Following on from the 911 Speedster Concept shown in 2018, Porsche has now revealed the production version at the New York Auto Show.
We were smitten with the concept 911 Speedster and now the production version has arrived and it looks glorious, don’t you think?
The Porsche 911 Speedster uses the same 4.0-litre flat-six engine found in the 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS but offers 374 kW and 469 Nm of torque and peaks at 9 000 rpm. What’s more, the 911 Speedster is said to feature a race-inspired soundtrack with a sharper throttle response like the 911 GT3 R race car. The 911 Speedster is exclusively offered with a GT Sport 6-speed manual transmission.
The sprint from zero to 100 kph will take approximately 3.8 seconds with a top track speed of 309 kph.
Extensive weight-saving measures have been implemented. For instance, the lightweight fabric roof is manually operated and the front luggage lid, front fenders and rear deck lid are all made of a carbon fibre composite. Inside, lightweight door panels with storage nets and pull handles further reduce weight and no air conditioning system is fitted either but is offered as an option.
The 6-speed manual transmission is some 4 kg lighter than the 7-speed manual transmission offered in other 911 Carrera models and a significant 18 kg lighter than the dual-clutch PDK. As a result, the Porsche Speedster weighs only 1 465 kg.
The Porsche 911 Speedster rides on Satin Black 20-inch wheels with Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) system fitted as standard. A specifically calibrated rear axle steering system and dynamic engine mounts further enhance the dynamic ability of the 911 Speedster. The Porsche 911 Speedster can be expected in South Africa but it will arrive in very limited numbers.