2019 Porsche 911 Speedster Is Just Like A GT3 But With Looks To Die For

The 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster has just been introduced at the ongoing New York Auto Show after the vehicle was shown off in concept guise late last year.

Sitting at the heart of the new Porsche 911 Speedster is a naturally-aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine which delivers 502 hp and 346 lb-ft (469 Nm) of torque while revving to an extraordinary 9000 rpm. This engine is the same basic unit fitted in both the current 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS and incorporates individual throttle bodies just like the 911 GT3 R race car.

The 911 Speedster will be sold exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission which sends power through the rear wheels. The sprint from 0-60 mph (96 km/h) will be dealt with in just 3.8 seconds and the German sports car can power through to a 192 mph (309 km/h) top speed.

Sitting at the heart of the new Porsche 911 Speedster is a naturally-aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine which delivers 502 hp and 346 lb-ft (469 Nm) of torque while revving to an extraordinary 9000 rpm. This engine is the same basic unit fitted in both the current 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS and incorporates individual throttle bodies just like the 911 GT3 R race car.

The 911 Speedster will be sold exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission which sends power through the rear wheels. The sprint from 0-60 mph (96 km/h) will be dealt with in just 3.8 seconds and the German sports car can power through to a 192 mph (309 km/h) top speed.

Porsche focused extensively on ensuring the 911 Speedster is as light as possible throughout its development. Consequently, the front luggage compartment lid, front fenders, and rear decklid are all made from carbon fiber. The car also comes equipped with Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes as standard and no air conditioning is featured. However, customers can select air conditioning as a no-cost option. All up, the new Speedster tips the scales at 3230 lbs (1465 kg).

While the car does feature the same chassis as the 911 GT3 models, it does include specifically-calibrated rear axle steering and new dynamic engine mounts. A set of Satin Black 20-inch center lock wheels are also standard.

As the name of the new 911 implies, it features a low-cut front windshield and promises to offer one of the best driving experiences of any current 911. Other unique styling elements of the Speedster include low side windows, a manually-operated lightweight fabric top and voluptuous buttresses directly behind the driver and passenger seats. Unfortunately, the car doesn’t feature the same retro-inspired wing mirrors and hood-mounted gas cap as last year’s 911 Speedster Concept.

Order books for the 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster will open on May 7, 2019 and the car is expected to land in U.S. dealerships in late 2019. Alongside announcing the car itself, Porsche Design has unveiled a special timepiece exclusive to Speedster owners.

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  • Astonman

    0-60 count sounds off by at least 1/2 a second or more

  • Bash

    Porsche is incapable of making an ugly 911. This thing is a beauty.

  • TRB0T0Y

    Fap fap fap ?
    Absolute automotive nirvana! … …
    At least until the next one comes along! This will sticker at 250, then the coolest chaps around will exchange half a mil for ’em. No poseurs with that tranny! ?

  • Ruel Lewis

    They got rid of all the best parts of the concept which kinda ruins it for me.

    • exeptor

      Apart from the side mirrors (which obviously was just for the show) I can’t see much changes. Maybe lights a little bit and rims. What do you referring to?

      • Ruel Lewis

        Those details are exactly what i’m referring to. I know they couldn’t have kept the concept mirrors and the hood located gas caps, but the headlights, wheels and rear brake light with the porsche logo from concept 2 could have all been left. Imo those small unique details matter most on special editions like this and would make this that more special considering it is the last 992 variant.

  • SteersUright

    Sign me up please, 15yr mortgage preferred.

  • Its got a proper six speed manual.

  • nastinupe

    Kind of sucks that this thing is going to be obsolete the second it rolls off the show room floor. They should have started selling these things along side the 991.1 GT3’s back in 2014.

  • StuffyAnt

    Absolute amazing! Nothing can be better. Really like it)))

  • botornot387

    LOVE. Sign me up!

  • ErnieB

    Instant collectible..

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