New 911 Speedster production begins
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. 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. Developed at the Porsche Motorsport Centre, home of the iconic 911 GT2 RS and 911 GT3 RS, its execution has history at its core.
A powerful machine
The heart of the new 911 Speedster is adopted from the 911 GT3. The naturally aspirated six-cylinder boxer engine with four-litre displacement is a pure GT engine. The peak power of 510 PS (375 kW) is reached at 8,400 rpm, with the maximum engine speed at 9,000 rpm. The new 911 Speedster sprints from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.0 seconds, thanks to its 6-speed GT sports manual transmission, increasing to a top speed of 192 mph.* The vehicle’s oil supply principle originates from Motorsport and uses a dry sump and separate engine oil tank, fully variable oil pressure pump and highly efficient supply of the bearings via the crankshaft.
Taking centre stage is the aesthetically shaped convertible top compartment lid with its double-bubble streamliners – a quintessential feature of this sports car type ever since the 911 Speedster from 1988. For Porsche, it is the largest and most complex component used in a road model, made of a single piece of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic.
Heritage Design package
Porsche also optionally offers the new 911 Speedster with a Heritage Design package. Created by Style Porsche and implemented by Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, this equipment version reinterprets classic elements from the 1950s and 1960s. This includes the interior colour scheme in Black and Cognac with golden details. Special “spears” paintwork in White for the front fascia and front wings is applied to the basic vehicle paintwork in GT Silver Metallic. Historic looking Motorsports decals for the doors and front lid complete the package.
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* Where it is safe and legal to do so. I.e. a track or racing facility.
911 Speedster official fuel consumption (WLTP): combined 13.8 l/100km (20.6 mpg). CO2 emissions (NEDC equivalent): 317 g/km