MHH International Welcomes The Porsche 911 Speedster
Porsche have confirmed that the concept 911 Speedster, presented during the 70th birthday of the sports car manufacturer, will definitely be produced as a limited special edition. The company has decided to start producing this purist-oriented open sports car in the first half of 2019. Sadly for most of us, just 1,948 units of this beautiful two-seater will be built. This number reflects the Porsche 356 “Number 1” that made its debut on June, 8 back in 1948.
Shown here in Guards Red, the dream becomes reality with new cross-spoke twenty-one inch centre-lock wheels, similar to that of Porsche racing cars such as the 911 RSR and the GT3 R, that complement the black leather interior to create a tasteful and sporty appearance that harks back to the glory days of motoring. The 911 Speedster, which is based on the 991 range, will be the first car to be offered with the proposed new Heritage Design Packages. This hugely desirable new accessory line by Porsche Exclusive allows for an even higher degree of personalization for the 911.
The tinted day-time running lights were also inspired by racing. Matching the car’s paintwork, they are kept in red. The two “Talbot”-shaped exterior mirrors as well as the fuel tank cap – centrally positioned on the bonnet – shine in black-chrome and platinum. The interior is using partly perforated black leather upgraded with red highlights.
The shortened window frames with their lowered cowl top panels and the smaller side windows enhance the carbon-fibre rear bonnet with the double-bubble cover behind the seats. Instead of a soft-top the sports car comes with a lightweight Tonneau cover, fitted by Tenax buttons.
The classic body shape is based on the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet. The bumpers, as well as the front and rear bonnets, are made from lightweight carbon fibre composite while the chassis was taken from the 911 GT3. Additionally, the GT development department provided the exhaust system with its titanium tailpipes and the drivetrain including the manually operated six-speed gearbox. At the beating heart of this beautiful limited special edition is a naturally-aspirated flat-six engine developing more than 500hp and capable of engine speeds up to 9,000 rpm. If you want one get there quickly because they won’t be in the showrooms for long!