The 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster Is Going Into Production
With the 2020 model redesign getting ever closer, Porsche has been pushing out some incredible editions of the 911 this year. Not only was there the speedy GT3, there was also a Paul Smith-designed 911 unveiled at Goodwood as part of Porsche’s 70th birthday celebrations. But they may just have trumped both with the announcement that their 911 Speedster concept will be going into production in early 2019!
Yes, Porsche will be offering a production version of the 911 Speedster concept – albeit in very limited number. Only 1,948 units of the open-top two-seater will be built, referencing the Porsche 356 “Number 1” that received its operating license on 8th June in 1948.
The first 911 Speedster since 1989, the latest version is based on the current Cabriolet and is characterised by its racing design with some shiny new 21-inch cross-spoke wheels (similar to the GT3 R) and some tasteful but aggressive black leather inside the cockpit.
Elsewhere there’s a shortened window frame, vintage-style exterior mirrors, an exposed gas cap, and the iconic double-bubble cover. There’s also some tinted day-time running lights which were also inspired by racing. The car has no roof, but for a Speedster, that’s the selling point.
Performance-wise, we don’t have a top speed but we do know it’ll develop more than 500 hp and will be capable of engine speeds up to 9,000 rpm. This is thanks to a naturally-aspirated flat-six engine. We also know the six-speed gearbox will be manually operated.
That’s all we know about the Porsche 911 Speedster so far but keep an eye over at the Porsche Website for pricing and delivery info.