Porsche 911 Speedster

Stuttgart, 11. June 2018

The most beautiful gift to 70. Birthday of his sports car prepares Porsche: The 911 Speedster Concept as womögliche last and speziellstes series model in the range 991.

Two-Tone Anniversary Gift

The new 911 Speedster based on the Porsche 356 "No. 1" Roadster, the on 8. In June 1948, its operating permit received. The drive technology of the two-color case of the concept study comes from the current GT models. It was developed in the Porsche Motorsport centre, where also the 911 GT2 RS and the last of the GT3 RS. The 911 Speedster Concept celebrated its world premiere in the framework of the official Celebration of the anniversary "70 years of Porsche sports cars" in Zuffenhausen. The concept study gives an Outlook on a possible production model, which could be presented in 2019. A decision is made according to the Porsche in the next few months.

Low disk and Doppelhutze

Among the characteristic Details of the 911 Speedster Concept and the shortened window frame with lowered cowl and, accordingly, smaller side Windows. He gives the sports car study, a further gedrungeneres profile with a line which is immediately reminiscent of historical models such as the Porsche 356 1500 Speedster. Behind the front seats, a special rear cover made of carbon fiber. She dressed in a roll-over protective structure and is characterized by a Doppelhutze, as you heard in the 911 Speedster 1988 with the Tradition of sports car design. Between the humps with two black contrasting slats set aerodynamic accents that add a transparent wind deflector made of plexiglass engraved with "70 years of Porsche"Logo.

Less is more

The whole of the historic Original, is obliged, also has the 911 Speedster Concept instead of a roof a lightweight Tonneau Cover. It protects the interior of the parked vehicle from rain and attached buttons with eight so-called Tenax. The interior continues the lightweight construction concept of the Speedster-philosophy. Navigation and radio system are eliminated as well as air conditioning. The full bucket seats are made from carbon, brown aniline leather is bright.

Nostalgic Details

The width of the body of the Concept car is borrowed from the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet. Fenders, front hood and rear cover, however, is made of lightweight carbon fiber composite material. The paint finish in the classic colours GT silver and White quotes the early Porsche race cars – as well as many of the Details, starting from the Central and in the middle of the front cover and placed the tank cap in the style of the ' 50s, the mirrors in a classic "Talbot"-shape to the special design of the main headlamps. With clear and frosted surfaces, their covers suggest a cross, and so reminiscent of a feature from the early Motorsport years of Porsche. Then run the original cartridges were taped over headlight to protect against stone-chipping and shattering glass. The wide B-pillars and the rear is adorned with machined and gold-plated Speedster lettering.

Performance? Over 500 HP

Below the body of the 911 Speedster Concept relies on state of the art components. The suspension comes from, in principle, the 911 GT3, the clovers, the imposing 21-inch wheels in Fuchs Design are highly polished. For the first time these wheels have a Central lock. The exhaust system with titanium tailpipes and the powertrain, including manual six-speed manual transmission, the GT developers. The six-cylinder boxer engine makes over 500 HP and reaches speeds of up to 9,000 Rpm.

The history of the Speedster

As the forefather of all Speedster in the Porsche, the 356 1500 America Roadster 1952, the aluminum was made the body by Hand. He weighed 60 kilograms less than the 356 coupe and reached the 70-horsepower four-cylinder boxer engine for the time, impressive maximum speed of 175 km/h. With the plug washers for the doors, Not a folding soft-top and lightweight bucket seats embodied the exclusive for the US market-built sports car developed and only 16-is already substantial Speedster-features. Until 2010, eight series and special models with the nickname Speedster emerged. A peak was reached in 1957 with the 356 A 1500 GS Carrera GT Speedster. In 1988, the first 911 Speedster followed. The provisional conclusion of the 356 copies of this 911 Speedster of the series 997 to the year 2010.(rh)