Seventy years ago, a legend was born. The very first vehicle to bear the Porsche name, the 356 ‘No. 1’ Roadster, received its permit on 8 June 1948 and was in many ways the first Speedster. Although not officially designated as such, it nevertheless bore all the hallmarks and features of the Speedster as we know it today: open-top driving pleasure combined with a high-performance drive.
Seventy years later the legend is reborn. Unveiled on the 70th Anniversary of Porsche in June, the 911 Speedster Concept forges a thrilling link between that first Porsche and the production cars of today. With a purist’s focus on sporty details, it represents the rebirth of a pure, open-top sportscar. Developed at the Porsche Motorsport Centre, home of the iconic 911 GT2 RS and 911 GT3 RS, its execution is historically sensitive. Incorporating many classic design elements found in its predecessors, the Concept is further enhanced with a Heritage Design style developed by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. Yet by drawing on the drive technology of current GT models, the Concept achieves a level of performance never before seen in a Speedster.
The 911 Speedster Concept will go into production in 2019 and will be the first car to be offered with the new Heritage Design Packages.
For more information on the 911 Speedster, or any other model within the Porsche range, please contact our Centre.