The Porsche 911 Speedster

Very low-slung, very sporty, and
very rare: The Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, launches a limited
edition of a new 911 Speedster. Paying homage to the first Porsche model that
bore the name Speedster, the 356 Speedster. In 1953, the Speedster series was
launched with a puristic sports car based on the Porsche 356, which had two
sports bucket seats, doors with slide-in plastic side windows, and a shortened,
elegantly curved windscreen. In 1988, the Speedster based on the 911 Carrera
celebrated its revival with an added feature. For the first time, the hood
compartment lid had the characteristic double bubbles. In 1993/1994, the next
evolutionary stage of the 911 Carrera was ushered in with yet another

The new 911 model is limited to
only 356 cars and this two-seater is significantly different from the other
members of the 911 family. In the best tradition, the 60 millimetres lower,
more raked windscreen, the flat contour of the sporty-look manual hood, and the
characteristic double-bubble hardcover for the soft top define the striking
profile of the new 911 Speedster. This makes the body of this rear-wheel drive
with its 44 millimetre wider rear stand out even more.

The new 911 speedster combines the
classic features of this type of Porsche sports car with further improved
performance of the current 911 generation: The 3.8-litre flat six delivers 408
hp (300 kW), 23 hp more in comparison with the 911 Carrera S. With its average
consumption of 10.3 litres/100 km (27.43 mpg imp) (NEDC), the new Speedster is
no less efficient than the 911 Carrera S Cabriolet without Powerkit – an effect
of Porsche Intelligent Performance. The seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplungsgetriebe
(PDK) is in charge of transmitting power to the rear axle fitted with a
standard differential lock. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and
Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) are standard, too. Add to that exemplary
protection for driver and passengers in the new 911 Speedster. Especially for
this model, the Porsche engineers further improved the rollover protection
system which is standard in all open-top Porsche cars.

The conception of the current
Speedster comes from Porsche Exclusive – the company-owned “enhancer”
specialising in individualisation of Porsche cars and small series. The 911
Speedster heralds the 25th anniversary of Porsche Exclusive which will be
celebrated in 2011, and once again, demonstrates the small-series competence of
Porsche Exclusive after the big success of the 911 Sport Classic. Living up to
the Porsche Exclusive standard, the 911 Speedster features almost all optional
equipment of the 911 series and its appeal also comes from its meticulously
hand-finished interior in black smooth-finish leather with numerous exterior
colour painted details exclusive to the Speedster. These include decorative
designs with chequerboard patterns in the seat centre section of the adaptive
sports seats reminiscent of a chequered flag, and the leather side bolsters in
the exterior colour.

The sporty flavour is further
enhanced by the exterior colour “Pure Blue” that has been developed exclusively
for the Speedster, providing an intriguing contrast with the tinted front
lights, black headlight rings, black windscreen surround and other black
decorative designs. Upon request, the Speedster is available in Carrara White,
at no extra cost. It also features a special front apron, specific side-skirts
and a distinct rear apron.

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