Porsche will say farewell to the 991-generation 911 with a limited-production Speedster variant, which shall be unveiled at subsequent week's New York motor present.
Previewed by a black and white picture of the completed automobile that was despatched by a buyer to US web site Carbuzz, the Speedster will keep largely devoted to the idea model, barring a change in alloy wheel design.
Confirmed for manufacturing final summer time and previewed by the Speedster idea, it’s the return of a sought-after particular variant first produced within the 1950s.
The model will produce 1948 examples of the Speedster, a quantity marking the model's 70th anniversary final 12 months. The thinly disguised take a look at mules, seen testing alongside the newest 992-generation automobile, first confirmed the roof structure intimately.
A heritage design pack provides retro-inspired prospers to the automobile, and Porsche hinted that the packs can be out there on different fashions.
New 21-inch cross-spoke wheels function and are prone to be carried over to the manufacturing model, as is the automobile’s four.Zero-litre flat-six engine, borrowed from the GT3, and handbook gearbox.
The primary of the 2 design research was placed on show at Goodwood final 12 months, as a part of Porsche's wide-ranging anniversary celebrations.
Energy output is believed to be greater than 507hp, nevertheless it's not clear but whether or not Porsche will improve the prevailing GT3 engine or use the extra highly effective unit from the GT3 RS. Both approach, it's anticipated to retain the identical 9,000rpm rev restrict.
The Speedster is the mixed work of Porsche's GT division and its Unique arm, mixing its most interesting engineering division with the one liable for bespoke designs.
The 911 Speedster may have a light-weight tonneau cowl, slightly than a convertible high, whereas different weight-reduction measures embrace the removing of the satnav, audio and air-con programs. The bucket seats are fabricated from carbon-fibre.
The idea’s physique is predicated on that of the 911 Carrera four Cabriolet’s, however with the wings, bonnet and engine cowl constituted of light-weight carbon-fibre composite.
A rear cowl, additionally fabricated from carbon-fibre, connects behind the entrance seats, overlaying the rollover construction and that includes a ‘double bubble’ – an iconic design component of 911 Speedster fashions since 1988.
The idea options particulars that commemorate Porsche’s early racing days, such because the 1950s-style central gasoline tank cap positioned in the course of the bonnet.
The form of the Speedster takes affect from the unique 356 1500 Speedster that has impressed 911 Speedsters for the 930, 964 and 997 generations.