Porsche has just made choosing a 911 even harder by adding yet another variant. Only a few days ago they introduced the new 911 GTS, and now behold the 911 Speedster. This car pays homage to the legendary 356 Speedster and therefore it’s limited to 356 units. Mercifully though, it only gets the 356’s name and not its horrid handling! The new Speedster is based on the GTS and has the same 408 hp engine.
Also like the new Porsche 911 GTS, the Speedster will be unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and will go on sale in early 2011. The car features classic Speedster styling cues such as shortened windscreen and sleek tail, and comes with a 60mm lowered and raked windscreen and the characteristic ‘double-bubble’ hardcover for the manual soft top.
These bubbles might look a bit weird, but they will distinguish your car as a Speedster, and that’s cool! For the maximum look-at-me effect, it also features Carrera 4 wide rear axle which is 44mm wider than normal models.
As mentioned it comes with the 3.8-litre flat six, that has been tuned to deliver 408 hp (300 kW), 23 hp more than in the 911 Carrera S. With average fuel consumption of 27.43 mpg (10.3 litres/100 km) (NEDC), the new Speedster uses no more fuel than the standard 911 Carrera S Cabriolet – a consequence of Porsche Intelligent Performance.
It also features the seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) gearbox and a limited slip differential as standard. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) are also standard. Being a drop-top car, it also gets a special roll-over protection system.
Porsche 911 Speedster also inherits some of its details from the other limited edition, the Porsche 911 Sport Classic, chief among which are the Fuchs classic wheels. The sporting flavour is enhanced further by the ‘Pure Blue’ exterior colour that has been developed exclusively for the Speedster, and which provides an intriguing contrast with the tinted front lights, black headlight surrounds, black windscreen border and other black decorative designs. It also features a bespoke front spoiler, specific side-skirts and a distinct rear apron. You can also order it in Carrera white at no extra charge.
So, as you see this car has many awesome features and if you want a 911, it’s gotta be this. But before you rush to the showroom we have to point out that because it’s limited and all, pricing starts from 201,682 or £144,100. OUCH!