Here’s A Topless View Of Porsche’s New 911 Speedster

We may already have all the information concerning the upcoming 911 Speedster, but we’ve just received a new batch of spy shots, showing a prototype being driven around with the top down.

This is the swan song of the Porsche 991.2, set to be produced in 1,948 examples, all of which are reportedly already sold. Featuring a two-seat configuration, the limited-run 911 Speedster is based on the chassis of the GT3 and uses a modified body based on that of the Carrera 4 Cabriolet.

The highlight of the new 911 Speedster is, of course, the characteristic double-bubble cover behind the seats made out of carbon fiber. The final production examples are also expected to feature a set of retro-inspired ‘Talbot’ door mirrors, 21-inch alloy wheels and a lightweight Tonneau cover fitted by Tennax buttons.

Power will be provided by the GT3’s naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six, producing over 500hp and revving up to 9,000rpm while purists will be happy to know that a six-speed manual transmission will be the only transmission available.


The new 911 Speedster will also be Porsche’s first model to be offered with a range of Heritage Design packages, enabling customers to pick their favorite livery instead of a simple paint job.

This should be one of the last times we see a prototype, as production of the Porsche 911 Speedster was supposed to start in early 2019, but the latest reports talk about deliveries starting this summer.

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  • Merc1

    Porsche is one of the few car companies that can come out with a new version of a car that has already been replaced and it’s still one of the most desirable variants. I wouldn’t have it any other way. This is the most befitting way to close out 991 production.

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  • Gullet

    I’m usually not so fond of the 911 humpbacks, but this one looks really good.

  • SteersUright

    Whoa! Those humps look like tumors rather than a natural part of the car. Just awful.

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