Many fans of the Stuttgart brand delude themselves. It was a copy that made a tribute to the first Porsche 356 No. 1 Roadster of 1948 with a modern and masterful reinterpretation. Now confirming what we all expected, the Porsche 911 Speedster will be produced again coinciding with the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the manufacturer.
At the Paris Motor Show this model has been presented, which is still a prototype (it is considered the second Speedster Concept), although it is much closer to the final version that we will see on the roads. Its arrival is planned for 2019 and it will be the last version that will come out of the current 991 generation. Only 1,948 units of the 911 Speedster are planned, coinciding that figure with the year of Porsche’s founding.
The prototype has a good number of exclusive details some of them will surely not be able to reach production. The car receives the red paint Guards Red, same tone as the Porsche 911 Speedster ‘G-Model’ of 1988. Highlights in the set 21-inch wheels with crossed spokes, similar to those used by the competition 911. Also inspired by these, polarized daytime lights have been added although the details that have won us completely are the Talbot type mirrors (hopefully the production one) or the tank cap in the center of the bonnet.
The rest of the body is very similar to the one we saw in the first prototype, highlighting the inclined windshield, the double bubble roof behind the seats or the soft canvas hood that is fixed with eight Tenax fasteners. The prototype has taken as a basis the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet, although it has some elements of the GT3. Among them is the atmospheric six-cylinder boxer engine that develops 500 HP (has the cut at 9,000 rpm) and is linked to the six-speed manual transmission.
Another novelty of the future Porsche 911 Speedster is that it will be the first to have the Heritage Design Packages. They will be a series of equipment packages that will allow the user to customize their vehicle to the maximum. They have been developed by the Porsche Exclusive department and promise many winks to the classics of the past.