Porsche has unveiled the 911 Speedster as concept officially at an event to mark the brand's 70 years in the sports car business. The sports car concept is inspired from the first Porsche 356 No. 1 Roadster from the year 1948.
According to Porsche, the drive technology of the concept model is shared with the present day GT models and the 911 Speedster has been developed at Porsche Motorsport Centre.
Mechanically, the Porsche 911 Speedster concept gets the same six-cylinder engine that powers the GT3, churning out 500 bhp of maximum power. This is expected to reflect the production 911 Speedster, which will use the GT3’s naturally aspirated 4.0-litre flat six. In the GT3, it delivers 493bhp and 459 Nm. The engine used in the concept comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission but in the production version it will be offered with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed PDK transmission. However, it is still doubtful whether the new Porsche 911 Speedster will enter production or not. Even if it happens, the production spec will not be introduced before 2019 and might be available in limited numbers only.
Talking about the design and styling, the side windows on the new Porsche 911 Speedster are now shorter and the windscreen is more inclined, the concept also gets a lightweight tonneau cover in place of a convertible top and is connected through eight Tenax fasteners and a transparent wind deflector that gets the 70 years of Porsche logo in an engraved manner and the emblem can also be seen on both doors of the car. Apart from this, the exterior gets a color combination of GT silver and white while the headlights are also reminiscent of the units used on the old Porsche racing cars. The car shares its chassis with the 911 GT3 and runs on 21-inch wheels.
At the inside, Porsche 911 Roadster gets two carbon fibre bucket seats and these have been wrapped in Aniline leather, while it misses out on some features such as radio, navigation and air conditioning. For more details, we’ll have to wait till Porsche announces to reveal the production version of the car.
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