Porsche has confirmed that it will build 1,948 Porsche 911 Speedsters. The number of units to be built references the year that the Porsche 356 “Number 1” received its operating license which was on June 8, 1948. Production will commence in the first half of 2019.
The 911 Speedster Concept, initially presented on June 8 in 2018 in Zuffenhausen as a “Heritage” version, will go into production in 2019. The car was developed at Porsche Motorsport in Weissach in cooperation with Style Porsche and Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur.
The new 911 Speedster, based on the 991 range, will be the first car to be offered with the new Heritage Design Packages. This exclusive accessory line by Porsche Exclusive allows for an even higher degree of personalization for the 911.
In addition to the eye-catching silver paintwork, 21-inch center lock cross-spoke wheel design is similar to the Porsche race cars such as the 911 RSR and the GT3 R. The red tinted daytime running lights were also inspired by the race cars. The two “Talbot”-shaped exterior mirrors as well as the fuel tank cap – centrally positioned on the bonnet – shine in black-chrome and platinum. In contrast to the previously shown “Heritage” version, the interior features partly perforated black leather upgraded with red highlights.
The concept cars’ body is based on the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet. The fenders, as well as the front and rear bonnet are made from lightweight carbon fibre composite while the chassis was taken from the 911 GT3. Furthermore, the GT development department provided the exhaust system with its titanium tailpipes and the drivetrain including the manually operated six-speed gearbox. The same goes for the centrepiece of the limited special edition: The Speedster Concept is powered by a naturally-aspirated flat-6 cylinder engine developing more than 500 hp and capable of engine speeds up to 9,000 rpm.