To celebrate its 70th birthday, Porsche produced a concept study of a 911 Speedster. Now, we have learned that this beautiful concept is going into limited production. Porsche will produce exactly 1,948 units of the open-top model.
This number celebrates the Porsche 356 “Number 1” that got its operating license on June 8, 1948. Porsche will begin production of the celebratory model in 2019 and it will be the first model to offer the new Heritage Design Packages. These packages give buyers even more options for customization.
The 911 Speedsters will all come with Guards Red exterior paint, which looks back to the 1988 911 Speedster. In addition, they will feature 21-inch cross-spoke wheels and a perforated black leather interior with red accents.
To make this limited-edition model a true performance machine, its body is based on the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet. Many body parts are made using lightweight carbon fiber composite and its exhaust system is completed with titanium tailpipes.
Powering the Speedster will be a naturally-aspirated flat-six that will produce more than 500 horsepower and will be capable of producing engine speeds up to 9,000 rpm. The engine will only be available with a six-speed manual transmission.
To learn more about the limited-edition Porsche 911 Speedster, stop into Gossett VW Porsche.