991 Speed­ster fi­nally makes pro­duc­tion

Open-topped GT car has small de­viances from con­cept un­veiled ear­lier this year

Total 911 - - Update -

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.

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