After presenting the concept as part of its 70th anniversary celebrations back in August, Porsche has announced the 911 Speedster will go into limited production.
The German brand will make just 1,948 units of the open-top two-seater, which signifies the year when the first Porsche 356 ‘Number 1’ was commissioned in 1948.
Porsche presented a second concept version at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, but has said it will be entering production for delivery in 2019.
For the exhibition in the French capital, Porsche presented the model in Guards Red to reference the 1988 911 Speedster, while also fitted cross-spoke 21-inch alloy wheels and a black and red leather interior trim.
The Speedster is fitted with Talbot-shaped wing mirrors, which – like the fuel cap – is finished in black-chrome and platinum, while the lightweight Tonneau roof is fixed on with Tenax buttons, rather than a conventional folding soft-top.
With the body based on the 992 Carrera 4 Cabriolet, the 911 Speedster is fitted with a naturally-aspirated flat-six-cylinder engine develop more than 500bhp and it is paired to a six-speed manual transmission.
Porsche also gave the 911 Speedster an exhaust system supplied by the GT development department that has titanium tailpipes – providing an invigorating soundtrack.
Although an official sale date hasn’t been confirmed, Porsche says the models will be delivered in the first half of 2019.
For more information on the current Porsche line-up and to enquire about the production run of the 911 Speedster, contact your nearest JCT600 Porsche Centre.
Added: 05 October 2018