991 Speedster finally makes production
Open-topped GT car has small deviances from concept unveiled earlier this year
The 991 Speedster has at last been confirmed as a full production car. Porsche made the announcement on the eve of the Paris Motor Show, just days after the concept car made its North American debut on display at Rennsport Reunion VI.
As has been reported in Total 911 for months, Porsche also revealed a limited run of 1,948 units will be made in honour of the company’s 70th anniversary celebrations, with production of the open-topped, twoseater 911 to begin in 2019. Although the concept car’s retro ‘Talbot’-style mirrors and fuel tank cap – centrally positioned on the bonnet – remain, there are a number of key design changes on the final production version. This includes new cross-spoke 21-inch wheels and a black leather interior with red highlights.
The car will be offered with the new Heritage Design Packages. An accessory line by Porsche Exclusive, Porsche says this allows for an even higher degree of personalisation. The Speedster retains its 500hp, naturally aspirated GT3 engine with a sixspeed manual gearbox, as well as the shortened window frames with their lowered cowl top panels and smaller side windows. Porsche says the Guards red body colour is a reference to the 3.2 Carrera Speedster of 1988.