingly shortened side windows. These features give the sports car study an even stockier profile with a very low fly line, which is reminiscent of its predecessors such as the Porsche 356 1500 Speedster. The paintwork in the traditional colours of GT Silver and White harks back to Porsche’s early racing cars – as do many of the other carefully crafted details, such as the 50s-style central fuel tank cap positioned in the middle of the front bonnet, the classic Talbot shape of the exterior mirrors or the unique design of the main headlights. Transparent and opaque surfaces on the headlight covers produce a cross-like effect and are nod to a practice prevalent in Porsche’s early years in motorsport.
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