German automaker Porsche revealed the absolutely delightful Porsche Speedster Concept at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. It will go into production in the first half of 2019.
It follows the silver and white 911 Speedster that was launched in June 2018 during Porsche’s 70th anniversary celebrations in Germany.
The Stuttgart- based automakers plan to produce an exact of 1,948 units of the new limited edition Speedster as a reference to the first Porsche 356 that officially came out way back in 1948.
The two-seater’s body is based on the the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet and sports a 911 GT3 chassis with cross-spoke 21-inch wheels similar to ones found on the RSR and GT3 R race cars.
The concept houses a 4.0-liter flat-six engine under the hood, which delivers over 500 hp and is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Porsche says the 911 Speedster will be the first car to be offered with its new Heritage Design Packages.
The open-top car features carbon-fiber fenders, ‘Talbot’-shaped mirrors, titanium tailpipes, and black-chrome and platinum fuel tank cap on the center of the hood. Window frames have been shortened and there’s a double-bubble cover behind the seats.
The Speedster comes with a Tonneau cover that is fitted by Tenax buttons, instead of the drop- top. Additionally, the red concept has red-tinted daytime running lights.
The price for the Porsche Speedster concept hasn’t been revealed yet.
Meanwhile, last week saw Porsche 935, that was unveiled on the occasion of the historic “Rennsport Reunion” motorsport event at Laguna Seca Raceway in California.
The racer is a tribute and features a body reminiscent of the legendary Porsche 935/78. It will be limited to only 77 units.
The car is set at Rs 5.9 crore which is 3 times the price of the company’s latest car in the market 911 GT2RS.